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Exteriors Inspiration

With our durable exterior paint finishes available in over 200 colours, you can really let your imagination run wild. Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry are precisely formulated to protect your home against the elements for up to six and 15 years respectively, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re not just adding serious kerb appeal to your home, but longevity too.

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Our carefully curated palette of 132 shades, with an intriguing story behind each colour name, will help you to choose colours you love for your home.

Front of House

Together, Exterior Masonry and Exterior Eggshell give you the power to make over everything from walls to window boxes. If you’re able to, we suggest taking full advantage of the possibilities. Adding a fresh coat of paint to the front of your home doesn’t just enhance your kerb appeal and brighten the day of visitors and passers-by, it’s also a great opportunity to show your personality.

TIP: Head to any of our colour pages to see ready-made schemes for the front of your home. If you know what you want your front door or other feature colour to be, these can help you find the tones that will support and enhance it.

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Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our colours in your home, book an appointment with our design experts today.

Colour and Protection

Breathing new life into an outdoor space can be as simple as treating fence panels or patio furniture to a new coat of long-lasting paint, which will stay looking fresh until you fancy a change. Not sure where to start? Try picking out a colour or two from your planting scheme – this Cinder Rose patio set mirrors the emerging pink of the hydrangeas behind it for a subtly cohesive feel, while Pelt railings picks out the purple tones of this lavender.

TIP: See what sits opposite your dominant flower or foliage tone (or the colour of your pots) on the colour wheel to create an effortless pairing. Pink, red and purple look great with green, while blue brings out the best in orange and yellow.

The Light Fantastic

Wall: Setting Plaster No.231 in Exterior Masonry; Fence: Red Earth No.64 in Exterior Eggshell

Fence: Railings No.31 in Exterior Eggshell; Planter: Bancha No.298 in Full Gloss

Our paint’s extraordinary response to light is one of its most distinctive features, and it’s shown off in spectacular fashion when our colours are used outdoors. As the level and direction of light changes, so does the appearance of our highly responsive colours, creating a space that looks different depending on the season and time of day.

TIP: Colours will always look brighter in direct sunlight than they do indoors, so don’t be afraid to be bold!

Inside Out

Wall: Green Smoke No.47 in Exterior Eggshell

Wall: School House White No.291 in Exterior Masonry; Planter: Inchyra Blue No.289 in Full Gloss

If you’re lucky enough to have a room that leads directly to an outdoor space, or looks out onto one, you have the perfect opportunity to create indoor-outdoor flow. The easiest way to do that is to have a shared thread of colour that links both areas, whether it’s an all-over treatment that reflects the greenery of the surrounding landscape or a subtle link between interior and exterior features.

Look Around

For structural features that give a nod to their surroundings, take your colour cues from the skies. Durable finishes in raincloud greys, stormy blues and misty greens look beautiful no matter the weather, and there are plenty to choose from in our palette, from the light-touch tones of Blue Gray to the deep drama of Inchyra Blue.

Bench: Blue Gray No.91 in Exterior Eggshell; Doors: Inchyra Blue No.289 in Exterior Eggshell

Shepherd’s Hut: Blue Gray No.91 in Exterior Eggshell

TIP: Brickwork, flagstones, render and wood cladding are also great exterior cues to base your paint colour on. For window frames, for example, try a shade that’s close to the colour of the pointing between any surrounding bricks.

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