The traditional red brick and tan homes made way for medium gray homes with white trim a few years ago, and now both are stepping aside as white and black houses take the stage—front and center. Yes, crisp white is in—with high contrasting black or deep charcoal trim and accents. But solid black home exteriors are in as well! And—surprise!—we’ll see a new color emerge on this year’s home exteriors: a soft, soothing blue.
The focus on clean lines, bold accents, and elements of nature (like natural wood posts on the front porch) combine to create a stunning, cohesive look for Denver homes.
Take a look at our tips on home exterior trends in the Denver area for this year.
Stylish Trends for Your Denver Home
Your home’s curb appeal matters, and if you’ve left it alone far too long, there’s no time like the present to plan on updating it. One of the biggest players in your curb appeal is your siding. Does it show signs of wood rot, moisture intrusion, or damage? If so, it may be time to consider a siding replacement.
Brick, fiber cement, and engineered wood siding are reliable, long-term solutions to siding replacement in the Denver area. And here are the trends to expect for home exteriors this year.
Light, soft blue is trending
The leading color trending for exterior paint gives your home a clean, beautiful look. Enter light, soft blue. It’s soothing, comforting, and welcoming—drawing you in with a warmth that embraces you. Maybe it’s because so many people spend so much time at home now, or perhaps it’s a comforting color that soothes. Whatever the reason, blue is beaconing. Melodia Suave, to be exact, is the color of choice for exteriors this year.
White is hot
Painting your home crisp white, or a shade of white is in. Off-white, cream, eggshell, and pure white are all included in this widely accepted trend. White and variations of it offer a crisp, clean, and fresh look—giving you plenty of space to get creative with your accent color. Since white is neutral, it’s easily combined with other hues. It’s a low-maintenance color choice that Denver homeowners love because it doesn’t fade due to sun exposure over time.
Black is back
If you prefer to paint the body of your home black—great! Black, charcoal, and dark brown have made a comeback in popularity. But realize they will fade over the years, so you better love them and be willing to repaint your home a little sooner.
Black works perfectly as an accent color or trim color too. White homes with black accents and trim are stunning and will dominate this year. Black window frames are surging in popularity as they give a striking contrast to homes both inside and out.
Gray is still gorgeous
Light gray still works this year for your home exterior as it is easily combinable with any theme and highly versatile with home décor.
With the current trends, your solid white or black home needs texture to add visual interest. People want to break up the uniformity that was once so popular.
Enter stone trimmings—resulting in a chic and elegant composition in just the right measure.
Textured trim, accent walls, and accent gables are all showing up this year. Textured accents can be painted with a different color, making them stand out even more. Accenting your gables with something like HardieShingle and painting them a contrasting color adds the texture and character that is expected.
Painted brick remains popular
Natural brick colors aren’t particularly favorably looked upon at this time, but painted brick is. It brings a crisp look to your exterior while the varied texture of brick still shines through.
With its durability and reliability, brick remains a favorite choice due to its historical aesthetics and texture (not its color). This year, the brick will be whitewashed or painted to give it a more modern vibe
Fiber cement siding delivers
James Hardie fiber cement siding remains the most popular siding material in America, covering over 8,000,000 homes. Its ability to withstand Denver’s harsh weather makes it a perfect replacement siding solution today. It gives you the classic look of wood siding without wood’s high maintenance requirements.
Hardie’s factory-applied hues deliver long-lasting, vibrant color that keeps your home looking crisp and new. Hardie offers designer-picked, perfectly curated color combinations to choose from, ensuring your home looks up to the minute in its new color.
Natural wood accents are in
The element of nature seen on the home exterior is thriving. Columns on front porches feature stains and natural wood. Front doors are outlined in natural wood, and a few ferns on your front porch pull the look together.
Entry doors pop with color now
Front doors are now licensed to be a focal point to your home’s curb appeal, coordinating with your siding by creating stark contrast that delivers visual interest you’ll love coming home to.
Transform Your Home with Stunning New Siding
Your home exterior should reflect you in its style and uniqueness. Is your siding worn out and drab-looking? Replacement siding can transform your home into an on-trend stylish house that you are proud of.
At Refined Exteriors, we install durable James Hardie siding, resilient engineered wood siding, and budget-friendly vinyl siding for your Denver home. We ensure your siding is installed with precision so you benefit from the high performance it was designed to deliver. Learn more about our siding services.