Customizing your exterior can be enjoyable; that is until you start delving into the details. Maintaining a consistent aesthetic and color scheme can be tedious and nerve-wracking. After all, one mismatched element is all it takes to spoil the exterior’s aesthetic appeal.
Luckily, there are a few ways you can quickly and easily choose a color for your siding. UHQ Construction, a top exterior services company, lists them below.
Consistent Aesthetics: Style-Specific Shades and Hues
There’s a reason why some colors have been traditionally associated with certain house styles. It’s because they complement them so well. This option is a good one for homeowners who want to stick to tried-and-tested colors for their exterior.
Listed below are some common house styles and the corresponding color combinations for their siding and exterior:
Mediterranean Homes – Soft, peachy shades and other warm colors
Low Country Homes – Blue hues and neutral colors
Craftsman Homes – Earthy colors such as red, green and brown
Roofs and Siding: General Rules for Matching Colors
The color of your siding should complement the roof. As a general rule, a gray roof should be paired with siding that has cool clean colors and cool neutrals, while a brown roof works best with muted colors and warm neutrals.
Lighting: It’s All About Location
Whether your home receives a fair amount of sunlight or not can have implications on the aesthetic appeal of your siding; the visual appeal of certain colors tend to vary depending on the amount of light. That’s why you should hold a sample material of siding against the light before making a decision.
However, mixing and matching colors can take a lot of time. Luckily, you can have an easier time experimenting with colors by using the James Hardie® Home Color Tool. All you need to do is type your zip code on this page, and it’ll bring up a list of suitable colors for your home.
For those who have more specific preferences, however, it’d be better to consult a certified contractor about what color scheme is best for your exterior.
UHQ Construction is a HomeAdvisor-approved contractor and a member of the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ program. We offer premium products from reputable brands, like James Hardie, as well as roof repair services.
To get a free estimate, call (317) 744-1133 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Greenwood, IN, as well as other parts of Indiana.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.