Replacing or updating your vinyl siding is a great long-term solution to give your home a fresher look and instantly boost curb appeal. Selecting the best colour choices for this investment can be a difficult decision, but finding the perfect fit for your home and your style will improve the look of your house for years to come.
Before you get started, find inspiration by looking at other homes in a similar style to yours. See what colours stand out to you right away and begin building colour palettes with complementary colours.
Once you have an idea of what kinds of colours you are looking for, start asking yourself what will look best on your home.
Questions to Ask Yourself
1. What is the style of your neighborhood?
For a first step, look around your neighborhood to get a feel for the colours and styles within your community. This includes other houses, architectural styles and guidelines in the community, and the environment around your home.
Although your home should represent your style, you’ll want your choices to compliment the community around your home as well.
2. What elements of your home aren’t changing?
When selecting a new colour palette for your siding, keep in mind the aspects of your home that you won’t be changing during this renovation – your roof colour, any finishings like brick or stonework, and landscaping.
A newer roof can last up to 30 years or more and should compliment your new siding choices. For example, if you’ve got a darker roof, consider lighter siding options for balance.
3. What is your home’s style?
What style of home do you have? Craftsman? Colonial? The style of your home may help guide colour selection, based on the structure of your home. For example, farmhouse-style homes look best with a lighter color palette of white and beige.
4. What colours are complementary?
Don’t feel like you only get to pick one colour – Use complementary colors as accents to ensure your new siding look it’s best.
Many housing styles will look great with a primary and secondary siding colour. Alternatively, use corners, window trims, doors and railings to help make your siding stand out.
5. What size is your home?
Keep the size of your home in mind while looking at colours. Lighter colours neutralize and can de-emphasize, whereas darker siding colours will draw focus and attention. For example, a smaller home with a very light siding and light roof may make it appear even smaller than it is.
No matter your style or choice, contact the professionals at A. Clark Roofing & Siding for a free quote or to find out more about vinyl siding options for your home.