It can be tough to keep up with the ebb and flow of home design trends, but there’s a new one that seems to be sticking around—the trend to use contrasting exterior siding colors.
It’s not all about blending faint neutrals anymore. Many homeowners are mixing and matching colors for an end result with plenty of interest. And with James Hardie® siding and trim, there are plenty of colors to choose from. The vast ColorPlus® Technology palette was created by their color experts, with the goal of creating beautiful, durable siding and trim colors that all complement one another, no matter their range—from light to dark and cool to warm.
A good first step is to take a look at your home’s architectural style to see what colors may work best with its form. Then, play with the array of siding choices at your fingertips (siding styles, textures and colors); there are plenty to choose from. Its always good to get your Hardie siding installed by a top area siding contractor. A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. has performed exterior work on over 4000+ homes in the Chicagoland area. As a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler, you know you will be getting the best installation in the Chicagoland market.
For a hint of inspiration—here’s a look at a few homes that pull off the merge of three or more siding hues.
This home combines five exterior colors while suiting the home’s look. It takes close inspection to see each of the colors and styles incorporated, including James HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardiePlank® lap siding in Monterey Taupe, HardieShingle® siding in Sandstone Beige, HardieTrim® boards and batten boards in Sail Cloth, with a maroon porch awning and dark gray shutters. The homeowners chose a variety of contrasting hues for an end look that somehow feels simple.
This Midwest home is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Countrylane Red. The home’s gables are sided in HardiePanel vertical siding and HardieTrim batten boards both in Khaki Brown.
This suburban home tackles a combination of sidings with ease. The HardiePlank lap siding in Evening Blue, HardieShingle siding in Timber Bark, and neutral trim—all merge for a put-together look.
When designing your home’s exterior, don’t feel like you have to stick to a single siding color—mix it up with multiple options.