Get the Perfect Siding Color for Your Home Exterior
Siding colors are chosen to complement a home’s architecture and highlight its best features, but finding the right siding color for your home can be daunting if tackled alone. How do you discover the best siding color for your new James Hardie siding? Here are some helpful tools to get you started:
Understand the power of three
When choosing color combinations for your home, you’ll need to pick three colors:
- Body—This is the main color that covers the bulk (or body) of your home exterior. It takes the lead when it comes to the overall looks of your home. If someone asked you your house color, you’d answer with this color.
- Trim—This color provides highlights for your home’s trim which surrounds your door and windows.
- Accent—This color gives visual interest to your home’s accents like shutters and your front door. It’s the color that makes your home’s best features pop, and it boosts your curb appeal.
Factor in fixed elements from your home exterior
Before choosing your siding color, look at fixed elements of your home exterior such as brick or stone. Although some homeowners choose to paint these, consider leaving them their natural color and complementing them with your new siding color. Since your roof lasts 20-30 years, if it’s fairly new, make sure you choose siding colors that work well with your roof color. Dark roofing works well with light siding in general.
Neutralize or highlight home features with color
Realize that color impacts how much attention we give to the different components of our home exterior. Light colors neutralize features that you would rather not draw attention to. Dark colors highlight features that you want to draw attention to.
Consider your home’s architecture
Your home’s style will give you direction when it comes to color. Choose color combinations that complement your home’s style. For example:
The popular board-and-batten look is trending. Its clean lines and rustic chic look make it a hot style. It lends itself to creative design alterations that display one’s design preferences. Board-and-batten looks fabulous in colors like whites, reds, or blues.
This popular home style draws inspiration from natural elements like trees and grass. The body of Craftsman homes are usually beige, green, or brown; the trim is often chosen with a strong contrasting color to bring out the beautiful roofline.
These elaborate homes can be approached two ways when it comes to color: play down the details by choosing neutral colors, or accent the home with bold colors.
The location of your home should always be considered when selecting colors, and the ever popular beach home is no exception. Beach home colors can be adventurous and fun. Draw inspiration from a wide variety of bright colors, particularly blues, greens, and yellows.
Cape Cod homes
With its roots in colonial America, the popular Cape Cod home includes shutters, shingles, and dormers. This classic American home looks fabulous in variations of white, beige, and ocean blue.
Try before you buy
It never hurts to try some color on your home before investing in new siding and siding color. James Hardie offers a convenient online color visualizer tool that allows you to try color combinations on your home. If you choose to paint your home after your James Hardie siding is installed, you can try color on your home exterior prior to installation, and take a look at the color at different times a day. Remember that color looks differently on your home throughout the day. The brighter the sunlight, the more intense colors look on your home.
Let designers help you with your color palette
The James Hardie company did the tough work for you and narrowed down color combinations to create options that will look fabulous together and make your home stand out. James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology delivers factory baked-on color that is fade resistant and UV resistant. Its 15-year warranty will give you confidence your home will look fabulous not only when your siding is installed, but over time. And your siding installation will be quicker because the materials come pre-painted.
The design experts at James Hardie created two collections to choose from to achieve the perfect look you desire.
The Statement Collection
This array of colors features your region’s most popular ColorPlus Technology colors. These gorgeous siding and trim colors are locally stocked and readily available.
The Dream Collection
This collection features over 700 ColorPlus technology finishes. The endless design possibilities give you room to express your personality and preferences.
Transform Your Home with Gorgeous James Hardie Siding Color
House siding colors can be tough to choose when you’re looking at hundreds of options. The James Hardie company created a designer chosen collection of popular siding colors to create the best look for your home. Transform your home into the home of your dreams with gorgeous James Hardie siding color.
Get Precision Siding Installation with Lifetime Exteriors
Don’t settle for an inferior exterior home contractor. Two factors directly influence your siding performance for years to come: your siding material choice, and your exterior contractor choice.
We understand it can be overwhelming to have a faulty home exterior that needs upgrading. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners in the Portland and Vancouver areas transform their home exterior into one they love.
We educate you on your siding options so you can make the best decision for your needs. And we can also provide a color consultant to come to your home and assist you in your siding color decision.