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Global Home Improvement Case Studies: Choosing the Right Siding Color for Your Home

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 by Michael Gabrian

Challenge

Getting new siding for your home is a big investment and though the lifespan of your siding will vary based on material, the color you choose will be on your home for decades. So it’s important to think over a few factors before choosing a color for your siding.

Choosing Siding Color for a Home You Want to Sell

If you’re trying to recolor your home and plan on putting your home on the market in the next few years, check out other houses in your neighborhood. Are people in your neighborhood using earthy tones, is there a specific architectural style to your area, etc. It’s actually suggested to blend your home in with others in the area if you plan on reselling.

It’s always still possible to add some flair to a spot on your home that can be replaced a bit more easily; take shutters or the front door for example. This helps protect your home’s value when you decide to sell, but in the meantime, you can add your own personal touch to your home.

Where to Find Inspiration for Your Siding Color

If you’ve decided on the type of material you want to use but can’t quite put your finger on the exact color, there are plenty of sources of inspiration you can use. You could go back to the last section and look to neighbors for inspiration. If you’re looking for a more casual, safe color palette, it’s totally acceptable to use nearby home for reference.

You could also look at your home’s architectural style and pursue a classic look on that front. For example, if you have a colonial home and want to pursue an authentic color palette, you can aim for white with a black trim. You could also experiment with other earthy tones like grey, navy, beige, etc. If you have a Tudor style home, an authentic look could be a light, beige stucco with brown trim. Of course you’re not confined to an authentic look. You have a lot of flexibility to choose any color to add a modern twist to authentic style architecture.

Along the lines of using your home as a reference. You can also use existing features to narrow down your choices. If you got a new roof put in recently, choose a siding color that can compliment that. Especially if you have a metal roof that will last a lifetime, the color won’t fade as easily, so it could make a great starting point.

Solution

When it comes to choosing a color for your home’s siding, it is a big decision. Not only will this color be on your home for a long time, but it’s an expensive investment that reflects the values of your home and your neighborhood.

It’s not easy making a decision between safe exterior colors, earthy tones, colors that will stand out, etc. But luckily, you have a lot of inspiration to help you make the best decision. You can look to neighbors, friends, family, etc. Use there homes to see color palettes you like and see if it might work with the style of home you have. You could even go with authentic color palettes that are ideal for your style home.

In the end, you have a lot of room for creativity when choosing colors for your home’s siding. You could mix traditional styles with your own personal touch, or use colors that will make your home stand out.

If you’re considering new siding, give our experts a call.

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