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6 Reasons Why You Want A White House

Posted by Audrey Lichten

Jan 12, 2016



Every year new trends appear for everything in your life, including your home design! How are you supposed to keep up with everything changing all the time? Well, this year makes it easy for you. Bring back the classic and traditional designs for your home exterior with white! Yes, you heard right! White is trending.

Benefits of White

White is a classic color that many people would say shouldn’t be on a “top color trends” list. However this year, it’s taking the spotlight in the design community. Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year is “Simply White”. Also, GLIDDEN® Paint announced “Cappuccino White” as its 2016 Color of the Year. So stop thinking of white as boring and discover the possibilities and benefits with this new trend.  

  • A white home exterior has a stately appeal. If it’s good enough for our president then it’s good enough for your house too!
  • White homes evoke a nostalgia for classic American neighborhoods. Everyone loves being reminded of simpler times. White exterior siding will often prompt memories of the past, perhaps a parent or grandparent’s home that conjures up fond memories of the good old days. Home styles that pair well with white to accentuate the nostalgic feel include Victorian, Cape Cod, and Craftsman (Arts and Crafts) architectural styles.
  • Is your house a little smaller compared to your neighbors? Or is it surrounded by trees? A small house painted white will make it stand out and actually look larger against its surroundings.
  • Your exterior paint job will also last longer when using white because it’s more resistant to damage from the sun as it repels UV rays better than other colors.
  • A white or slightly off-white shade creates a peaceful aura that draws away from the hectic surroundings of everyday life. It’s like coming home to a breath of fresh air.
  • According to Benjamin Moore’s Creative Director, Ellen O’Neill, “White is transcendent, powerful and polarizing — it is either taken for granted or obsessed over.”

Don’t take white for granted anymore. Embrace what this simply wonderful color has to offer. Because it’s a timeless option, you’ll never worry about matching trends again! If you’re interested in new exterior siding for your home, contact Peninsula Siding Company. We have white!


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