Select a Home Siding Color Based on the Surroundings

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Choosing a siding style, such as vinyl, steel, or stone, is the difficult part. Once you’ve made a selection, you can move on to the fun part: picking a home siding color. For the best visual effect, aim for a color that complements the exterior surroundings.

Complement the Roof Color

What’s your roof’s color? If it’s dark, then we suggest a lighter siding color for some contrast. You may also pick a tone-on-tone color scheme, where the chosen palette is a shade or two lighter than the roof’s color.
Apart from the roof, you can also take into consideration some of the smaller home sections, such as the shutters or window trim. We recommend going neutral for the siding and using an accent color for these smaller sections.

Look at the Landscape

Does vibrant vegetation line your lawn? If your landscape incorporates multiple bright colors, then we suggest going neutral for the siding. A bold siding color adjacent to a colorful yard can be overwhelming for the eyes and senses.

House Size

What’s the size of your home? This is a pertinent question because house dimension influences color perception. A lighter color siding may make a more petite residence fade into the background. A dark color for a larger house may make the property come off as gloomy.

Climate Considerations

The Pacific Northwest doesn’t get too hot or cold, so the weather isn’t a major consideration. However, homeowners should opt for light colors in warmer regions, since darker hues absorb light and generate heat. In cooler locations, bright colors can reflect harshly on the eyes.

We’ll Help You Select a Home Siding Color

Browse our gallery to view how siding colors match up with a variety of backdrops. Exteriors Unlimited can assist you in selecting a home siding color that enhances your immediate surroundings.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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