Most people don’t shop for siding very often, so there are factors to consider when choosing a siding color. As siding lasts a long time, you need to pick something you will not grow tired of too quickly.
You don’t want anything too garish, but you want your home to look nice. It should complement your home and your property, and not stand out too much against all your neighbor’s homes.
5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Siding Color
Take your time when you are choosing your new siding. The color will be with you for a long time, so avoid what is trending and stick with something you really like and a color that reflects your tastes and styles.
1. Style of Your House
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a siding color is the style of your home. A large colonial home might traditionally be white, but that doesn’t mean it has to be.
Ideally, you want to choose more than one color. Pick an accent for shutters, doors, windows, railings, and even your gutters that are just a shade or two darker than the siding.
If you are using a lighter color for your siding, you can get bold with the accents and trims. It will make everything stand out and give the home depth and texture. Contrasting colors can look great.
2. The Color of Your Roof
The color of your roof is also a factor when choosing a siding color. You don’t want the two to clash with each other. If your roof is dark brown or red, choose a color in the same shade, but go lighter.
You do want to avoid matching the roof and the siding color too closely. The roof and the walls of your home will seem to blend into one large mass. The house will look much better with contrasting colors or shades
3. The Size of Your House
Size is an important factor to consider when choosing a siding color. Lighter colors can make a smaller home look even smaller. Darker colors can highlight certain features and make a smaller home stand out more.
Darker colored siding can also make a home with a lot of open spaces seem bulky or heavy. Lighter colors can also take the viewer’s eye off of certain features you don’t want standing out.
4. Consider Your Neighborhood
Standing out in your neighborhood might sound like a great idea, but the color of your siding can affect your neighbor’s property. Plus, if you live in an area that has a homeowner’s association, there may be restrictions on what they will allow.
If your neighbors are trying to sell their house, your bright green house could be a huge deterrent to someone buying it next door to you. Stick with neutral tones you would find in nature.
5. Other Factors
There are elements to your home and yard you need to consider. The roof, brickwork, chimney, garden, driveway, and sidewalk. If the bricks have flecks or streaks of a certain color, consider that as a color for your siding.
Very often, earth tones and natural colors work well and they work well together. If you have a lot of large trees or hedges avoid green as your home will disappear.
Contact Craftsman’s Choice
There are plenty of other factors to consider when choosing a siding color, like your taste, the climate, and what is going on with the rest of your property. Call us here at Craftsman’s Choice for more information.