Exterior siding and trim are essential front lines of protection for your home. For this reason, you’ll want to go with a product that’s weather-resistant, pest-resistant, and long-lasting. You’d probably appreciate having something which doesn’t require a ton of maintenance, either. Fiber cement siding is incredibly sturdy and durable and can be engineered to closely mimic the look of real woodgrain. Vinyl siding is another popular option because it’s moisture-resistant, low-maintenance, and affordable. And don’t forget about the importance of window performance, either. Windows let in light and give you a view to the outside, but quality replacement products like vinyl windows and clad windows also offer superior weather resistance and insulating properties.
Aside from their functional benefits, siding, trim, and windows all combine to play a major role in determining the curbside appearance of your home. Today’s siding replacements, trim, and replacement windows come in all sorts of styles and colors. You’re really spoiled for choice, to the point that sometimes it can be hard to pick out the best color or color combination from so many options.
So, which colors or color combination would really work best for your home? Some of that will depend upon your own personal tastes, of course, along with other factors you’ll want to consider. If you want to get a good idea of what certain colors would look like when applied to home siding & accents, the Home Color Tool from James Hardie is a nice virtual visualizer. Is it important for you to try and match your home to that of your neighbors, and/or to your natural surroundings? Or, perhaps “blending in” really isn’t your thing. Either way, there are lots of ways to create a distinctive look for your home with your siding and trim color choices. Let’s start by surveying some good color combination possibilities for siding and trim:
Beige and tan are some of the most popular siding colors for homes all over the country. Light neutral colors work well with most any home design scheme or special features, and they look great in almost any setting. Dark green is a fantastic trim & accent color for pairing with tan, beige, or any lighter shade of brown.
Other way to create a unique look for your home is to choose siding and trim colors which sit a little closer to one another on the color wheel. Gray siding with black trim is one of those combinations which has grown quite popular for American homes. The colors are neutral and balanced, while also striking an appearance which many consider to be timeless and classic. This combination works well with pretty much any shade of gray for the siding, from light gray to blue gray to dark gray.
Keeping with the black trim theme, another great siding color which pairs well with black is yellow or beige. Sometimes, all you need to do is find the right light and dark shades to pair together. Or in this case, a good combination of warm and cool shades. The black (or other dark-colored) trim really pops against the yellow, but not in a way that might appear gaudy or excessive.
Using too many neutral shades can start to look or feel bland, and that’s why many homeowners like to mix in a little more vibrant color for their home exterior. Taupe is a nice color choice for siding, because it’s a mixture of tan and gray which works well with practically any accent color. Pairing taupe siding with brick red trim delivers a classic, warm look for most any home. And if your home has any natural brick facing as well, this siding and trim color combination is the perfect complement.
Another option to consider if you’re interested in a more subtle, analogous color scheme is to go with different shades of the same color. For example, you could choose a light tan siding and brown trim. This combination of earthy tones creates visual interest, contrast, and depth. And you aren’t limited to using different shades just for the siding and trim, either. You can also apply similar shade variations of a central for your doors, windows, and other accent pieces, too.
It may not sound that exciting on paper, but a white-on-white look is really pretty classy, and can also help to draw out some of the more subtle exterior features of your home. White and shades of white themes continue to be popular for many older homes, or for homes which are modeled after a vintage style.
Window frame exteriors can be designed in more than one color, too. Let’s take a quick look at some of the more popular options which are available:
Whether you think of white as a “trending” color or not, white is still the most popular window color in America. It makes sense when you think about it, since white universally goes with everything, and is a great trim color in general.
When it comes to modern window trends, black is the new white. Black is probably the fastest-growing window color choice in America. For example, the popular modern farmhouse look typically pairs white or light-colored siding with black or other dark-colored windows.
Bronze is another distinctive color for windows. Bronze exterior framing can help set your windows apart on the outside, and bronze interior framing is also good for matching many furnishings inside contemporary homes.
Don’t want to limit yourself to whites, blacks, or neutrals? You don’t have to. Replacement windows are now available in bolder colors like emerald green, navy blue, purple, and mustard yellow. You can easily paint your main entry door to match, too.
When it comes to siding replacement, trim replacement, and replacement windows, you’ve got more options than ever when it comes to choosing the right color combinations for your home or business exterior. But no matter which products or colors you choose, finding the right local installer is just as important. Let the friendly professionals at Skywalker Windows & Siding come out and provide a FREE home inspection and personal consultation! We’ll take the time to listen to your wants and needs, and we’ll help you to find the best solutions for any budget.
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