Deciding on which color your house will be is a tough one. After all, because siding lasts forever, the choice you make now will be with you for many years to come. Whether you choose fiber cement or vinyl, there will come a time when you have to settle on the perfect color to augment your property.
There are many factors that will come into play, such as the style of your home and your personal preference. Here are some tips on how to choose the right siding color for your home.
Look at Other Homes in the Neighborhood
Consider what color the homes are in your immediate vicinity. If you’re bounded on all sides by gray houses, you may want to break out of the mold and go with a different color. If you live in a development with a homeowner’s association that restricts homes to traditional colors such as beige, white and gray, your choices will be very limited.
While you may love a nice bright yellow or pink, you really should consider whether it will stick out like a sore thumb in your neighborhood. These bold choices can put a damper on the resale value in the future.
Concentrate on homes boasting a similar architectural style to your home. If you own a Colonial and see that your neighbors’ Colonials are traditional shades of cream, beige and gray, you may want to stick within that range. If you live in a more eclectic area, you will have a broader range of choices to contend with.
Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style
Certain types of homes were originally constructed using a set color palette. Use these as a foundation, and build from there.
- Victorian homes usually feature somber colors, as a throwback to Queen Victoria who always wore black – even after the death of her husband.
- Colonials usually have a single light color like white, offset by a traditional door color like black.
- Craftsman, rustic and adobe ranches include browns and warm reds.
- Cape Cod styles usually feature shades of gray and blue.
- Contemporary homes are usually neutral, such as beige, brown and gray.
Avoid Trendy Colors
You may be tempted to go with the latest trendy color, but take a step back and really think about that. Using the “in” color doesn’t give you longevity. It could be out of style in a few short years, and then you can’t do anything about it. Consider saving the trendy colors for accents, such as doors or trim, so you’re not making such an investment in the latest rage.
Your siding contractor should be able to assist you with this decision, showing you color wheels and samples that will help you narrow down your choices for siding and trim colors.
Contact Hi-Tech Window and Siding
Here at Hi-Tech, we install siding in a rainbow of colors, built to last the test of time because we use the highest quality materials. If you need help deciding on which type or color of siding you should go with, contact us in Methuen today to get a free quote.