If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home's exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We've compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that’s right for you.
The first thing to consider when choosing a color scheme for your home is whether you are leaning toward a particular style. Typically, your home's style informs your color decision.
Not sure how to describe your style? Here are some home style descriptors to get you thinking:
If you don't feel like your home has a strong tie to a specific style, start with colors you're drawn to. Drive around neighborhoods in your city and take notice of homes you like. Are they all one color? What color is their trim? Do they have an accent color for other exterior accessories? Notice combinations that work together and ones that don't.
Looking at current exterior trends is another great starting point when you find yourself at a loss for color combinations. If you're looking to explore new trends in house siding, there are a handful of colors that have risen to popularity this year:
Having too many options can be overwhelming sometimes. Prefinished siding is a great solution to help streamline your re-side. Choose from a variety of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish colors that fit the bill when you're trying to align with a common trend.
When you think about your home's exterior, you likely think of one color. In reality, homes typically have two or more colors that create an exterior look. Choosing three main colors can help create a cohesive look and feel. The process doesn't have to be complicated-divide your home's exterior into three categories.
Discover specific color combination suggestions for both black and brown roofs here.
Once you’ve chosen some exterior color combinations, you may want to see what they’d look like on your home—use the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer Tool for a more realistic look at your color choices.
Re-siding your home can completely transform its look and increase curb appeal exponentially, but completing a re-side is a big job and a significant investment. If you've never done it, it's hard to know what to expect and how to prepare for a siding replacement.
Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. Many believe board and batten style is a timeless look that can leave your home's exterior with major curb appeal for years to come.