Whether you're adding stucco to your home's exterior or changing the color of old stucco, the color you choose can affect your home's curb appeal. Stucco is a porous, plaster-like compound that goes on the outside of your home. You can purchase colored stucco to put on your home from the beginning, or pick a neutral color and paint it later.
For a traditional look, go neutral with your stucco color. Use a simple gray, tan or cream to cover your home's exterior. Spice up your trim with a deep red or chocolate brown to create contrast with your stucco color and make a bolder statement. If this is your first time applying stucco, get stucco with the color already in it. If you decide you don't like the color in a year or so, you can always paint it another color.
For a more natural look, pick an earth tone. Paint your stucco a desert tan shade if you live in a warmer climate, or go with an olive green or evergreen type shade if your home is surrounded by trees or you live someplace cooler. If you choose a brighter earth tone or more pronounced shade, stick with neutral trim or a trim color within the same color family to tone down the bolder look.
Once stucco is applied to your home's exterior, you can always paint it again with a different color. According to Tim Carter of Ask the Builder, most exterior paint products intended for brick or concrete will work for stucco. Get creative with your color choice. If you live in a cooler climate, paint your stucco an unusual stucco color, like sky blue, or make your home truly stand out by having a paint store match the exterior color of your home with another object you have in a color you love.
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