1. Brown Rust Exterior with Black Accent

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If you are into modern-meets-traditional kind of color scheme, then a brown rust exterior with black accent is for you. The rust-like brown color that is often seen in barns and farmhouses makes a great backdrop which enhances the charcoal-like hue of black accent. A great color combination for houses with modern architecture.

2. Brown Exterior with White and Gray Accents

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For folks with houses in the city, a dark brown exterior with white and gray accent is a great color to combine, especially for houses with modern elements. Essentially, pairing a deep brown with white naturally enhances the former. Such a three-color exterior is not typical and is often used for its unique color scheme and how it evokes a luxurious vibe. 

3. Classic Brown with White Trim

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Classic brown with white trim is best for folks who prefer simple and traditional color combinations. For this two-color mixture, it is best to opt for a slightly lighter brown hue like chocolate or caramel brown. Although dark brown will work as well. 

4. Brown Fieldstones

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If you are not fond of plain brown color for your house exterior, why not take advantage the natural color of fieldstones? Aside from its warm brown hue, the design alone would undoubtedly make your house look elegant. Fieldstones come with small gray stones too, which makes the color pop even more. 

5. Brown Wood Stain

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For a minimalist yet recognizable house exterior paint, using one tone rather than two is a great idea. And brown wood stain would be an excellent choice of color. In the photo shown above, you can see that both sidings and trims are painted with the same color. Such an idea not only allows the structure to stand out, but it also helps the house’s design and features to become noticeable.

6. Light Brown Exterior with Green Trim

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Brown in a slightly lighter hue is great to blend with pale green as well. The sleek yet elegant color combination is quite unique and often seen in houses with large gardens or greeneries. Both colors have soft and warm tone and are generally not overwhelming for the eyes to look at. 

7. Metal Siding with White Trim

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For a natural brown color, you can use a metal siding and let it rust overtime. Such a color scheme is great for farmhouses. And if you are fond of barns, metal siding is the best choice to use as exterior. It is best to pair with colors that have cool tones such as white or powder blue. 

8. Beige Exterior with Redwood Stain Accent

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Combining redwood stain with beige is a great house exterior idea for contemporary houses. Each contrasting color makes one another stand out. Not to mention its sleek and minimalistic vibe. In terms of accent, you can deep hues such as the one (dark brown) shown in the photo above. 

9. Soothing Salmon

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With its soft and easy on the eyes tone, Soothing Salmon’s color combination will certainly make your house look refined in a minimalistic way. The color scheme is developed by Behr and comprises three shades: sleek white, pale coral, and royal liqueur. And while the color palette suits a house with modern architecture, it would best fit for houses with traditional and conservative-leaning elements. 

10. Southwestern Sand Exterior

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Southwestern Sand is a two-tone color scheme introduced by Behr. The combination involves two hues—bonsai pot and sweet molasses—that both have brown undertones. In the photo shown above, bonsai pot’s gray with light, sandy undertone was used as the backdrop while sweet molasses’ rich brown was used as the accent.

The combination exudes a modern vibe which makes it a great house color exterior for modern houses. 

11. Coffee Ice Cream

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Coffee ice cream house color exterior is a must-try for folks who like modern-meet-traditional kinds of color schemes. Another color palette developed by Behr, it is a three-tone combination which includes ink black, artisan tea, and ultra-pure white.

Coffee ice cream is soft and easy on the eye’s color scheme. And because of that, it goes well with deep undertone colors as shown in the picture above, for example, it was combined with rich, brick-like red which also served as the backdrop. The pairing further enhanced the neutral tones of artisan tea and ultra-pure white as well.

12. Three-tone Brown Exterior

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Combining different shades of light brown goes well as a house color exterior too. Light brown’s cool yet soft tone is easy on the eyes. It is simple and sleek as well. Best for houses with modern elements. 

13. Brown-Gray Exterior with Blue Accent

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A color palette developed by Pratt and Lambert, gray with brown undertone makes a nice backdrop for both modern and traditional leaning houses. Use a slightly light blue color as accent to make the house standout without overwhelming the eyes. 

14. Bronze Siding with White Trim

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A color palette developed by Sherwin Williams, bronze siding with white trim is a must-try if you prefer something unique. The combination involves three different shades namely Navajo white, exotic plum, and superior bronze.

Such a combination because instead of the typical brown color as the backdrop, it used bronze with gray undertone. Its warm and rich color makes the white accent stand out and goes well with modern house structures.

15. Three-tone Gray Exterior with Brown-Purple Accent

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If you prefer brown as the accent rather than the backdrop, a three-tone gray exterior with purple-brown accent is for you. The color palette is developed by Sherwin Williams and is often picked for houses with minimalism as the theme. The scheme is comprised of three different shades of gray namely useful gray, gray area, and fawn brindle together with raisin. 

16. Two-tone Brown Exterior with Red Barn Accent

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Another from Sherwin William, a mixture of two brown hues with gray undertones together with brick red is a great option for folks who like deep yet pale hues. The color scheme is comprised of three different colors namely red barn, san antonio sage, and pier.

17. Three-tone Brown Exterior

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For a pure brown color scheme, Sherwin Williams three-tone brown house color exterior is an excellent option for both traditional-leaning and modern house structures. The combination involves burnished brandy, cardboard, and dromedary camel. You can opt which backdrop and color accent to use. However, as you can see in the sample above, burnished brandy as an accent made the dromedary camel (the backdrop) to make it stand out even more.

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