6 Homes That Prove You Can Paint Your Home Whatever Color You Darn Well Please

published Jul 31, 2019
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Even though gray continues to dominate the world of home exteriors for its supreme versatility, sometimes it’s good to shake things up a bit by introducing brighter colors into—or onto—your home.

Take, for example, these colorful homes on the market across the country. Each homeowner picked a color and went for it, no holds barred. We think the results speak for themselves. These homes are cheerful, distinctive, and absolutely statement-making. And, often, they’re perfectly suited for the typical architectural style of the region, too.

Read on to view homes from coast to coast that shine in every color of the rainbow—and see if any prompt you to give your home a vibrant makeover of its own.


785 King Road
Square footage: 2,382
Listing price: $349,000

This charming home in Cambridge, New York, has Americana written all over it. The one-room schoolhouse—comprised of three bedrooms, one full bath, and one partial bath—is located on 77 acres of rolling fields with mountain views and a pond. Talk about picture perfect.


408 Gerona Ave
Square footage: 1,707
Listing price: $699,000

The warm Spanish style of this two-bedroom, two-bath house is right at home in Coral Gables, Florida, just outside Miami. Having been carefully restored, it’s chock-full of decorative details, like stained glass, Spanish tile, and wood-beam ceilings. Just imagine waking up to coffee in that breakfast nook every day!


9368 Isles Cay Drive
Square footage: 3,030
Listing price: $649,000

Does the idea of cooling off in your own pool sound appealing? Then check out this mellow yellow home in Delray Beach, Florida, offering three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s perfect for entertaining, complete with a large backyard and an open floor plan.


1706 Chestnut St.
Square footage: 2,888
Listing price: $449,000

Your friends and family would be green with envy if you owned this Craftsman-style home in Wilmington, North Carolina, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. We can’t get over the original architectural details (hand-sculpted millwork, wood ceiling beams, and artisanal detailing) in this century-old stunner.


1931 Sylvan Road
Square footage: 1,860
Listing price: $279,900

Who could feel blue coming home to this Atlanta house? We love the combination of the bright green front door with the cobalt blue exterior. Inside, the newly renovated space offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and hardwood floors.


772 E. Victoria Court Lake
Square footage: 896
Listing price: $250,000

This darling two-story home in Lake Arrowhead, California, looks like something out of a fairytale. The cozy abode features two bedrooms, one full bath, and one partial bath—but it makes up for its scant square footage with two porches for outdoor lounging.

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