I know this may seem a silly question, but is there a ban on certain exterior colors of your home? I'm talking about if your house was black, would there be a law that allow that? Or just have a lot of angry neighbors. Basically … Contrary to the assertions of the other answers, most cities have restrictions on colors, such as they do not cut the grass, rolling inoperable vehicles on blocks in the front yard, etc. Some areas specified without color " garish ", others state that the color scheme is in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood. I communicate with the compliance department of the city code before painting.