Deciding to makeover the exterior of your home is a big decision, it’s complex process that requires careful planning and color selection can be tough. The colors you choose are an expression of your home’s architecture, character, surroundings as well as a reflection of your personal style. With many options for exterior siding products available today, one of the most popular is vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding has become increasingly popular in recent years because it comes in so many different shades and textures. It’s durable and low maintenance while also being affordable and environmentally friendly with no need for painting or staining whatsoever!
Work with the elements you can’t change
If you don’t plan on remodeling your whole house, then chances are that your roof, stonework and walkway will remain unchanged. Take these elements’ colors into consideration when choosing a color scheme. For example, if the main colors are earth tones, then think about selecting a vinyl shade that will tie all of them together.
Mix up your finishes and textures
Create depth and dimension by using contrasting finishes on your home. This is quite a popular trend at the moment. Using different textures in certain sections of your home can really elevate the overall look, especially if you are opting for the same shades on the whole exterior.
Highlight your home’s architecture
The architectural style of your home be it a craftsman, a ranch or contemporary modern, will help dictate the color palette that best suits it. A modern home will shine clad in dark, cool tones which will further emphasize its sleekness. On the other side, a traditional house will crave wonderfully rich, warm tones. But don’t be afraid to try something new! We recently saw a beautiful Victorian home go from a muted, pastel yellow to a dramatic charcoal. The effect was simply stunning!
Show off your own style
Let’s face it, siding is not an emotional buy but our home is full of emotion! You want your house to reflect who you are, choose a color scheme that you love. If you are attracted to the contemporary look, choose colors that have darker undertones and anchor the palette with an element in black (could be your front door or even the existing roof shingles). If you love adventure, why not add a pop of bright color to your home. Maybe that vivid orange is too bold for your entire home but placed in the gables as an accent will add a touch of flair.
Look at the bigger picture
When you have narrowed down your choices, don’t rely on a small color swatch to solidify your choice. Experts suggest obtaining a few pieces (preferably a foot long) to get a better sense of the shade. Another thing to keep in mind, exterior colors shift depending on how the light hits them which can dramatically change them. Make sure to look at your colors during different times of the day.
Transforming your home can be overwhelming but with the right tools and tips, it can be fun as well. Look at Houzz, Pinterest as well as other social media platforms for inspiration. Once you have your favorites, discuss them with your Ecoview consultant.
Contact Ecoview Windows and Doors today for your free consultation!