Your siding color can make or break your home’s curb appeal. Although it’s convenient to not have limited options, the dizzying number of choices increases your chances of committing a mistake. To help you select the most appropriate color for your new siding, use these tips from Twin Cities Siding Professionals:
Every architectural period favors a particular set of exterior colors. While it’s worth to consider picking a trendy shade, it pays to choose the hue traditionally associated with your home’s style. For instance, Tudor homes look iconic with creamy and bricked exterior walls while Capes are usually characterized by gray shingle siding.
Take Cue From Landscaping
The color of your siding should coexist with the natural elements surrounding your home. Otherwise, you might have to redo your landscaping completely just to achieve visual harmony.
Focus on “Permanent” Elements
Base your decision on the appearance of your existing masonry. Unlike “changeable” exterior details, it’s hard to make the necessary corrections should your siding color fail to harmonize with adjacent stone. Considering its virtually timeless aesthetics, the hues of your home’s masonry should serve as the foundation for your exterior color palette. To avoid creating an incongruous combination, your siding should either match or be lighter than your hardscaping.
Consider Different Lighting
Light affects color perception. Before you make your decision, check how the color actually appears in sunny and shaded areas. This could give you a glimpse of how your siding would look like during different times of the day and the year.
Pay attention to any exterior theme your neighborhood might have. Some are big on historically accurate colors while others are open to eclectic home designs. Draw inspiration from neighboring houses to make yours stand out without deviating too much.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we offer James Hardie® products to guarantee impressive curb appeal and reduce siding repair costs in the long run. Stay tuned for the second part of our special blog to get inspired by stunning Hardie ColorPlus® finishes. To talk about your siding replacement project anywhere in the Twin Cities, call us at (651) 967-0873 for your FREE, in-home estimate.