Here at Leibfred Construction, we know how choosing new siding for your home can be a bit overwhelming. The greatest benefit of updating your home’s exterior with new siding is the immediate improvement in your home’s appearance that will impact your investment for years to come.
Think about this, it’s the first thing people see when they arrive at your home, and it’s the first thing you’ll see every time you come home after a weekend trip or late at night at the office. The right siding color can make or break your home’s curb appeal — and it can make or break your own feelings about your home.
Picking siding colors can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. There are several factors to consider before you can decide on the siding color that’s best for your home.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SIDING COLOR
Choosing a siding color is an important process, and it shouldn’t be rushed. Wondering how to choose a siding color for your house? To start, consider these four key factors:
1. THE STYLE OF YOUR HOME
Different styles of homes call for different color palettes. For example, Victorian homes pair well with a playful color palette, whereas Craftsman homes call for more earthy tones, such as olive green, muted reds, or browns. Colonial homes, on the other hand, typically look better with white or cream siding to mimic the look of wood. Our expert design team here at Leibfred Construction will help you visualize the different styles based on your style home.
2. THE LANDSCAPE
Consider the trees and shrubbery around your home. Then, focus on colors that will blend well together. If you have a lot of vibrant trees, then a light brown siding might complement the green of your trees. On the other hand, a bright siding color on a lot without a lot of foliage may stick out too much.
3. THE SIZE OF YOUR HOME
The size of your house should also be a consideration when it comes to selecting a siding color. Bold or dark colors tend to make larger houses look menacing or depressing, rather than welcoming. On the other hand, lighter neutral colors can cause smaller houses to blend into the background.
4. THE NEIGHBORING HOMES
Take a look around your neighborhood. What siding colors are popular among your neighbors? Is there a look or aesthetic the neighborhood is designed around? If so, consider mimicking that look. If you opt for something that isn’t in keeping with the neighborhood, your house may stand out — but not in the way you want.
In some cases, neighborhoods with homeowners associations may have certain rules or regulations regarding siding colors. It’s important to explore these regulations before making your final selection. If you don’t do your homework, you could find yourself in trouble with your neighborhood association later on.
POPULAR SIDING COLORS
When it comes to choosing a siding color for your New Jersey house, there are a lot of options available in the market. But, there are some traditional options that are often considered the best siding colors for most homes, including:
- Gray: Gray is a trendy color for home interiors and exteriors now because it’s a neutral alternative to more traditional neutrals, like white and cream. There are several different shades of gray available, but darker grays such as Graphite or moderate shades like Morning Mist are getting a lot of interest because they add a bold pop of color, but still remain neutral enough to blend well in any neighborhood or region.
- White: White homes with black shutters and a red front door — what can be more classic than that? For many, the light, traditional feel of white siding can’t be beaten. It’s especially popular along the coasts. There are many variations of white you can choose from based on how bright you want your siding to be and the vision you have for how your house will blend with the landscape.
- Green: Muted greens, such as Hemlock, or darker tones, like Forest Green, continue to be popular because they add a pop of color, but are still easy to accent with a variety of other shades. Darker greens tend to work well in more rural areas, whereas Hemlock is a popular option in areas where lighter homes are popular, such as the south.
- Blue: Blue is a bold choice, but it’s rapidly increasing in popularity because of its calming effects. Blue often reminds people of coastal homes and vacations, which can elicit a peaceful, relaxing feeling every time you come home.