The Perfect Shade: Choosing a Siding Color

The Perfect Shade: Choosing a Siding Color

So you have decided to replace the siding on your house-great! Now comes the not-so-easy task of choosing a color. Color can really impact the look of your home, and choosing the right one can be an agonizing task. Whether you are looking vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, James Hardie® siding, or LP SmartSide® siding, you will need to decide what color to go with. If you are having new siding installed, read on for some tips on picking the perfect hue, and make this important decision a little easier!


One of the first steps in choosing your perfect siding color is to assess the vibe of your neighborhood to make sure your color choice will fit in. You don’t need to match your neighbors, but you might not want to be the only bright green house in a neighborhood of subtle hues. Or you might need to step up your color choice to compete with other bold and bright colors on your street. Take a walk around your block and see what color siding would fit in perfectly.

The size of your house can affect the way a color looks. A larger home may look wonderful in a light, bright color while a smaller house could look cozy with a dark shade. If there are details you want to highlight on your home, consider a bolder shade. Just looking at a paint sample can be misleading; the color looks different when on a large scale such as a house. Looking at similar sized homes painted in your desired shade can give you a better idea of what the final product will be.


The style of your home will also contribute to the color of siding you choose. If your home is a more traditional style, you may want to stick to neutrals and classic colors. A more modern style home could handle more bold, contrasting colors or stark blacks and whites.


You may want to consider the longevity of your color choice as well. In many cases, you can receive your siding pre-colored, with no need to paint. This is a durable finish that you don’t want to have to paint over or replace anytime soon; choose a color that will make you happy for years to come. If there is a particularly trendy color you are drawn to try to imagine living with it in future years. Ensure that your choice will stand the test of time.

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Hopefully, with these tips, you are well on your way to choosing the perfect color for your new siding. Airtight Exteriors is the siding installation company you need; we carry many types of siding in a large range of colors-pick out your perfect shade today!