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5 Timeless Exterior House Paint Colors in the Philippines

Posted on July 8, 2021

Looking at exterior house paint colors? Let’s take a look at timeless palettes that have been used time and time again– and for good reasons. 

Thinking of jumping in on the home renovation bandwagon? With all the time we’ve been spending in our homes, it only makes sense that we try to make it look as best and as livable as we possibly can. While our rooms and interiors are important, painting your home’s exterior is a worthwhile endeavor. 

Exterior house paint: the basics

Before we dive into colors, let’s start with exterior paint 101– how it differs from interior paint, plus the different formulas and finishes.

Exterior paint and interior paint

Interior and exterior surfaces differ in the everyday damaging factors that they have to be protected from. The interior of a home has to be impressive but also practical, safe to breathe in, and easy to clean. On the other hand, the exterior has to be vibrant but more importantly, rigid and tough against the changing extremes of the weather. 

Types of exterior paint

The different types of sheens and formulas cater to this big difference.

  • Flat – Matte, hard to clean, but has additives that counter the growth of mildew and fungus
  • Semi-gloss – Suited for outdoor application with color fade resistance, and great resistance to weathering
  • Hi-gloss or Gloss – Although it tends to highlight surface imperfections, this type of paint sheen offers superb durability and washability.
  • Eggshell – Velvety soft in appearance with better stain resistance than flat
  • Satin – Satin finishes such as that of Island Life offers a premium, pearl-like appearance with low odor and anti-microbial properties

Classic exterior house paint colors

  1. Warm earth tones
  2. If there’s anything Filipinos are known for, it’s warmth. So what better way to embody that than with a color palette consisting of warm earth tones? This palette works well for homes with wood accents, as the browns exude class and sophistication, while the off-whites or yellows soften the overall look.

    Recommended: Island Paints Tex-A-Cote in Happy Glow, Enjoyable Yellow, Red Bay, Arizona

  3. Earthly greens
  4. If you have tall trees and greenery out front, you can complement them with an exterior color palette inspired by nature itself. Try shades of green with a hint of tan or a blue accent. While this is not a typical combination, you’ll find that this color combination is very pleasing to the eyes and highlights a well-manicured garden as well.

    Recommended: Island Paints Tex-A-Cote in Blue Vacation, Sea Green, Bon Ivory, Melange Green

  5. Sea Fare
  6. For a feel that’s both calming and cool on the eyes, it’s hard to go wrong with a blue-gray color palette for your exteriors. The combination offers a lot of depth, much like the oceans it’s inspired by, and if you go with a dominantly dark blue, it absorbs a lot of light and makes any accents placed against it stand out. This combination is also good for highlighting stone accents you may have in your garden or driveway.

    Recommended: Island Paints Tex-A-Cote in Blue Vacation, Passive Gray, Anew Gray

  7. Creamy, Warm Shades of White
  8. Whites are always going to be in no matter what, but rather than a crisp white, try going for off-whites in creamy and warm shades. You can go with brighter or darker shades depending on your preference, but warm whites in general work well with wood accents if you already have them on your home exterior. Plus, unlike true whites or crisp whites that come off cold and clinical, warm whites feel warm and relaxing for a family.

    Recommended: Summer White, Wonder White, More

  9. Understated grays
  10. Pale gray makes a great option for those looking for an alternative to beige or warm whites. If dark gray isn’t your cup of tea, lighter grays look great and pair well with green accents. Some gray paints have warm undertones, while others have a cooler feel. Be sure to consider which works best for you on both sunny and cloudy days.

    Recommended: Dream, Passive Gray. Modern Gray

What makes good exterior house paint


Because the exteriors are more exposed to damaging elements, you need paint that offers reliable resistance against these elements. Premium grade paint with hi-gloss or semi-gloss sheens is often packed with high-quality binders that work to keep your paint’s formula together. So, one factor you’ll have to heavily consider is your paint’s durability.


When it gets too hot outside, your surfaces expand; inversely, when it gets too cold, everything contracts. Your exterior house paint has to be flexible to go along with these extreme changes. If it’s not, some of the common paint mishaps to expect would be: peeling, cracking, or blistering.

Color Retention

Chalking and premature color fading are another two of the paint problems you want to prevent. So, opt for high-quality paint that guarantees outstanding color retention.

Thinking of using any of these classic color palettes for your home exterior? With Island Paints, you can!

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