New year, new trends. While interior design trends are typically what’s on the brain when a new year rolls around, our exterior division says otherwise. What about the exterior of our homes? Everyone from the dog walker to your garbage service sees it (unlike that bathroom refresh you just completed), so why not give the outside of your home some love as well? With that in mind, we spoke with our Exteriors Sales and Project Manager, Scott Herrmann, about the top exterior design trends forecasted for 2023.
Want to make a bold statement but don’t want to do your entire exterior a bold color? Dark shingles are a great way to add contrast. Dark hues like black and navy blue are dramatic and eye-catching, which can help improve your curb appeal. While your shingles may be dark, you don’t have to make everything dark – paint your front door a vibrant color, and keep your gutters and garage door more neutral. One of our favorite GAF shingle brands is Timberline, which offer the perfect mix of beauty and long-term durability.
Earth Tone Color Palettes
Similar to interiors, neutrals and earth-tone palettes seem to be the exterior house colors for 2023.
Earth tones can create a warm and cozy vibe and help a home’s exterior feel more connected to its natural surroundings. Green hues, for example, give your home a peaceful and welcoming ambiance while blending into the surrounding terrain.
Whitewashed or Painted Brick
Whitewashed or painted brick exteriors meld rustic design elements with modern aesthetics to create a home exterior that is truly timeless and beautiful. Whitewashed or painted brick is often accented by a dark roof and trim, with natural textures and materials as accents such as wood or galvanized steel.
Painting your brick house is a relatively easy way to give your house a new look, especially if the exterior is looking outdated. Painting your house can add uniformity and a clean look natural brick can’t always do. If you do decide to paint the brick on your house, be sure to use a breathable paint such as silicate or mineral-based.
The hardest part about painting your brick house is the amount of maintenance required. Brick can age as it gets older, and will require regular maintenance–touch ups for chipped areas, cleaning on lighter colored brick, and fresh coats every so often.
Mixing Siding Textures and Accents
Using a mixture of different materials and textures on a home, such as siding, wood, and stone, is a smart way to create depth and visual interest.
Vinyl is one of the most popular types of siding. It helps protect your home against harsh weather, can be customized to come in a variety of colors, and is a relatively low-maintenance material and an inexpensive option.
Stone and brick are natural materials that add texture and depth to your home while increasing overall curb appeal. For example, you can add light-colored stone accents to help balance out darker shades (see image below), resulting in a sleek, modern look.
You can incorporate brick into the exterior of your home in additional ways through patio flooring, garden pathways, and more. Using brick as an exterior building material is very versatile and can be used wherever you see fit.
Mixing siding materials and elements is no easy feat. Our exterior remodeling team is here to help you every step of the way!
Being a homeowner brings responsibility. But maintaining the exterior of your home doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. With a trusted contractor on your side, you can identify and address any potential issues quickly and choose to update your exterior whenever you choose.