Consistency in design depends on how well different parts of your home go well with each other. For example, if you have James Hardie® siding covering most of your exteriors, you don’t want to mismatch it with a different kind of siding in certain areas. Doing so can often make your home look like a patchwork of colors and materials, and can negatively affect your curb appeal.
Achieving consistent design, however, is much easier said than done. Choosing initial products is often hard enough for many homeowners, and making design decisions for your entire home can become overwhelming – fast. Here are a few useful suggestions on how to match your siding with the rest of your home’s style.
American classics like Colonial, Victorian and Tudor homes favor traditional siding patterns and colors. The most common option for these types of homes is horizontal clapboard siding. However, some designers can also make vertical boards work as well. For the most part, patterns and colors are often subdued, with greys, beiges and even muted blues and greens taking the forefront in traditional designs.
Modern Contemporary Homes
Contemporary design, on the other hand, relies on high-contrast colors to achieve their signature looks. Siding styles can still follow the same vertical or horizontal clapboards of traditional homes, but they are often complemented by stone finishes that serve as a means to balance their overall appeal. Choose colors like sunny yellows or sky blues, and contrast them with brown and grey stone to achieve a truly consistent look.
Craftsman and Contemporary
The materials used in Craftsman homes lend themselves well to easy siding repair and replacement. Truly contemporary homes favor functionality over design, but they can still benefit from choosing colors and patterns that are consistent with the rest of the home.
Get help choosing the right siding and exterior design from our experts at Twin Cities Siding Professionals. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate on siding replacements today. We serve homeowners in St. Paul and other surrounding areas.