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Posted by on May 16, 2017 in All Articles, Ask Our Pros, Exterior Painting, Home Improvement, Tips | 3 comments

5 Tips to Realize Beautiful Stucco Exteriors

5 Tips to Realize Beautiful Stucco Exteriors

San Antonio boasts a unique blend of culture showcased in Mediterranean, European, and Spanish architecture. As your eye roams across the horizons of the city you cannot help but notice the landscape peppered with stucco homes. The mixture of the styles, the cultural influence, the spectacular colors, lend to the beautiful authenticity of our city.

Painting stucco is a way to share your personal style and add curb appeal to your home. However, as stunning as stucco homes can be, this distinctive texture requires a little extra attention when it comes to color choice that will increase the value of your home.

5 Tips for Stylish Stucco Exteriors

With over 25 years of experience, we’ve put our expertise to the test and came up with 5 important tips recommended when painting the exterior of a stucco home.

#1 – Keep It Subtle: If subtle is your preference, let the natural texture become the focus of your home’s exterior resulting in a stunningly refined look. A neutral color will also become the perfect companion backdrop for added architectural detail and traditional landscaping.

Keep It Subtle
Pale whites and beiges are ideal colors to create a natural and restrained look for your stucco home.

#2 – Bold and Beautiful: If subtle isn’t your cup of tea, go big and bold with exterior color choices. Many Spanish and Mediterranean style homes become beautiful panoramas when painted in the hues of orange, red, and blue. Fear is not an option when it comes to packing a punch of bold and beautiful!

#3 – Use Earth Tones: Many stucco homes look fantastic when covered in an earthy, natural tone. Deep browns paired with contrasting trim offer the perfect canvas for a desert landscape. If lush landscape is your preference, consider the colors of nature, an earthy brown is not out of the realm. When considering earth tones, decide whether you want the landscape to be the focus or the accessory

#4 – Three is Key: As much as your home reflects your personality, don’t run away with color. We recommend you incorporate two to three paint colors at the most for the exterior of your home.

Three is Key
To achieve a more decorative contrast add texture through decorative tiles or use stucco banding in either the same or contrasting color.  Remember, three is the key!

#5 – Don’t Forget the Roof: To cap off our tips, don’t ignore the roof. A darker roof is contrasted better with a lighter color.

Don't Forget The Roof
A light or weathered roof look offers opportunity for the darker bolder colors for the stucco body. Stylish, stunning and striking is always the goal to create value while showing off a little bit of you!


We are the Experts in Stucco Exterior Painting

At Southern Painting, we specialize in proper preparations and painting to showcase the beauty of your stucco home. Whether its personality, subtle touch or beautiful bold you have in mind for you home, we are only a phone call away. Our highly-experienced professionals should be your first call to find the perfect exterior color combination to realize that beautiful stucco exterior.


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