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How to Choose a Siding Color

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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.

Take Inspiration From the Color Wheel

It’s important to consider the color scheme of your home, not only the siding color.

What color is your trim? Your roof? Are there any other colors involved that the siding might clash with?

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.

Compare Warm vs. Cool Colors

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.

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.

Avoid Trends

We encourage you to browse magazines or Pinterest for inspiration. But don’t let the current home exterior trends outweigh 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 5 or 10 years.

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 is select a shade you’ll love for years to come. Eikenhout can help you select the best products for the exterior of your home.

Contact Eikenhout to Get Started

Eikenhout is a building supply company with nine locations throughout Michigan. As such, we offer a generous inventory of siding for homeowners and contractors.

To learn more about your siding 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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