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Find the Best Exterior Color for Your House Style

Posted by Devon Shryock

Jan 23, 2017

 

According to Pantone, the color trendsetters, 2017 will be covered in Greenery. But before you replace your exterior siding with this natural hue, consider which colors might look best with your house style.

If you have a classic two-story house...

Embrace this classic style with a warm, sandy beige. It emphasizes the timeless architectural style of master work of your home. The beige will be even more exciting when complemented by a crisp white trim and accents. If you have a large front porch, you can make an even bigger impact by painting it the same white as well.

If you have a colonial-style house...

Stately colonial homes can start looking a little drab if the siding and trim aren't retouched every few years. That said, traditional white siding is still the winner when it comes to matching the style. Spice it up with a few bright accents like green shutters or a turquoise door.

If you have a country cottage house...

A quaint cottage home will really pop when painted a bold primary blue or yellow. Because the style is modest in nature, the strong paint choice won't overwhelm passersby and will actually boost your curb appeal. Pair the siding color with subtle, neutral accents to let your siding choice really shine.

If you have an angular or mid-century house...

Homes with sharp 90° angles make a strong enough impact on their own. Vibrant siding colors would simply be too much for the already bold structure. Instead, choose a natural, wood-like brown to highlight the architectural style.

If you have a smaller house...

Small homes offer more room for quirk and whimsy. In fact, brighter or unconventional colors can help your home stand out from the sidewalk. However, be sure to compare your siding choice with your neighbors' exterior colors so you can make a statement without clashing or becoming an eyesore.

If your house is surrounded by a large front yard or trees...

Take inspiration from your neighborhood and your immediate surroundings. If you're surrounded by a lot of natural green foliage, you probably don't want to embrace the new Greenery trend. Your house would disappear! Instead, you can contrast — and complement — the large trees with sky blue or pale yellow siding.

Choosing the right siding color to match your home's architectural style can boost your curb appeal. It also allows you to create the dream house you've always wanted that expresses your and your house's personality. Before you commit to a new siding color, JamesHardie has a wonderful Color Tool that lets you plan your new house before ever signing a contract. The designers at Peninsula Siding Company can also work with you to choose the new siding that fits your home perfectly.

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