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4 Color Combinations for South Carolina Homes

4 Color Combinations for South Carolina Homes

One of the first things you notice when driving by your friends, relatives, or even a stranger’s house is their home’s outside color and style. Paint color and style sets the mood, and depending on the color, it has the potential to raise the value of your home as well as protect it from the natural elements. 

As we move forward into 2021, many home renovation projects are undertaken during the pandemic, and these colors and styles will be seen on houses all over your neighborhood. Whether you are a resident or a tourist visiting the beach, we all have spent one lazy afternoon driving around looking at beautiful homes on the coast. Each home has its unique color and style that completes the ocean environment. If you are planning and designing your own coastal home in South Carolina or simply changing your home’s exterior, it can be exciting but also overwhelming. There are many beautiful colors and styles to choose from. Check out this list of four popular exterior paint colors and home styles for 2021 in the coastal south. 


4 Top Beach House Color Combinations and Styles for 2021

1. Behr’s Back To Nature - S340-4

This color is among the many earthy hues that will be trending among coastal exterior house colors. With the essence of tranquility and described as being “calm, gracious, and balanced” by the paint company, it will surely complement lush greens on your property’s landscape and bring more nature to your residence. It can be paired with hues such as yellow, tan, muted purple, or blues. 

Behr Back To Nature Paint ColorBehr PPU5-13 Creamy Mushroom Precisely Matched For Paint and Spray PaintBehr BL-W3 Blue Bird Day Precisely Matched For Paint and Spray Paint

2. Sherwin Williams’ Meander Blue - SW 6484

Meander Blue is a brighter blue-green color that feels tropicals but also a cool beachy teal that compliments the natural coastal colors. This color can be paired with other Sherwin Williams shades like soft yellow Cottage Cream - SW 7678 or classic gray Passive - SW 7064 and crisp white trim. Meander Blue will give your home a sea glass-inspired feel. 

Meander Blue SW 6484Passive SW 7064 - Neutral Paint Color - Sherwin-WilliamsCottage Cream SW 7678 - Timeless Color Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams

3. Sherwin Williams’ Sea Salt - SW 6204

Sea Salt is the most popular coastal paint that has been the number one color in 2021. This universal color is perfect for any home because its calming, relaxing, and beautiful grey shade will make your home feel like it is steps from the ocean, even if it isn’t. You can use this color for both the exterior and interior of your home because the color is neutral and will complement other paint colors, decorations, and furniture.  

Sea Salt SW 6204

4. Sherwin Williams’ Oceanside - SW 6496

If you are looking for a vibrant color that is eye-catching, bold, and curbside appeal, Sherwin Williams’ Oceanside does a different take on the colors of the sea with its rich hues, dark waves, and deep blue. It can be beautifully paired with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White - OC-117 and Sherwin Williams’ Wool Skein 6148.

Oceanside SW 6496Wool Skein SW 6148 - Yellow Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams2143-70 Simply White a Paint Color by Benjamin Moore

Popular South Carolina Home Styles 

1. Plantation Style

One of the most beautiful homes in America, inspired by French colonial and neoclassical architectural style, the Plantation-style home will always be trending because of its Pre-Civil War South era. Its features include classic Greek columns and an expansive front porch and balcony. This style is a great starting point to explore because of its symmetry, tradition, and classic Southern look.

2. Lowcountry Cottage Style

Lowcountry is a geographic and cultural region along South Carolina’s coast. This home-style features a simple rectangular structure with plenty of shade and outdoor living on wrap-around porches. With a diverse coastal architectural style, the design includes an open floor plan with a large entryway, tall ceilings, raised living spaces, and elegant exteriors.

3. Craftsman-Inspired Beach Cottage

The Craftsman-style Bungalow adds flair to Southern living. Like traditional Southern home style, this house features a large, shady porch with tapered columns. This cottage style is a wonderful beach design for a smaller home or larger foundations.

4. Coastal Style Beach House

The most iconic and contemporary coastal South Carolina beach house features raised plantation-like porches, rectangular structure, and unlimited architectural choices that make each house on the coast unique and original. It’s beachy exterior’s color, natural light, soft tones, and clean aesthetic feels like you are on vacation every day. 

The year 2021 brings new hope and the desire for change. You can bring newness and fresh living to your home’s exterior that is unique from normal color schemes. This year take on trendy coastal colors that will make your home stand out from the rest. If you are considering becoming a Myrtle Beach homeowner, Realstar Homes can make your coastal dreams come true. For over a decade, we have been building the highest quality home in southeastern North and South Carolina. Contact us for more information about our trendy home designs and welcoming communities.