If you’re like most people, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into your home’s interior design. But have you given a similar amount of attention to the outside of your home? Along with maximizing curb appeal, incorporating exterior house trends for 2023 can improve overall resale value.
Below, you’ll find 7 exterior house trends for 2023 that will help you become inspired to take on some new projects in the upcoming year.
1. Earth Tone Color Palettes
Exterior house colors for 2023 seem to be lots of neutrals and earth-tone palettes. Keeping the base color of your home neutral and light allows it to blend into nature and change based on lighting levels. With the addition of earth tones such as green, grays, and brown, you can create a sense of comfort and coziness.
Green hues give your home a peaceful and welcoming ambiance while blending into the surrounding terrain. These colors complement the beauty of your natural surroundings and add a unique touch of personality.
Below, we’ll talk more about textures and materials used for the exterior of your home, but to create an earthy, and welcoming feel, you can incorporate wood to capture a natural brown color. These earth colors convey strength and stability while also catching the eye of people walking by.
2. Sustainable Materials
Sustainable home design allows you to be more confident you’re choosing materials that will last a while. This is not only a beneficial decision for the design of your home but can ultimately save you time and money down the road in maintenance costs.
Some examples of eco-friendly building materials include
- Accoya Wood. With fewer emissions produced and a minimal environmental impact, Accoya wood is very durable and sustainable compared to other timber materials. One way to incorporate Accoya wood into your home is through your garage door.
- Stone. Stone is produced naturally, so not many resources are used during the production process. Additionally, it’s low maintenance so upkeep down the line will be minimal. You can choose to keep the natural beauty of stone or paint over it with a signature home color.
- Drought-Resistant Plants. Another sustainable material to incorporate into the exterior of your home is drought-resistant plants. These types of plants take in less water and can be exceptionally gorgeous to add to your landscaping.
3. Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living
Another exterior house trend in 2023 is integrated indoor-outdoor living spaces. Many homeowners have created robust outdoor areas that accommodate prolonged time in nature and facilitate a variety of activities. Homes with plenty of windows and large glass doors or retractable walls are best suited for indoor-outdoor living.
The most popular outdoor living spaces include gazebos, decks, patios, porches, pergolas, and sheltered lounges. Your indoor and outdoor spaces should be an extension of one another, so make sure you’re using similar furniture styles, colors, and textures. You should also at least partially cover your outdoor living area to provide shade and protection from the elements.
4. Incorporating More Creative Spaces
The trend of creating a flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces has been around for a little while now, but ever since the pandemic, more and more homes are looking to incorporate creative spaces into their exterior design.
Your outdoor space can really be whatever you want, it shouldn’t just go along with the latest trend but should be something you’ll use on a regular basis. Some examples could include an outside grilling area, a living area/hangout space, an entertainment center, or even a basketball court.
This space can bring family and friends together and help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.
Rather than creating a whole new space outside, you may decide to revamp the interior of your unused garage space to use it in an alternative way. By having an interior space, you will be able to use it for extra functional space in your home.
Some options for this space include the following, but ultimately this room should be made into whatever you want it to be.
- Creative Studio
- Home Gym
- Kids Play Area
- Home Office
5. Symmetric Curb Appeal
Boosting your curb appeal starts with a great first impression or a great landscaping design. Incorporating any of these exterior house trends into your 2023 plans will boost curb appeal. This includes adding drought-resistant plants, building an outdoor creative space, and integrating earth tones into your color palette.
To bring it all together though, you can create symmetric scenes to produce balance and harmony. When things are perfectly aligned and symmetrical, a satisfying feeling is evoked and the environment becomes relaxing.
Start setting up symmetric curb appeal by finding your home’s focal point. Maybe it’s your front door, a pair of large windows, or your garage door. From there, build outward on each side so that the focal point is the first thing people see as they’re walking by or coming to your home.
6. Mixing Textures
Just like including pops of color, adding different textures to the exterior of your home help add dimension and movement to your curb appeal and landscaping.
A few of the most popular wood species include fir, pine, spruce, cypress, and cedar, but there are many other options available. Along with providing visual interest and layered texture to otherwise flat facades, wood disrupts the monotony of solid colors and can completely transform your home.
A popular way to integrate wood into the exterior of your home is through your garage door. Artisan offers carriage garage doors in a variety of wood species including douglas fir, Western red cedar, and Spanish cedar. If you’re looking for a sustainable home design, we also offer a garage door series built with Accoya wood.
Other than garage doors, you can build in wood elements to porches, exterior house door designs, and window frames or use them to accent half walls. Board and batten or slat options are perfect for half walls because they create a dimensional texture that truly stands out. This is an ideal do-it-yourself option that boosts curb appeal without exceeding your budget.
Similar to trend #1, siding color trends in 2023 will consist of warm neutrals, off-whites, and dark greens and blues. Matching neutral colors with earth tones and the occasional pop of color will help create a well-rounded, beautiful look for the exterior of your home.
One of the most popular types of siding is vinyl because it helps protect your home against harsh weather and can be customized to come in a variety of colors. This is a relatively low-maintenance material and an inexpensive option. These same benefits can be obtained through a vinyl garage door
Another option is concrete siding, which is eye-catching for contemporary homes and the textured fiber cement panels are low-maintenance, durable, and a more sustainable home design material. While this is a more expensive route, there is a large variety of faux options that still create visual texture without breaking the bank.
Stone & Brick
Stone and brick are natural materials that will contribute to a sustainable home design. They add texture and depth to your home while increasing overall curb appeal. For example, you can add light-colored stone accents to help balance out darker shades, resulting in a sleek, modern look.
Similarly, you can incorporate brick into the exterior of your home through garden pathways, outdoor wood-burning stoves or pizza ovens, and even patio flooring. Using brick as a building material is very versatile and can be used wherever you see fit.
7. Clean Lines
The final exterior house trend of 2023 we have for you is creating clean lines. By combing a number of these trends together, your home will have similar characteristics to nordic style architecture – which embodies the clean line design.
Integrating clean lines into your home started in countries that were experiencing intense winters and chilling temperatures. Instead of having elaborate design features, they focused on simplicity and a sturdy foundation to prepare for all weather conditions.
Now in 2023, we are seeing these characteristics pop up with lines that are uninterrupted. This could be through large square or rectangular windows, or lots of symmetrical panels on your garage door.
No matter what the latest trend of the year is, make sure you’re designing your home to reflect your aesthetics and stylistic wants. Having the ability to customize your exterior space, including your garage door, ensures you’ll be happy with your design for years to come.
This post was originally published on April 4, 2017, and was updated on January 31, 2023.