Why use only one color to give the outside of your home curb appeal? Pair your main color choice with accent colors to make the exterior of your home as interesting as the interior. The paint color you choose for your walls inside sets the tone for what furniture you buy, what decor you invest in and the overall design of the room.
The same can be said for the exterior color combinations. There are a lot more components to your home than just the front. There are dormers, insets, corners and cornices, all which needs something to make your home pop!
Before investing in a combination of hues, ask yourself these questions:
The color scheme you choose for your home not only affects how you feel and the curb appeal, but it also has an impact on its value. Asking yourself these questions will help you determine which colors work best to complement your individual home.
The number of colors used on the exterior of a home is typically three – the body, trim and accent. However, the color scheme depends on the home and how many details you want to highlight.
Vinyl siding is low in cost and maintenance. Some styles in which vinyl is available are shake, scalloped, dutch lap, board and batten, vertical and traditional double four.
Adding more than one style to customize your home adds flair and makes for a unique appearance. For example, vertical siding can be combined with horizontal siding as an accent.
Board and batten is a type of vertical siding which has vertical boards that alternate between two widths. When used as an accent, vertical vinyl siding can highlight entryways, gables and windows to create a unique and modern look.
There are literally thousands of color combinations to choose from and there’s no formula for selecting the best ones for your home. Colors will be separated into warm and cool tones.
Warm colors such as reds, yellows and oranges evoke excitement and, when paired with a cooler color, appear larger and easier to view. Cooler tones such as blues, greens and purples are relaxing and calming.
Typically, warmer tones can be found in the south while cooler tones are found in the north. Here’s a general guide to choosing a combination based on how you want your home to be portrayed.
Below are vinyl siding color combinations that’ll make your home pop and will grab the attention of every car that passes by.
The lower section of this home features a traditional style. The upper portion also appears to be traditional, but because of the wooded appearance, it adds interest to the home. The two-toned slate and rustic lap siding use classic barn red trim to help give it depth and definition. The lack of shutters creates an open and inviting feel.
You don’t have to cover your home’s exterior with one single material to have it catch the attention of the neighbors. Mixing a variety of materials may give you the look you desire. This home uses traditional lap siding in a dark teal color paired with a bold stone to give it some natural appeal. A white snow trim gives a look of elegance and defines the navy shutters.
Cool colors like teal and seafoam will always be refreshing for the eyes. The light seafoam green in a scallop style blended with this dark real creates a relaxing combination. The white trim adds to the calm, while the yellow door adds just a hint of color and impressive effect.
Victorian and other older homes utilize a lot of decorative siding features and colors to bring out their best. This home uses three distinct colors, as well as a mix of decorative shingles and lap siding to show off its attributes. A starlet pink satin is not a common color seen on a home, but when paired with a light soft gray, it works wonders. A glacier white trim and a bold brick chimney make you give this old home a second look.
Green looks beautiful with luscious landscapes and pairs well with beige, white and brown colors. This home took it a step further with a cream trim and peach colored accent. The palm color green blends well with the natural wood door and the two-tone color show the details of the home. The bold color scheme also gives this home a dramatic yet warm appearance.
Vinyl siding comes in hundreds of colors, textures and profiles to give you complete versatility in designing the look you envision for your home. Before investing in siding for your home, become as familiar as possible with vinyl siding as you can.
When the time has come for new vinyl siding, you can trust Feldco for the best product and service in Madison. We’ve helped delight over 350,000 homeowners and would love to help you on your next home improvement project.
We hope these combinations have given you the inspiration you need to create the look you’ve been dreaming of! Start your new siding project today with a free quote online.