Helpful Tips For Choosing Siding Colors

September 20, 2018

Helpful Tips For Choosing Siding Colors

The colors you choose for your siding in Sterling Heights significantly boosts the curb appeal of your home and sets its first impression. Not only does color change the mood of your home, it also significantly affects your property’s personality and value. When choosing the perfect hue, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

Decide On How Many Colors

While every home is different, you will likely need to pick three colors for your home: body, trim and accent. Some larger homes, as well as modern architectural styles, can often get away with having more than three colors. However, keep in mind that this can be distracting on a smaller home and decrease its overall value.

Consider Switching It Up

While beige, cream and gray are safe colors for your home, don’t be afraid to be adventurous and think beyond neutrals. You might be surprised at how a shade like mint green or canary yellow makes your home pop or transforms its personality. If you’re not ready to make such a bold statement, consider painting your front door or garage door in a stand-out hue that makes a statement.

Using Architectural Style

When choosing a color palette, consider your house’s architectural style:

  • Craftsman homes often looks best in an earthy color palette of deep reds and olive greens.
  • Tuscan-style homes look best with warmer tones to complement stone work.
  • Victorian homes can get away with a more playful color palette that uses bold colors.
  • French country homes look great in just about any siding color, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
  • Mediterranean homes often feature warm color palettes that complement their terracotta orange roofs.

Match Your Existing Features

When choosing a color for your siding, take into account your window trim and accents. These elements help pull your home’s aesthetic together and make the final result look polished. When in doubt, opt for a classic white trim, which looks good with any color scheme. If you want to play around with color, try to incorporate both warm and cool tones into your layout. This means choosing a neutral trim color if you have a bold siding color, or vice-versa.

Look at Your Neighbors

While your home doesn’t need to be a carbon copy of the other homes in your neighborhood, you want the color scheme that you choose to complement the surrounding area. If your street is lined with neutral-colored homes, try to stick to lighter or less bold colors. You can still express your individuality with a brightly-colored door or similar statement.

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