Stone, whether natural or veneer, is a popular way to add texture, pattern and interest to a home’s exterior. But have you ever thought of using stone details as a jumping-off point for a home’s exterior color palette? Maybe you should.
Since stone has a natural aesthetic, color schemes derived from it tend to be easy and noncoerced. Whether neutral or colorful, these schemes can work on nearly any style of home. Take color cues from the stones themselves or from grout. Restrict your palette to two or three colors for a polished effect. Use contrasting trim to offset architectural details.Use an existing stone structure as a springboard for updating an older home’s color palette. Or think about adding simple stone features (chimney, columns, porch) to a newer home for some colorful inspiration, not to mention added depth and texture. Just be sure to look at the big outdoor picture when choosing paint colors. Typically, you can get away with more deeply saturated colors outside versus inside.
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Here are some photos from Houzz.com with homes featuring stone on the exterior.