Color can help your home make a great first impression. But choosing the wrong siding color can make your home look small or clash with the rest of the neighborhood. That’s why it’s important that you take your time while exploring your options.
Here’s what you need to know when choosing the siding for your home.
Use Free Color Visualizers
There are a lot of free online tools that let you visualize different colors of siding. Simply upload a photo of your home’s exterior or choose a template that best represents your home’s style. Then, experiment with different colors until you find something you love.
Here are a few free options from the brands we sell:
CertainTeed Colorview® Visualizer →
Write down any siding products you’re interested in using and bring your list with you the next time you visit one of our ten Michigan locations. There, you’ll be able to see siding samples in person and place your order.
If you’re not ready to make a decision, we can give you some siding samples and literature to take home. That way, you’ll have all the facts you need to make an informed decision.
Ask for Siding Samples
Siding colors look different as the light changes throughout the day. If you’re torn between a few different color options, ask for samples of the siding. That way, you can look at them under different types of lighting.
It could be that the blue hue that you love looks drab and gray on rainy days. This is something to know before you make the investment.
Take Notes From Your Home’s Style
Many Michigan homes were built in the bungalow, Colonial, Victorian, craftsman, or ranch styles. Once you know the style of your home, you can start choosing color palettes that match the aesthetic.
For example, craftsman homes look great with earthy colors like brown and olive. With a Victorian home, you can use bold color combinations to make a splash in your neighborhood.
The color you choose for your siding should also complement the other architectural accents, such as stone veneer, trim, and shutters. Also, choose a color that goes well with your roofing and landscaping.
If you’re looking for colors that will match what you currently have, let the color wheel inspire you. Discover complementary colors, analogous colors, and other harmonious color schemes. That way, your home will look beautiful and inviting.
Consider Your Neighborhood
The exterior of your home gives you a chance to express your personality and style. But make sure that it doesn’t clash with the rest of the neighborhood.
Many homeowner’s associations have strict rules about what types of siding you can have on your house. If you have an HOA, check with them before making any permanent decisions.
If you don’t have an HOA, choose a siding color that will either blend in or stand out in a tasteful way. Even colors like yellow or green can be done in a way that’s classic and inviting.
All you have to do isfor years to come. Eikenhout can help you select the best products for the exterior of your home.
Compare Warm vs. Cool Colors
Vinyl siding products have a large impact on your home’s curb appeal. For example, warm colors are energizing, while cool tones tend to be more relaxing. What vibe would you prefer?
If you love to entertain outdoors, a warm color scheme could be a great way to keep the energy levels high.
If you prefer your home to be an oasis, cool-toned siding might suit you better.
We encourage you to browse magazines or Pinterest for inspiration. But don’t let theoutweigh your long-held likes and dislikes.
Think about whether you’re choosing a color because you like it or because it was in Better Homes and Gardens.
You might fall in love with a “trendy” color, but you should make sure it’s a decision you won’t regret in five or 10 years.
Contact Eikenhout to Get Started
Eikenhout is a building supply company with ten locations throughout Michigan. As such, we offer a large inventory of siding for homeowners and contractors.
To learn more about your siding color options, please call Eikenhout. We’d be more than happy to help with your next home improvement project.
This blog post has been updated.
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