When Choosing Siding Color…

Posted on September 8, 2017 in Siding

When it comes to making aesthetic decisions for your home, siding can be a tough one. These days, vinyl siding comes in a variety of styles and a variety of colors and whichever you choose will make a big impact on the way your home looks. Don’t worry – our Delaware siding experts are here to help.

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we specialize in many home improvement services including Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware siding. We install many types of siding (such as horizontal, vertical, and shake and shingle) and have some advice for what to consider when choosing a siding color:

Consider your roof color.

Since the two largest parts of your home are your roof and your siding, it’s important to consider the color of your roof before you decide on your siding. If your roof is a light neutral color (like brown or tan), consider siding with a darker hue (like navy or rust). If your roof is a dark neutral color (like black or dark grey), consider a lighter color (like peach or gold).

Don’t be afraid to go bold.

Since siding is one of the first things you notice about a home, many homeowners choose a neutral color and then use doors or shutters to add a brighter element. While this is a good way to go, we encourage you to consider a bold siding color in order to make your house stand out from the start. Choosing a color like forest green or cornflower blue may be a great way to distinguish yourself from everyone else in the area.

Try mixing and matching.

These days, architecture is unique, so drawing the eye to many different features of your home can be fun. By mixing and matching siding colors and textures, you can highlight the best parts of your home’s design (and add some creativity).

Beware of stripes.

While we do encourage mixing and matching siding colors and textures, we must warn you: If you choose to do a vertical siding and decide to alternate light and dark colors, you home could end up looking like it’s covered in striped wallpaper. Our Delaware siding experts can help you avoid this.

Know color terms.

It’s important to know the difference between the term “analogous colors” and “complementary colors.” Analogous colors are one or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel (such as yellow and green). These colors will give you the smoothest contrast transition.

Complementary colors, on the other hand, are colors that are across from each other on the color wheel (such as blue and orange). These will present more of a dramatic contrast.

Ask for help.

That’s what we’re here for! If you’re not sure about your siding color choice, get a second opinion. We’d be happy to help you decide.

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