New Minneapolis Exterior Remodeling Color Trends

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Here are some tips that we give our clients during the color selection phase.

A good rule of thumb when choosing colors for your home is to go just a little outside of your comfort zone.

Choosing the right colors for your home can be a little distressing and overwhelming sometimes.

The right choice will be a combination of your own style, the neighborhood you live in and the architecture of your home.

On the average home there are three main color components.

Body color- This would generally be the siding color.

Trim color– Generally your eaves, window trim, corner trim and band trim

Accent color – these are the color of other elements such as roofing, cultured stone, replacement windows, shutters and exterior doors.

Here Are Some Exterior Remodeling Color Design Tips

1.  Work with larger samples outside.

In order to have the most fun with this you will need to get larger color samples and take them outside under the natural light. As you narrow it down we can bring out whole pieces of siding to help you be confident of your choice.

2. Color to go.

One trick we often utilize is the Sherwin Williams “Color to go” quart samples. For $6 they will mix up  sample quarts of paint for you. Then you can paint the colors you are thinking next to the brick, trim or in view of the roofing color.

3. Complimenting brick and stone

Too often you see body colors that too closely match the stone color when this happens the stone and siding blur together or “wash out”. You want your stone and siding to “pop” or be striking in contrast to each other.

4. Take pictures of the homes that you like.

This can be very helpful for you and your contractor, the more the better. It provides us with valuable insight into your taste and style so we can best recommend design ideas for your home.

5. Consider adding more detail for accent colors

It is all in the details…This is really one of the fun parts of exterior design. Some ideas our clients often consider are crown molding trim, shutters, flower boxes, custom decorative louvers, heavy posts and stained cedar.  These are all possible ideas we can help you contemplate.

6. Design software

As a professional Minneapolis exterior remodeler we utilize the best exterior designer software available, Renoworks. We will take a digital photo of your home and put the colors you are considering on your house.

Minneapolis Exterior Remodeling Design Ideas

They say that style will eventually go full circle, and that is definitely the case when it comes to exterior design and home colors.

In the last few years we have seen a strong resurgence of the vivid colors that were so popular in 1920′s era. With today’s super sidings like James Hardie fiber cement siding it has become much easier to be adventurous when choosing colors for your home.

Then there are contemporary and modern designs that often look best in monochromatic-single color finish with bronze and deep grays’ being the most popular.

Even on monochromatic exteriors we are seeing that fiber cement siding to be the best as it is stable enough to handle the dark colors.

Need help with your Minneapolis residential remodling project? Contact Craftsman’s Choice today!


Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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