10 Paint Colors to Help Sell Your Home

Beige Exterior

Yes, beige is a safe, neutral, light color to paint the exterior of a home. According to one survey, beige, along with tan and brown, is the second most popular exterior color behind white [source: Waller and Oliver]. A beige house is conservative and can blend in well with wooded or landscaped areas. Although you might think beige is dull and boring, it will take on some of the attributes of the trim color, especially greens.

However, beige might not work on all types of homes. When picking an exterior color, remember to consider the type of house. Muted colors -- i.e. beige -- might not work on a Victorian home, where bolder hues would make the interesting architectural details pop [source: Vila].

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