Houses with black front doors have proven to sell for up to $6,000 more than similar homes, and ones that are olive green seem to attract buyers faster than usual. But as it turns out, buyers like aquamarine, too: Leonardo DiCaprio just bought Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Los Angeles home, where the doors and windows match the crystalline color of the pool. 

The bright blue-green shade is the kind we expect to see on the walls of a nursery, but the Spanish Colonial in Los Feliz shows it can look sophisticated in the form of French doors and window trim. 

 

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Even though DiCaprio bought the house as a gift for his mom for $7.1 million, this exterior inspiration is free. And given that spring is the best season to tackle your house’s curb appeal (priming and painting feel like less of a chore when you’re surrounded by blooming flowers), we chose three swatches to get you started. 

Teal Tone by Benjamin Moore

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Teal Tone, Benjamin Moore
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For the same punchy effect, try this rich mid-tone teal that will transport you to the Caribbean. 

Blue Ground by Farrow & Ball 

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A softer pastel version will still make your house stand out, especially if the rest of the facade is white. 

Sublime by Clare 

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This supersaturated jewel tone is 100 percent acrylic, so the finish resists dirt, grime, and mildew. It’s time to bring out the drop cloth.