Your siding should stand out; all while looking right at home in your neighborhood. There’s a difference between eye catching and eye sore, that’s why it’s important to achieve some harmonizing color design with the other homes on the block.
When it’s time to decide on your siding and trim color, opt for James Hardie® siding and trim with ColorPlus® Technology. All of the curated colors that James Hardie offers are ready to add subtle character to your home’s exterior, and since the product’s ColorPlus Technology is engineered to help resist damaging UV rays, it means your home’s siding color will last longer with less maintenance.
Here are a few tips to guide you to your ideal hue, so you can blend in beautifully.
Note the neighborhood color trends. Take stock in the other colors of the homes on the block. If you find your neighborhood packed with creamy-colored homes, you may want to stick with a neutral hue that will complement the style of the homes in the area. You can always add a pop of personality with a bright-colored door, shutters or potted plant. Alternately, if you live within a strip of brightly colored homes, you can choose a lively hue to continue the brightness on the block.
Let architecture be your guide. Your home’s architectural style can lead you to a siding color that fits its form. If you have an old Victorian, you may want to incorporate a neutral HardieShingle® siding in the gables, or if you have a craftsman cottage, the natural wood texture of HardiePlank® lap siding can make the home look simple yet spacious.
Survey your surroundings. The environment around your home can easily inspire your siding selection. If your yard is scattered with tall pines or old growth trees, or near the Midwest’s sandy dunes, you may opt for colors in the green or neutral color palette. Home siding with a strong relationship to the outdoors blends in nicely to its locale, for a look that’s right in tune with its environment.
Complement the roof. The color of your roof, which likely isn’t changing anytime soon, can help you choose your home siding and trim. After all, you want the color of the roof to complement your home siding hue. If your roof is gray, you may want to stick with colors in the gray family, or if the roof is brown, you can steer more neutral or creamy with your siding and trim selections.
Stuck deciding on a new siding and colors? These pointers may lead you to your perfect picks.