New Year, New look: Exterior paint inspiration for 2024

With the beginning of a new year, you may find yourself inspired to refresh your surroundings and embrace new beginnings. And what better way to transform the look and feel of your home than by focusing on your exteriors? A fresh coat of paint will rejuvenate your home and give you a fantastic new look for 2024. Whether you’re looking to modernise your facade, enhance your style, or simply breathe new life into your exterior, the right paint colour will make all the difference—and shouldn’t be underestimated.

Below, we’ll explores some of the exterior paint trends we’re loving for 2024.


1. Dark Neutrals: For those looking to keep things versatile while still making a statement, dark neutrals are emerging as a popular choice in 2024. Deep charcoal greys like our Slate Grey, rich navy blues, and dramatic blacks add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any exterior. Pair these shades with crisp white trim or accents to create a striking contrast that instantly elevates and lends a sense of modernity to traditional and contemporary homes alike.

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2. Moody Hues: Feeling adventurous? Consider taking a plunge to the moodier side of life with colours such as deep greens, rich plums, and dusky blues. These shades will add depth and character to your exteriors, offering a sense of drama and intrigue. While these shades may seem unconventional, when they’re paired with the proper trim and accent colours, they’re bound to create a striking exterior that truly stands out from the crown.

3. Earthy Tones: This year, earthy, natural colours continue to dominate exterior paint trends. Think warming, inviting hues that are inspired by nature. Soft greens like our shade Olive, terracotta browns like our shade Brick Red, and sandy beiges like our shades Scarecrow and Sandblast are particularly enticing. These timeless shades not only complement a variety of architectural styles but will also bring a sense of harmony and tranquility, making them perfect for creating a welcoming exterior that blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

4. Classic Whites: While bold colours will always have their place, you can’t go wrong with a timeless white exterior. It’s the ultimate neutral, looks fantastic amidst any landscape, and is extremely versatile, with endless trim options. This year, we’re opting for a spectrum of whites, from pure chalk whites to soft off-whites and creamy ivories. Crisp and clean, a white exterior will convey a sense of freshness while allowing architectural details to shine through. Pair with natural timber accents or colourful foliage for a look that’s anything but boring.

Metallic finishes: Metallic finishes are also making waves in exterior design for 2024. Copper, bronze, and gold accents bring warmth and dimension to your home’s exterior, whether in the form of hardware, light fixtures, decorative accents, feature walls, or trim. These metallic elements lend a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home’s overall aesthetic. Mix silver and gold or silver and copper for an on-trend look that will captivate the eye.

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to revitalise your home’s exterior and embrace a fresh new look. If you want a change but aren’t ready to take the plunge, consider incorporating one of the above trends into your trim or doorway. Whatever your unique style or requirements may be, Sandtex has the colour and formula for you! Call into your local Sandtex stockist to get started on your journey towards a new and improved home!

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