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5 Exterior Design Trends for Perfect Curb Appeal in 2019

Updated: Jun 4, 2019


If you’re considering building a new home or renovating your existing one, these five design trends are a great place to start brainstorming for the exterior design of your home! Everything from philosophy to color, this post is sure to get your gears turning towards the exterior design that is right for you and your home.

1. Simplicity & Transparency

Call me crazy, but I believe this design trend is here to stay for some time. Why? Simply put, this upcoming homeowning generation values transparency in all facets of life. Some say this generation felt burned by the big banks on Wall Street or their misgivings in politics— whatever the case may be, simplicity and transparency is something that has found its way into home design.

What does this mean? Well, it means that homeowners aren't trying to hide or make their homes something it's not. They want to update their homes but they aren't trying to force a style or completely change their home with false additions or excessive things that won't add to the quality of their lives (Thanks Marie Kondo!).

It also means that homeowners don't want unnecessary ornament. They aren't looking to over decorate their homes like those of the recent past. They are finding creative ways to expose and celebrate the beauty in their existing homes in creative and modern ways.

2. Dark Exterior Colors | Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse is a trend that has shown no signs of slowing down. It has revitalized board and batten siding, steep pitched gables and large expansive porches. If modern farmhouse design is something you're after here are the major design elements that make up the ever popular style.

While the farmhouse style is pushing full steam into 2019, what is different about the exterior design style of these homes is their deviation from stark white. What you will see more of in 2019 are darker and bolder exterior house colors for this style of home. Black hues, Charcoal Hues, and even Hues of Navy will become more prevalent with the progression of 2019.

And this design trend won't be exclusive to the Modern Farmhouse style— the bolder exterior colors will continue to find traction across all styles in 2019.