10 weatherboard house colours

Are you looking for a weatherboard paint colour? I get asked often about my own house (further down) and so I went searching for other options to show you today. Of course these colours don’t have to be limited to weatherboard, they’d look good on render or brick. You might be after a grey, a green, a brown… below are 10 weatherboard house colour which may suit your style.

Check them out…

This gorgeous light and bright beach house is painted in Dulux Grey Pebble with a Colorbond roof in Windspray.

If you’re after a creamier/browner tone then this home above is painted in Dulux Oyster Linen for the weatherboards and Aspen Snow for the trims.

This large home looks stunning sitting in nature. The boards are painted in Dulux Milton moon. I think the Colorbond roof is Windspray (I can’t confirm that, but I am just guessing?).

You might have seen this home before on social media. It’s had a massive reno (not technically weatherboard, but still an idea for you!). The main colour is Taubmans Gibraltar Grey.

A nice traditional white and grey mix here. The weatherboards are painted in Dulux Tranquil Retreat and the pathway is painted in Ironstone (Colorbond colour).

Here is a home with traditional federation features. The boards are painted in Dulux Hog Bristle and the trims are in Dulux Whisper White.

This beach shack is beautiful! The green tones suit its natural environment. I’m in love. It’s painted in Dulux White box with the planter box behind the chair in Dulux Happy Days (great contrast colour).

Oooo I love this home above – what a crisp looking weatherboard. The boards are Dulux Mt Hikurangi and the trims are Dulux St Clair Half with a Surfmist Colorbond roof.

If you’re after a darker look then this home makes it work. The weatherboard exterior is Dulux Mt Eden, window trims Vivid White, and Shale Grey for the fascia.


And finally, this is my own house. When the sun is on it (like in the photo above, which was taken ages ago because those hedges are now much bigger) the paint looks whiter and brighter, but when the sun isn’t as fierce it’s a lovely grey tone. I wrote more about my house here.


I love the grey/white tones. They are my favourite. Although I am being drawn to that green beach house too! If you’re after a WHITE interior house colour, then I wrote a big post with ideas over here too.

♥ KC.


  • Kasey

    These are all beautiful Katrina. Thankyou for this post. I think we are leaning towards weatherboard got our new home but I don’t know much about modern weatherboard. Do you always need to paint them? Or can you buy pre-colored board? How often would they need repainting?

    • Katrina

      Hi Kasey, look at Scyon linea boards. I have those. They have to be painted (they come with an ubdercoat). I predict they’d need painting every 10 years or so. 🙂

      • Kasey

        Thanks Katrina.

  • Joanne

    Hi Katrina! Thanks for the great article. Although we don’t have a weatherboard home we rendered the front of our home & painted it with Dulux grey pebble. As we have a terracotta tile roof the primrose garage door, windows, guttering, fascia & eaves look wrong!! Any suggestions on what colour to paint these to go with the grey pebble? Thanks in advance!

  • Cath

    The house with the crisp looking weatherboard is from the Dulux catalogue. They note the weatherboard colour as Dulux Miller Mood, and the trim as Dulux Lexicon Half.

    • Jacasta

      Yes, I saw that as well, Milton Moon on the higher pic also doesn’t look right (not blue enough).
      They are lovely pics nonetheless.

  • Cath

    Yes, that one looks more like Dulux Flooded Gum. We’ve got Dulux Miller Mood on our weatherboards, and it looks just like the one above (which is described as Dulux Mt Hikurangi) – it is a crisp grey that isn’t too blue or too brown. I love it!

  • Lisa Byrnes

    Such beautiful colour schemes. I’m trying to match with a pale eucalypt roof. Any ideas for walls and trim without a country feel?

  • Alyx

    Thanks for the article. Really helpful Katrina! For those that are looking for the colours on the Queenslander, the colours are Dulux Miller Mood for the boards (not Dulux Mt Hikurangi) and Dulux lexicon Half for the trim (not Dulux St Clair Half). This house is featured in the Dulux catalogue which is where I discovered the correct names for the paint shades. Hope this is helpful.

  • Gail Sutherland

    Hi Katrina, our house was our holiday home now it is our real home. Built in 1950’s it is in Wooli NSW a beach town. I wanted to send you through a photo as not much is changing on the outside apart from boards horizontal half way up then plain the rest. Colour is not my strong point and the most we do know is we want white around windows and handrail on decking. A beach theme.

  • Emily

    Hi Katrina,

    Looking for a neutral green exterior scheme for our house – I love Dulux White Box and Taubman’s Misty Lake – do you reckon they will look good in a traditional Californian house with crisp white trims?

    Thanks heaps

  • Adelle & Peter Kenyon

    Hi Katrina,
    We have an old 1930’s Bach we are doing up at Waihi Beach and we are struggling to find a paint colour for the exterior, just looking through your top 10 selection and I “we” quite like the beach shack colour, I will be happy to send a photo of the old girl if you have a few minutes to help us with our selection process? and supplier?
    Kind regards,
    Pete & Adelle

  • Ben @ Trusted Tradie

    Awesome color scheme! This is my favorite, actually. And exactly the inspiration I need for our next project. Thanks for sharing!

  • LeAnne

    Love the oyster linen colour on the house above. I’m desperately trying to find colours to paint my dear old family home that has a red tile roof and very ochre red brick under level. The weatherboards in between are currently painted a faded bluey grey which is horrendous. The gutters are painted Jasper Brown and the windows trims are white. It is all peeling off and very very in need of repair. I don’t know whether to go for creams or a lovely neutral grey? Any ideas?

  • Lisa Scott

    I just had my new house painted Shale Grey after looking at your house over and over and over, it looks amazing!!

  • Nigel

    Thank you Katrina…. We have spent some time driving around housing estates and “discussing” options. You’re ideas have saved our marriage :)… Nigel & Joyce

  • Rachel

    Oh Katrina, your wonderful site, photos & idea’s is saving my sanity!! My problem is I have the awful colour Doeskin on all windows & sliding doors on my 20+yr old Queenslander.
    Desperately need to come up with a New Cladding & Colour scheme that will go with this not so nice colour. My house is surrounded outside by greens & greys as i live on acreage. I have very wide Verandah’s with timber decks. My balustrade is Bushland which blends in perfectly to my environment. inside I have 1/2 strength Pale Tendril walls with white architraves/trims which to be really honest isn’t great with the doeskin!!! If you have any suggestions, I would be ever so grateful. I’m really impressed with your site & keep coming back to it. Thanks, Rachel
    Thanks Rachel

  • nicole thomas

    do you happen to know the paint colour of The Atlantic Byron Bay some kind of warm white by the look of it.

    Thanks Nicole

  • Maria

    Hi Katrina

    If my roof and gutter is woodland grey, fascia and downpipe and garage door is surfmist, can I use a crisp white on the windows and doors and timber posts or would that look funny?

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