Inspiration: Bright Borders!

Austin

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We ran into these neighboring Austin homes and their simple but uplifting exterior paint jobs. More after the jump...

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While many homes have brightly colored exteriors with the trim highlighted in white, we loved how these two homes did the opposite. These homeowners kept the bulk of their houses in a light neutral, in this case white and light gray, and then highlighted the trims and doorframes with bright colors. We love the unexpected pop of interest it gives the houses, but we love even more that it still works well with the neighborhood. This could be a fun way to utilize bright colors you've always dreamed of, but never dared to use on the whole house!

Have you seen this same sort of treatment on homes in your own city? Did you love it or hate it? Would you ever consider doing something like this for your own house? Let us know!