There’s a certain order to choosing colors for your exterior home improvement projects that make for a consistent and visually cohesive scheme. The order should begin with the most dominant element in your home, particularly if you’re doing your entire exteriors. First, your choice of roof color should dictate the colors of your siding, trim, accents and the rest of your home. Coordinating all these colors, however, can be a little tricky, especially if you’re not really a design-oriented person.
Here are some surefire tips to help you create that perfect exterior and make your home look that much better.
Matching Your Siding and Roofing
Coordinating the colors of your siding and roofing can be tricky. A good rule of thumb is using clean and cool neutrals for gray or gray-dominated roofs, while brown roofs work best with warm, muted and earthy colors. You can use the James Hardie® Home Color Tool to help you visualize the color pairs and choose a good combination that works with your preferences.
Easy Color Pairs
Pairing together two or more colors shouldn’t be too difficult. Your roof and siding are two of the most dominant elements of your exteriors, and their colors should always complement each other. For example, brown roofs go with brownstone and gray roofs go with gray stones. If you’re using brick, even your choice of grout can help unify the scheme together for a visually-appealing exterior.
Trims and Accents
If your siding and roof always match, your trim and accents work better if they provide a stark contrast. Choose dark trims and windows and doors with dark frames to break the soft colors of a muted brown siding and warm brown roof. White and light-colored accents contrast darker siding and shingles, giving emphasis to these important points.
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