Choosing colors for your home can be a difficult decision. You may be deciding between the basics or an out-of-the-box combination. You may want to stand out with trending exterior house colors but without leaning on a brief style craze. And considering your home's style and your region's characteristics can add even more factors to the mix.
To help you decide, we’ve put together a simple guide to popular siding colors that you can count on for lasting appeal. And by using LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding you can rest assured that your siding will look beautiful, withstanding the passage of time.
Your neighborhood is likely full of homes that rely on neutral colors for their main color palette, and there's a reason for that! Neutrals may seem boring, but they encompass many interesting colors and can be used to create a rustic look for your home.
For engineered wood siding styles, neutrals can be more than the traditionally thought of browns and grays. LP's Canyon Brown or Tundra Gray from the ExpertFinish color collection takes you far beyond just neutrals. A light color that skews toward yellow, such as Shoreline Cream or Sand Dunes, can also be considered neutral, as well as Prairie Clay. These colors don't necessarily catch the eye like a dark blue or bright red would, but they add interest by taking "neutral" to the next level with a unique prefinished color. They can all be easily complemented by other exterior colors, exterior décor and more.
Do you live in a more contemporary area of the United States, such as a larger city, or in a neighborhood with unique designs? You might consider this emerging trend as a home siding idea: all-black siding. ExpertFinish color Abyss Black is the perfect choice for getting this bold look with the durability you expect from LP SmartSide products.
As far as modern design examples go, black on black siding may be the height of contemporary approaches to siding, but it offers interesting opportunities to complement the home's exterior with bright colors in other places. For example, add landscaping and flowers to bring brightness to the home, or decorate the porch with white furniture that stands out.
It’s not hard to find modern farmhouse siding these days, which means it's a trend that is here to stay. ExpertFinish color Snowscape White is a great crisp option for those looking to re-create this style on their home. This color is also available in vertical siding and trim, which is key for achieving the board and batten style—a great option for a modern farmhouse.
Here are a few more combinations we love when it comes to siding design ideas:
Still not sure about home siding ideas? A siding visualizer tool can be especially helpful. The LP SmartSide Home Visualizer Tool allows you to experiment with types of siding, colors, accents and more. You can upload a photo of your own home or choose an image of a home that most closely matches your home's style.
This tool makes it easy to swap out colors and textures so you can get an idea of what each combination may look like before you start your siding project. Additionally, when you have a style you like, you can take your ideas to your contractor and start conversations about how to bring it to life.
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Not only does LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding offer beautiful color options, it remains a durable option you can count on. Engineered to offer superior protection against hail, wind, moisture, fungal decay and termites thanks to the LP® SmartGuard® Process, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is a great choice for applications in any state or region.
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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.
If you're currently in the midst of a remodel or are considering future renovations for your home's exterior, color is one of the most prominent decisions you will have to make as a homeowner. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding comes in both primed and prefinished options to suit a variety of needs. Not sure which is the best option for you? Read on to discover the benefits of each so that you can re-side with confidence.
Though rustic style homes are most popular in mountainous regions, the rustic aesthetic can also be incorporated into a variety of home styles, including farm, ranch and coastal homes. Erik Perkins of North Carolina-based building duo The Perkins Brothers weighs in on the latest siding trends for rustic homes and tips to achieve the look you're after.