When someone drives past your home, your siding is often one of the major components that creates the color scheme and overall look of your home. This is especially true for homes that only use siding as opposed to incorporating brick or stone. With siding making so much of an impact on the way your home looks, choosing the right siding color is an important decision. Whether you’re building a new home, or remodeling an existing one, TrueSon Exteriors in Columbia, Missouri is here to help! We offer siding installation services throughout mid-Missouri.
Popular Siding Colors Based on Your Home’s Architecture
There is a myriad of architectural styles that houses have been built in, the prominence of each depends on the neighborhood, area of the country and time period when the home was built. Each style of architecture has telltale designs, roof lines and even color schemes. Choosing an appropriate siding color to honor the architecture of your home will produce a result that is more cohesive and beautiful. Below are a few common home styles and the general color palette most appropriate for siding.
- Craftsman: earth tones including deep red, olive green, rich brown
- Tuscan: warmer tones, pick stone color first and find a match to that
- Low Country: blues can be very popular
- Victorian: bolder color combinations
- Mediterranean: warm and peachy tones to match the orange roof
- French Country: most color schemes are appropriate
- Colonial: whites and creams
- Cottage: brighter colors
- Contemporary: one to two colors, more color options
- Ranch: single color, usually neutral
What To Know Before Choosing a Siding Color
Your Neighborhood: What is your neighborhood like? While you want to choose a siding color that fits your personal tastes, houses look best when they are cohesive with the rest of the neighborhood. This can be especially tricky if you’re building a new house in a more established neighborhood, or updating the exterior of an older home. Drive around your neighborhood, or even look a few neighborhoods over to get an idea of color schemes that others have used, and how you might like to incorporate those colors.
The Size of Your Home: Consider the size of your home when choosing a siding color. Darker colors can look gloomy on larger houses, while lighter colors can make a smaller home blend into its surroundings. Remember that dark colors will draw attention, while lighter colors will neutralize.
Roof Color: If you’re only redoing your siding and not your roof, you’ll want to make sure your new siding colors looks good with your existing roof. If you’re building new or replacing both your siding and your roof, still make sure these colors go well together, but you will have greater freedom in choosing a siding color.
Sun Exposure: Sunlight makes your siding look brighter. As the sun moves throughout the sky, the way the color appears can change throughout the day and throughout the seasons. You’ll want to see the siding color is multiple lighting situations to make sure you really like it.
Landscaping: Ideally, each part of your home from your front door to your siding to your landscaping should reinforce who you are and what your style is. A whimsical garden yard might not pair well with a gray and black home, and a minimalist yard might not pair well with a more decorative home with bright colors.