What’s in a Color?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when it comes to your new custom outdoor storage building is the choice of exterior paint color for both the siding and the trim.

The choice you make says a lot about your personality and can add tons of curb appeal to your home. Maybe you simply want to match your home’s color, or perhaps you want to make a bold statement with a vibrant hue. Maybe you want the color you choose to reflect how you intend to use the shed.

In any case, selecting the right color for your outdoor shed from BackYard Storage is a fun and exciting part of the customization process. But how do you know which is the right color for you?

The following color guide can help you better understand the relationship between certain hues and the specific emotions and attributes that people typically associate with them. With this knowledge, you can create the perfect color combination for your storage shed.


Tan is a neutral color that not only evokes the outdoors, but also suggests calmness, purity, and elegance. Tan goes with nearly anything, and helps your backyard shed blend into the natural surroundings.


Blue is a great choice if your shed is built for relaxing, such as a pool house or lakeside cabin. A primary color, blue is a cool hue (temperature-wise, not trendiness, mind you) that brings to mind serenity, peace, and security.


Brown, like tan, is a neutral, natural color, but the darker shade stands for reliability, stability, and wholesomeness, making it the perfect hue for a sturdy outdoor storage building.


Gray is a timeless color that sets the mood for a neutral, calming space that evokes professionalism, thoughtfulness, and privacy—great for a home office or quiet retreat.


Green is a primary color and one of the most pleasing hues to the human eye. A green exterior is ideal for a gardening or potting shed, because it represents balance, harmony, and nature.


Red is another primary color that creates a powerful feeling of warmth and excitement, and suggests energy, passion, and leadership. Red is a vibrant shade that will absolutely stand out in your backyard.


White is typically only available as a trim color. In addition to complementing any other color, white is most often associated with purity, cleanliness, and perfection.


Black is another trim-only color choice, but one which provides a sophisticated accent to your outdoor storage building. It evokes power and elegance, and a subtle hint of mystery.

No matter which great color(s) you choose for your shed’s exterior, BackYard Storage can help you make the statement you desire.

Check out our online configurator to see the color options available to you, or come by one of our convenient locations to see for yourself. Contact us if you have any color questions about your shed.

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