English Tudor Paint Colors

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The Tudor style was influenced by the Renaissance buildings found in England during the 16th and 17th centuries. This style became favored in the U.S. in the 1920s when suburban homes began to mimic the color and styles of the Tudor period. Typically Tudor paint uses light, stucco colors that are accented with darker trim. Colors are usually chosen based on the roof color.

Brown

  • Darker shades of brown are used on the exterior of Tudor homes to accent the architecture design. Brown is used on trim and creates the square, rectangular and triangular shapes found on the exterior of Tudor homes. You can use the brown paint to color in the outline of the shapes, and use other colors to fill in between the brown lines.

White or Cream

  • Used in contrast to the darker browns used for the trim, white or cream is used as the fill-in color. Using lighter colors really brings out the trim and style of the Tudor house. These colors do not need to be only white or cream, but stucco and beige shades also work well. More nontraditional colors, such as gold or yellow, can also be used in place of the lighter shades, which still maintains the traditional Tudor style but adds an element of warmth to the house's exterior.

Red

  • Red shades can also be used for Tudor houses, particularly those that incorporate brick work into the exterior design. Using a type of monochrome color on the home works well for Tudor style homes that have different textural elements on the exterior of the home, such as changing from brick to shingles along one wall. Smaller Tudor homes that are protected from full view and shaded by trees can use bolder shades of red as long as the home has the proper dimensions and settings for using a bolder color.

Green

  • Dark green, green-gray or sage green can also be used for the exterior trim on Tudor homes. In particular the home should match the surrounding plants and trees, so finding a green that complements or matches the surrounding landscaping is best for this style of home. Green colors can also be used for the roof elements on a Tudor home.

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