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How to Combine the Perfect Exterior Palettes for Your Home

February 22, 2021

The demand for new home construction in El Paso has grown dramatically in the past year. With the construction of a new home comes a host of decisions to be made.

Choosing exterior palettes for your home, especially considering the climate in El Paso. is just one of these tough decisions to be made. With a multitude of colors to choose from, how do you even begin to narrow down a palette?

That’s why we’re going to dive into three tips for finding the perfect exterior palettes in our beautiful city. Explore some of our best advice for finding great colors you’ll love.

Exterior Palettes for Your Home Need Serious Consideration

You’ve selected the floorplan for your new house. The neighborhood is perfect, and you can’t wait to move in.

But you’re still hung up on the color scheme. Selecting the color can be an arduous task.

If selling your home is in your future, neutral color schemes are generally the palettes to seek out. Grays, whites, tans, and other earthy tones are suitable for a range of different house types.

But if you are getting ready to choose the paint for your first home, a place you’ll be living for a while, consider these three tips before you land on a final color scheme.

Consider Your Environment

Exterior palettes in El Paso are different from palettes in other parts of the country for a couple of different reasons.

First, the dry environment of El Paso reflects a certain color scheme; lots of beige, brown, and tan. Looking to your environment for exterior palette inspiration is one of the easiest ways to pick some colors.

Another incredibly important reason to consider your environment when choosing paint or vinyl colors is the heat of El Paso. The dry, desert conditions of the city are not suitable for darker colors. Dark paints and siding can lead to an increase in home temperature, as well as reflect warping and fading from the sun.

Consider Your Floorplans

It’s important to think about your Tropicana Homes floor plan when considering color schemes. This will help you identify which areas will be receiving which colors. The areas to consider are the following:

The trim consists of the finish materials on the exterior of your home. Not much color goes here, but this is useful as small accents for the stucco. Trim can go around the windows, doors, or niches. It all depends on the floorplan you are purchasing.

The fascia board is the long, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof.

Stucco is the textured element on the exterior of your home. This is most of the exterior wall where the concentration of color will be.

For example, we have two floorplans that have different styles to consider.

The traditional Alexa floorplan has a tried-and-true aesthetic and is the perfect fit for a neutral palette.

The modern Brooks floorplan, on the other hand, has a sleeker design and would look stunning with a modern palette.

Luckily, each of our model homes have their own design centers where you can look at all of the options you’d like to include in your new home, including exterior palettes. To make the task easier we have booklets with predetermined exterior colors that specify the stucco, trim, and fascia. *

This is only one of the many ways we make your home buying experience a pleasant journey!

Consider the Trends

Trends go in and out of style for a reason, but the long-lasting ones stand the test of time.

Grays, taupe, ivories, and browns have become the go-to colors for neutral palettes. A classical palette features nice, light browns, tans, beiges, and creamy whites. A modern palette plays with sharply contrasting colors like dark grays and bright whites. Just remember about the sun! The more predominant the darker color, the more maintenance will be required in the long run.

If you are stumped, look to the trends for inspiration.

Have Fun!

Exterior palettes for your home are a great way to express yourself.

If you already have a color scheme in mind, look at our floorplans and choose your favorite! Call any of our agents for more information on the floorplan you like in their area.

*If you are currently building a Tropicana Home and need assistance with your current color selection please speak with your agent to review the construction stage and options available.