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Choosing an Exterior House Paint Color in 2023

The color or combination of colors used to paint the exterior of your house can make an impact in a variety of ways. Color sets the mood and tone for the rest of the architectural and landscaping elements on the property. Color can also create a unique inner feeling when you look at the house from a distance. When it’s time to sell your home, the exterior paint color scheme can make a difference in how fast the home gets sold. Franklin Painting of Farmington, CT, would like to share a little about some of the “trendy” exterior paint colors for homes in 2023.

New exterior house colors in Glastonbury CTTwo paint leaders

Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams are two of the unquestioned leaders in paint technology and color development, so we’ll look at a few popular shades from these two manufacturers.

Regent Green

Deeper forest-green shades for exterior paints have been growing in popularity for more than a decade. Benjamin Moore’s Regent Green fits nicely into this trend. It’s not so dark that you lose the majestic green hues, yet it’s vivid and understated enough to make it easy to match with multiple architectural styles, home amenities and trim colors.


Andiron by Sherwin-Williams edges into the family of dark forests, but it adds a hint of earthy brown to go with its olive-green base. It’s been described as “sophisticated,” “thoughtful,” and “comforting.” As with many of the darker exterior paint colors, Andiron works equally well as the main wall color and as a statement-making choice for trim.


Nightfall by Benjamin Moore is a settling color, hinting at shades of deep grays and blues. It brings a sense of place and home and looks fantastic with a range of architectural styles, from old-fashioned to contemporary. Because of its dark luster, it’s a great match for homes with lots of metal and glass.


Sherwin-Williams takes Nightfall a step further with its Inkwell. This is a very dark and brooding shade based on navy blue. It’s definitely a statement-maker, particularly when paired with lighter, contrasting trim colors. Inkwell is a durable color that’s easy to maintain and keep looking sharp.


On the other side of the spectrum, there’s Benjamin Moore’s Fieldstone. This relaxing taupe-based shade is a wonderful choice for bringing out the details in wood, brick, metal and glass. One of the more popular neutral tones, Fieldstone can turn something basic into something extraordinary.

exterior home paint palate, southington ctAgreeable Gray

Winding up our brief look at trending exterior paint colors for 2023, we have Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams. With hints of washed concrete, this shade is an ideal choice if high style without all the pretentiousness is what you’re after.

Contact your Connecticut home-painting experts

Franklin Painting can help you look through all the most popular and trendy colors when deciding what statement you want your house to make. We’re color experts and are able to create a true masterpiece using the very best paints, color combinations and meticulous workmanship. If you’ve been wondering how your home could look with a gorgeous new paint job, speak with one of our home-painting experts today at (877) 646-7774. You can also get in touch with our simple contact form.

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