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Green-gray exterior paint colors are often the best choice for homes with natural stone or brick accents. Since your stucco or wood siding will be seen side-by-side with any stone or brick accents, its paint color needs to coordinate, or your house will look like a patchy mess.

This home has both natural stone and brick accents, so it’s a perfect case study for why green-gray exterior paint colors in particular work so well here.

We painted the stucco in HGSW3447 “Sackcloth”, which is a color from the HGTV Home Collection for Sherwin Williams.

The first step in picking an exterior paint color is to identify the undertones of your stone or brick accents. This lovely home has a stonework feature around the front door, and brick accents around the windows.

Nationally known color consultant Maria Killam has written extensively about undertones, but here’s our quick-and-dirty summary. And what if you’re looking at a variety of neutral color options, such as beige or gray, where your choices might all be really similar, and the temperature isn’t so obvious?

The pink-beige above exists in the brick, but the stronger colors like ruddy reds and chalky whites confuse matters. Thankfully, both these undertones go very well with either green-beige or green gray, which makes a green-gray like “Sackcloth” or “Shiitake” the perfect color for this house.

Any neutral color that leans toward green, such as green-beige and green-gray, will go with both yellow and pink undertones. However, if you wanted your home to be a cooler gray, you’d run into trouble with that yellowy limestone around your front door.

In real life, the home would look even bluer, since daylight skews exterior colors to look more blue than they do indoors (where you usually evaluate your paint chips). Remember: If you have stone or brick accents on your home, be careful with any cool, gray or blue tones, which will probably clash.

HGSW3447 Sackcloth exterior paint color
HGSW3447 Sackcloth exterior paint color
Sherwin Williams SW 9172 Shiitake exterior paint color
Sherwin Williams SW 9172 Shiitake exterior paint color
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