Choosing your siding color and style involves a great deal of planning than just picking your favorites; after all, whatever siding color you choose stays in your home for at least a few decades.
One sure way to pick a color for your siding installation is by keeping an eye on top color trends, some of which we present in this blog post.
Natural hues and textures – Similar to how the Arts and Crafts Movement was formed over a hundred years ago, today’s design elements are shifting towards natural hues and textures as opposed to industrial elements that have become prevalent decades prior. This means that natural (or natural-looking) wood grains are again becoming a popular trend, as well as color palettes that lean toward naturally-occurring shades, from blue seas to red brick. The good news is that today’s siding material, James Hardie fiber cement siding in particular, can be manufactured in all sorts of colors and textures that are as good as the real thing.
Muted and earthy tones – If bright colors aren’t your thing, or if your home isn’t beholden to a traditional architectural style, this other trend may work for you. The key is brown, olive green, or other earthy tones look their best on smaller homes when desaturated shades are used. It also lets other elements pop out more, such as a bright-colored front door, or a blooming landscaping work.
Mixed siding – Another trend is a home with mixed and matched siding materials. More homes are featuring a combination of lap siding, panel siding, and even shake or fish scale siding. If you’re interested in such combinations, we recommend getting all your siding material from one provider, contractor, or manufacturer, like James Hardie siding, for easier maintenance and consistent performance.
James Hardie® ColorPlus™Technology
Whatever color trend you eventually choose, James Hardie’s ColorPlus technology helps you keep it longer. The colors are applied and factory-cured to ensure longevity and resistance to chipping, peeling, or cracking that’s typical of paint. It also has built-in protection from UV rays, which helps prevent fading and keep your colors looking the same as when it was installed.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals serves Minneapolis and areas in and near the Twin Cities. To know more about James Hardie siding, or our other services as a siding contractor, call us today at (651) 967-0873 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home estimate.