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2022 Exterior Color Trends: How to Mix & Match Siding Colors

When it comes to your home's exterior, choosing siding colors is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style while enhancing curb appeal. As 2022 unfolds, let's take a look at this year's trending exterior house colors and strike inspiration for your next home update.

If you’re using multiple colors on your exterior for the first time, prefinished siding such as LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding is a great place to begin. ExpertFinish colors are designed to complement each other, which helps ease the pressure of choosing final colors.

“The colors in our ExpertFinish collection help narrow down the decision while allowing homeowners to pair various colors of siding and trim to fit their own style,” says Katie Williams, Siding Marketing Communication Manager at LP. 

In addition to prefinished color products, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding also comes in primed products, allowing you to apply the paint of your choosing and experiment even more with exterior color trends such as two-tone house colors. For two-tone exteriors, two siding colors are combined on the exterior in blocks of color. The two siding colors can be used to highlight architectural elements or to visually break up the exterior.

Check out these color combinations for some inspiration. 

3 Ideas to Inspire Your Two-Tone Exterior House Paint Decision

Contrast

Black and white are timeless classics when it comes to exterior siding. Try combining LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Snowscape White & Abyss Black Trim & Siding for a funky take on a modern farmhouse.

Monochromatic 

Leaning into monochromatic shades is always a safe way to add a little twist while maintaining a streamlined aesthetic for your exterior. If you're drawn to neutrals, try color blocking with two-tone exterior house colors such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Quarry Gray & Tundra Gray siding. 

A Pop of Color

Looking for something a little brighter? Opt for a splash of color with LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Summit Blue or Redwood Red siding.

2022 Exterior Color Trends for Trim & Siding 

If you’re eager to try out a new siding style but color blocking with two-tone exterior house colors isn't for you, try sprucing up your trim and siding combinations. Using a different shade for your trim than your siding is a great way to incorporate color and add dimension to your roofline and windows. Here's a look at some trending trim and siding combinations:

Warm Tones

Warmer hues are having a moment in home exteriors. Try LP SmartSide ExpertFinish colors Sand Dunes or Prairie Clay to keep your home's look neutral without opting for plain white.

Black on Black

Black trim and siding is a color combination that rose to popularity in recent years and continues to be one of the most popular siding colors for houses. Combining LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Abyss Black trim with matching siding for a fully monochromatic look provides a chic and modern exterior that pairs well with industrial accents such as metal roofs.

Calming Blue Hues

Blue elicits a sense of calmness that many homeowners are drawn to. Try out LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Summit Blue and Rapids Blue siding with Snowscape White Trim for a serene exterior.

Exterior House Color Visualizer

With so many great options available, it can be hard to know just what siding color to choose. Using a tool like the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer can help bring your vision to life and make your decision that much easier. 

"I highly recommend using the visualizer to mix and match and see what fits your style," says Williams. "You can select a pre-loaded home style on the visualizer, or you can upload a photo of your own home to really get a feel for how the colors will look on your house, which can help you feel confident with your decision."

Ready to move from dreaming to doing? Discover a portfolio of products in some of the most popular siding colors on the market here

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