Best Practices for Combining Exterior Colors by Boral TruExterior Siding
It takes less than 10 seconds for someone to form an impression about a house. And with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years or more, siding and accent color choice is important. Here are some general rules and factors to consider when choosing colors:
Best Practices for Combining Exterior Colors by Boral TruExterior Siding:
Work with Home Style and Period:
To achieve the right look and feel, it’s important to understand the limitations of a home’s style and choose colors that align with the architecture and time period.
For a home with natural-finish cedar siding, for example, a more neutral trim and shutters will help maintain a traditional Colonial style, while bolder accent colors such as green or brown will give it a Craftsman-like look.
Take Cues from Existing Design Elements:
For homes with existing stone or brick or those looking to add this element, highlight or make the stone stand out by pairing with a paint color that incorporates minor undertones from the stone. Conversely, to make the stone or brick blend in, find a siding color that is more similar in tone.