Once restricted to certain seaside towns or city streets, painting the exterior of houses has become increasingly popular in recent years.
However, it’s possible not everyone wants to live in a pastel pink house, so what colour exterior paint is most likely to help sell a property?
Research by JustBoilers.com has found the nation’s most popular paint colours for houses. They looked at online searches for masonry paint - a paint designed especially for use on exterior walls - and took into account different brands and shades of each colour to find the most popular in the UK currently, and therefore more likely to sell a home.
These were the 12 most popular exterior house paint colours and to find out why people are drawn more to certain colours than others, JustBoilers.com worked with environmental psychologist Lee Chambers to find out what each house colour means and what we find appealing about each shade.
1. Grey – 24,190 monthly searches
The current colour of trend, grey's modern feel brings an element of kerb appeal, taking off the subdued edge of black and mellowing the clinical aspect of white for a balanced, welcoming appearance and a feeling of security. Photo: n/a
2. White – 11,430 monthly searches
White properties exude that feeling of simplicity and purity and also provides an excellent platform to show additional elements of our personality through a bold door colour. Photo: n/a
3. Black – 8,230 monthly searches
Black has always been symbolic of sophistication and luxury, and this is no different when it comes to exterior colours. It promotes a feeling of assurance while conveying a sense of mystery and intrigue. Photo: n/a
4. Green – 3,530 monthly searches
The colour of nature, and the colour we can see the most shades of, green is a popular choice outside the neutral options. It represents growth and new beginnings, so helps promote positivity as soon as you enter your property. Photo: n/a