Choosing the right color for your siding is an important, yet often stressful decision. With so many colors to choose from, how to you pick the option that will best complement your existing architecture and reflect your own personal style?
Here are recommendations for the discerning homeowner:
Check the Colors in the Neighborhood
Drive around your neighborhood and make note of the color schemes used on your neighbors’ homes. While you don’t want to create an exact replica of anyone’s home, you can take inspiration from their color schemes. This is especially recommended if you’re in a conservative environment. You want colors that will make your house pop, but don’t choose a color scheme that is so different that it will make your house stick out uncomfortably.
Test How the Colors Look at Various Times of Day
The same siding color can look very different under different types of light. Contractors suggest applying a swatch on different areas of the exterior and inspecting the color changes throughout the day. This will give you an idea of whether you should go a shade lighter or darker to achieve the desired results.
Choose a Main Color First
When choosing a color scheme, you want the highlights or lowlights to enhance your main color. They should not clash. Even if you’re seeking a minimalist look, you don’t necessarily need to choose a single color for everything. Try mixing gray and beige with your whites, or going from black to dark gray to light gray.
The Material Also Counts
You may want metal or vinyl for the material, but the finish that goes on these materials will make black vinyl siding look different from black metal siding. Consider the overall look you’re going for, as well as the protection you need.
When it comes to siding, Carteret and Woodbridge, NJ’s Valiant Home Remodelers can help you choose the right color scheme. Call us at (732) 333-6223 for a free estimate and consultation.