Kylie Minogue's exterior paint color combination has a versatile quality that experts love

This natural hue will boost curb appeal and impress on every style of home – here's why it works and how to replicate her look

Kylie Minogue
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A fresh coat of paint can make all of the difference. At Kylie Minogue's house, a stylish gray and beige color scheme creates a warm, welcoming energy. The singer's exterior paint has roots in a long tradition of beautiful gray and beige homes around the world, and paint experts agree that it's always a winning combination.

However, there is a delicate balance and many paint tricks to create the perfect look. Luckily, we spoke to experts at Benjamin Moore and Farrow & Ball to discover why Kylie's home looks so chic.


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First, they tell us that both gray and beige transcend paint trends; they're classics. Helen Shaw, paint expert at Benjamin Moore, states: 'Gray works well with almost every other hue; this versatility gives good reason for its popularity. Beige tones work perfectly with grey and will provide a neutral backdrop to compliment the rest of the home.'

Helen Shaw
Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw is part of Benjamin Moore's UK division. Color expert and international marketing director, Helen and her husband Craig are founders of Shaw Paints, acquired by Benjamin Moore in 2020.

If you're interested in re-creating Kylie's timeless exterior paint colors, there are many considerations. Charlotte Cosby, Creative Director at Farrow & Ball, says, 'There are lots of factors to consider when choosing an exterior color scheme for your home. The direction your home faces and the building material are great exterior cues on which to base your color choice. Don’t be afraid to go a shade or two darker than you would inside the home, as exteriors are often flooded with natural light!'

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Charlotte Cosby

Charlotte began her career in finance, but she soon realized that her heart was in the creative world and she moved to Farrow & Ball in 2006. She has full responsibility for creative direction, including product development, brand identity, photography, showroom design and much more. Charlotte is passionate about pattern, colour and design.

Helen says, 'When deciding on the shade of gray paint to pair with beige, opt for those with warmer undertones – these will complement the beige and offer a homey ambiance, creating a welcoming space for guests.'

Charlotte adds: 'Gray shades like Worsted work beautifully on window frames and other exterior woodwork, particularly with warm-toned stone buildings for a gentle and natural pairing that will have longevity. In sunny areas, lighter neutrals and beiges such as Stony Ground and Jitney will embrace the brighter sunlight without being washed out. These grey and beige colors are suited to rural settings, especially when combined with rich greens, as they blend effortlessly with your surroundings.'

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Opting for a classic color scheme minimizes the number of times you need to repaint and can keep a house looking in style as trends change. Kylie Minogue has perfectly mastered this art.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.