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Timeless Home Exterior Material & Colour Trends

Choosing the right exterior finishes and colour scheme is a tough decision to make... Your home exterior is the first thing you see, and can make a huge impact on overall curb appeal.

Your exterior can also have an impact on the interior finishes you choose, keeping with a similar style and colour scheme is important in creating a cohesive home.

It's important to remember that the exterior of your home needs to withstand sun exposure, rain, wind and possibly snow - so choosing strong materials with a long life span could end up saving you money in the long run.

It's also important to choose an exterior style that will stand the test of time, and not something too trendy... keep in mind you can always paint over brick or siding - however choosing a colour scheme that is timeless will save you from the hassle.

Here are my top 5 Timeless Home Exterior Material & Colour Trends for 2021:

  1. Natural Stone

Theres been such a push in recent years towards more natural & rustic materials... the more wear and patina - the better! Natural stone accents are being incorporated throughout exterior and interior spaces, with a push towards neutral beige and grey tones.

When looking for stone for your home exterior - try finding one with as much natural variation as possible; stone that looks too perfect has more of a "fake" or manufactured look. Pairing stone with black windows & accents has a dramatic effect and will modernize your home.

2. White Brick

White brick has been trending for the past few years, and its all the rave on Pinterest & Instagram. It may be starting to become a tad over done, but this trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon! The classic look is best when paired with black or wood toned accents.

The great thing about this trend is that it's easily accessible for homes with different colour brick! You can easily paint your home with a lime wash or professional exterior paint to achieve this stunning & highly sought after look.

3. Black Siding

A dramatic look were LOVING right now is definitely black siding... this exterior material has recently gained popularity and is here to stay! This versatile material can be paired with almost anything else and looks absolutely stunning... we especially love black siding paired with; natural stone, red brick, white brick and wood accents.

If you're too nervous to have a dark home keep this material as an accent for only certain areas of the home. However, all black homes are insanely gorgeous - they aren't for the faint at heart... and might take some getting used to.

4. Board & Batten

When done right, board and batten siding can look extremely beautiful and custom. It's important to ensure that whoever is installing the siding lines it up properly and frames the windows and doors symmetrically. This material trend looks amazing in black and white, but were also seeing some great homes done in olive green, navy and light beige.

Board & batten siding looks best mixed with other materials, but can also look amazing by itself. This material can also suit many different home styles, from Modern Farmhouse to French Countryside. This classic look is just gaining its popularity and will definitely be trending for years to come.

5. Classic Red Brick

Historically, red brick has been a popular brick colour choice, however in recent years, homes have been swaying towards more neutral tones - and red brick has been on the downtrend. We'd never though we'd see the day but this classic look is making a making a huge come back!

Were starting to get a little sick of the same black and white homes all over Pinterest and Instagram, so seeing a stunning classic red brick home is always a breath of fresh air! We love this look paired with black windows and accents. This gothic look may fluctuate in popularity but will NEVER go out of style.

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