These 8 Homes Will Give You the Blues in the Best Way

Thinking of transforming your home’s exterior with a new paint color? Blue is one of the most popular choices. You can spin this favorite hue traditional or contemporary just by changing the trim color. Check out these 8 homes for great exterior paint ideas if you love the blues.

This 1940s Colonial got a new lease on life when it underwent a full makeover. Adding a four-foot bump out on the back gave it room for a bigger kitchen, plus a new mudroom. The soft blue-gray paint reflects the home’s historical feel. Photo: Trehus

This tiny cabin at the Blue Moon Rising retreat in McHenry, Maryland, captures the rustic feel with a reclaimed metal and wood exterior. Blue trim and eaves and a charming purple door give this mix of finishes a unified look. Photo: Country Living

This big, seaside home gets its color influence from the world around it. Blue waves? Check. Purple bougainvillea? Check. Beachy and stylish! Photo: HGTV

For those who prefer their blue with a side of modern, check out this beauty. Located in Menlo Park, California, this 1,465 sq ft home is both midcentury and oh-so-today. An apple-green door and bright red chairs stand out against the deep blue siding. Photo: Ana Williamson Architect

While this home is new construction, it has the style of a much older home. Architectural details like transom windows and roof corbels make this a standout. The pale blue exterior paint gives it a graceful air. Photo: Blue River Custom Builders

Your home doesn’t have to be modern to go bold. Traditional homes love a bright pick-me-up, too. This vibrant, deep blue stands out against the crisp, white trim, drawing the eye to the home’s stunning lines. Photo: Allura

This charming 1915 cottage in Homewood, Alabama, won Southern Living’s Best Exterior Makeover 2016. The designers got rid of the old metal awnings, dressed up the chimney and gave the home a new lease on life with a sweet, blue paint. From dowdy to dashing, we’re loving the transformation! Photo: Southern Living

This beach house gets its elegant, refined look from a combination of historical colors. If you want a similar look for your home, try Shooting Star, an icy white with blue-green undertones for the facade. Add Blue Willow on the shutters or trim. It’s a winning color combination that never goes out of style.

If you’re looking for a new exterior paint color, why not give your home the blues? And for even more beautiful color ideas, check out our Inspiration Gallery.