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Exteriors Inspiration

We recommend using Exterior Eggshell or Exterior Masonry for outdoor spaces, or for a touch of glamour, high-shine Full Gloss.

Rangwali No.296 in Exterior Eggshell

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 coveted colour card is the perfect tool for starting your home transformation.

The all-new design, featuring inspiring scheme ideas and a complementary white for each of the 132 shades in our signature collection, makes it even easier to start your adventure in colour.

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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.

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Front Door: De Nimes No.299 in Exterior Eggshell

Façade: Great White No.2006 and Railings No.31 in Exterior Masonry; Front Door: Rangwali No.296 in Full Gloss

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.

Table and Chairs: Cinder Rose No.246 in Exterior Eggshell

Railings: Pelt No.254 in Exterior Eggshell

The Light Fantastic

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!

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

Inside Out

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.

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

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

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.

More ideas this way

Looking for front door colour ideas? Or a quick and easy how-to? Make our blog, The Chromologist, your next destination for inspiration.