Accent Exterior Color Guide

Color Tips

Choose a welcoming colour for the home. Use sculptural plantings to create an attractive entrance.
Choose a light blue for your base colour and team it with a darker accent shade for windows and trims.
Not sure how to choose? Get some advice from the experts at Goldenland.

Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.” – Fernand Legar

Add a little drama to your home with stormy greys, or create a more subtle effect with misty blues for a very contemporary feel that looks smart alongside whites.

“The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior is part of the outside world.” – Stephen Gardiner

Use lighter color to make a building look bigger.
Choose a lighter or darker shade of the same colour for subtle contrast rattler than using a different colour entirely.
Consider existing colours on garage and doors, windows and trim, roof, sheds and fencing when choosing a palette.

Think sun-baked Northland sand dunes, Central Otago tussock and honey-coloured Coromandel cliffs and slate-coloured West-Coast skies. This classic palette is always popular for its’ down to earth attitude.

  • Limit your palette to two to three colours. Pick out architectural details using darker colours.
  • Choose colours that set your house apart, without clashing with others on the street.
  • Look to nature for inspiration – what colours are in your garden?

Wrap your house in the colours of the Land of the Long White Cloud. This distinctly New Zealand palette evokes pale grey skies and darker manuka-covered hills, with a hint of rain on the horizon.

I myself prefer New Zealand eggs for breakfast.” – Queen Elizabeth II


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