When considering siding for your home, your first thought is likely: what color should I get? It’s not an easy decision. After all, this is a lifetime choice you will have to live with. But with the proper research, you can settle on the correct siding color for your home and neighborhood. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:
Take a few minutes to drive around the neighborhood, taking in the color schemes of homes around you. Pay particular attention to homes with similar styles to yours.
The style of your home will give you good visual cues that you should heed in regards to selecting siding colors. For instance, Colonial homes are often one single color such as white; with accents giving you a chance to add subtle twists to the traditional scheme. You will have more freedom with certain home styles, such as cottage and country.
Contemporary homes usually feature earth tones, but 2020 is now trending toward unexpected colors in order to highlight luxury features. Contemporary styles are the perfect opportunity to try new colors, with many homeowners choosing high-contrast trims on darker home siding for a modern architectural touch. Think dark siding with wood tones or dark window frames against natural-colored siding. Blues, deep grays, cobalt, charcoal and natural wood are all popular for modern homes right now, especially when paired with white accents.
What looks good on a small house won’t necessarily look good on a large one, and vice versa. Color swatches can be quite misleading when you rely on them alone. A dark color may look distinctive and rich, but when placed on a mid- to large-scale house, it can feel overpowering and gloomy.
On the other side of the coin, colors that are too light can prevent a smaller home from standing out amongst its landscape. Good rule of thumb: lighter colors neutralize features you may want to de-emphasize; darker colors draw attention to areas you may wish to highlight.
Always consider roof color when choosing siding colors. For example, if you have a dark roofing material, you may want to go with a lighter siding color scheme.
James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology
Choosing your siding color just got easier with James Hardie ColorPlus® technology. The high-quality fiber cement siding installed by Hi-Tech Windows & Siding features a unique production process that ensures your siding can withstand the abuse of many years to come, without cracking, peeling or chipping.
Consistent, multiple coats of a specially-crafted coating are applied at the factory level. The result is a gorgeous, consistent finish that lasts twice as long as other siding finishes, plus you enjoy max resistance to prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures and moisture, from ice to snow.
With a wide spectrum of color combinations available, our design and installation experts can help you pick out a color scheme that complements your home’s architecture and décor.
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