Siding and trim are two of the most visible exterior components, second only to the roof. A harmonious color pair can boost your home’s curb appeal. So, it’s important to do it right the first time.
Research Your Home Style
Certain architectural styles call for a specific color palette, or a specific range of colors. Choosing anything else would simply look out of place. For example, Colonial homes are traditionally painted all in white or muted pastel colors, paired with white trim. Colonial Revival homes are structurally similar, but incorporate vibrant colors. Cape Cod homes, on the other hand, pair white or gray siding with bright blues or greens, which is carried over to other exterior components such as shutters.
Check Out the Neighborhood Colors
This is a common tip for planning residential roofing, but it works just as well for siding and trim. The idea is to choose colors that would be distinctive but within the color range of the surrounding houses so your own doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Walk a couple of blocks, and just look around without paying attention to a specific house. By the time you get back home, you should already have a few ideas for your siding and trim colors.
Ask for Samples
The colors you see on the printed page or a computer screen are different from what you see in real life. Before you finalize your decision (or if you need to narrow down a few color pairs), ask your contractor for samples of each color. Place them outside the house in view of the roof, and then see how they look in the morning, in broad daylight, at sunset and at night. Choose the pair that looks best in all or most lighting conditions.
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