Choosing the right siding colors can mean the difference between a home with excellent curb appeal and a home with poorly designed exteriors. The influence colors exert does not end on looks alone, however, as colors have been known to affect your moods, your thoughts and your feelings. So, the next time you’re due for a siding replacement, you might want to pay a little bit more attention when selecting the right hues for your home.
Designers train for years to master the art of choosing color palettes for homes and years more to always make the right decisions. However, you can gain the value of their experience by following some of the techniques explained here.
A lot of siding colors are represented in the color wheel you learned back in grade school. While that version of the color wheel shows primary and secondary colors, a more advanced and comprehensive version shows almost every possible shade there is. Choosing colors on opposite sides of the color wheel, or complementary colors, is a tried-and-tested trick in always finding good color combinations.
A Triad of Colors
Once you’ve decided on a color for your siding boards, the two shades immediately next to it in the color wheel all belong in a “color triad”. These colors work well together and can be used harmoniously with each other when making design decisions. The first color must take the primary role and be more visible than the other two, however, to create a more balanced style.
James Hardie® ColorPlus® Technology
James Hardie® has made choosing siding colors even easier with its ColorPlus® palette of colors. Talk to your contractor about the long-lasting ColorPlus finish of James Hardie fiber cement siding and explore the many available color options for your home.
Our experienced remodeling experts at Renovation Team can help you find the right color combination for your home. Give us a call at (636) 939-1061, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Charles, St. Louis, Creve Coeur and all nearby areas.