Changing the siding on your home can completely revamp its style and curb appeal. Whether you’re replacing old aluminum siding or upgrading to energy efficient insulated vinyl siding, new siding can enhance your home’s current look or completely change it, depending on vinyl siding colors and styles you choose.
There are a number of trends emerging when it comes to siding colors. The market is seeing an increase in the use of deeper and bolder shades. Warm deep browns, greens, and blues are all trending up. These colors have a clean look while complementing the earthtones in the home’s landscaping.
Traditionally used more on homes in the south, white is on the rise. Using white siding as well as white trim creates a clean and classic look on homes both traditional and modern. Off-white and gray are also seeing an increase.
For the trim on your home, you have two choices. You can go with the same color as your siding. As is the case with white siding, using the same color trim gives a clean look. Or you can contrast the color of your siding by selecting a different color for the trim. You can go a couple of shades lighter than your siding, or go a shade darker.
When choosing colors, you have to consider your home’s size and style. While dark, bold colors are trending, keep in mind that they can look gloomy on a larger home. If there’s a particular feature or area of your home you’d like to highlight, go with a darker color on this section to draw attention to it. Couple this with lighter colors that can help de-emphasize other areas. And don’t forget your roofing color. You want to make sure that the siding colors you choose will complement your roofing, not clash with it.
Some manufacturers help you take the guesswork out of color selection. Look for a company that offers online tools to “test out” colors on your home. Upload a photo of your home, then select different color combinations to see how they can change the look of your home. There are also “color families” that offer a palette of complementary colors for your home’s siding and trim. These color palettes can also help when selecting colors for roofing shingles, entry doors, and garage doors to keep your color selections harmonious.
There are many reasons homeowners decide to change their siding. Replacing worn out or damaged siding, updating a home’s look, and going for greater energy efficiency can all be achieved when undertaking this home improvement project.