A Brief Guide to Selecting Siding Colors

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Ready to redo the siding on your home? Choosing the ideal color or colors can be easier said than done! There are, after all, dozens and dozens of styles, hues, and brands available to today’s consumers. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make the entire process easier. You’ll learn more about some key tips as you read the rest of this guide.

Before you continue reading, it’s worth noting that all of these suggestions may not work for every homeowner. Pick two or three that suit your situation and try to use those to help you select your siding colors. If you find yourself still feel conflicted, try another suggestion or two. The most important thing is to keep at it until you figure out a color or colors that are perfect for your family’s tastes and lifestyle.

Check out nearby houses.

Taking a field trip through your neighborhood is a great way to start getting siding color inspiration. While you probably won’t want to copy any of your neighbors’ exteriors, it’s a great way to start narrowing down your options. If, for instance, you live in a conservative subdivision, using bright blue siding might not be the right choice. Or, if you live in a quirky, downtown community, you might not want to pick a standard neutral. Do bear in mind that some HOAs have rules about siding colors, so pay attention to your bylaws if that applies to your situation.

Consider the era of your home.

The architectural style, and overall age, of your home, might not seem like they would matter much in regard to picking siding. That couldn’t, however, be further from the truth! Some siding colors were especially popular during specific eras. If, for example, you have the good fortune to live in a Victorian house, you might want to research the most popular paints for wood siding during that period of time. You might be surprised by how modern they seem now; what goes around comes around, after all!

Think about what you gravitate toward.

Almost everyone has certain color combinations they find more appealing than others. As you go through the process of picking siding colors, consider what you like for decorating the interior of your home. If, for example, you’re a Charleston, SC resident who loves beachy pastels, think about using pale pink or light yellow siding for a coastal twist. Or, if you reside in the mountains of North Carolina, a dark gray siding will lend a rustic appearance to your home.

No matter what kind of siding you’re interested in, the Hatch Homes team can install it for you. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We can help you with everything from picking a brand that fits your budget to finding the perfect color. We look forward to adding you to our ever-growing roster of satisfied clients!

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