Tips on Mixing and Matching Colors for your Home Exterior Renovation
Doing a home exterior renovation is a complex process and requires careful planning. The colors you choose are an expression of your home’s architecture, character, and surroundings.
Some people simply do not know what color of engineered wood siding they want or do not know how to mix and match colors.
Here are a few home exterior makeover ideas to help you make the right wood siding color choices:
1. Choose the colors that you like as opposed to those that are suggested to you.
You are the one who is going to live with the color of your home’s exterior, and when you drive up to it, you have to love it and know you’ve made the right decision. You can get inspiration from Pinterest or Houzz, or even other houses in your neighborhood, but the ultimate choice has to be yours. It’s all about what you want!
2. Choose colors based on the style of your home
Whether your design calls for a traditional look with soft earth tones or a contemporary style with bright dramatic colors, engineered wood siding and trim can meet your design requirements and satisfy a range of tastes.
MODERN/CONTEMPORARY – Modern contemporary style homes favor simplicity and lean towards naturals and neutrals. Color combinations that work well for these types of homes: Granite Rustic/Almond/Khaki · Granite/Pearl Gray, White · Commercial Brown/Yellowstone/Coffee · Cactus/Granite Rustic/Pearl Grey
TRADITIONAL STYLE – Traditional style homes are comforting and classic. Color combinations that work well for these types of homes: Khaki/Almond/Granite Rustic · Sierra Rustic/Yellowstone/Almond · Cactus/Acadia/Coffee · Acadia Rustic/Yellowstone/Coffee · Country Red/Khaki/Almond
COASTAL STYLE – Coastal style homes capture the nostalgia of cottage living. Color combinations that work well for these types of homes: Almond/Yellowstone/Maize · Granite/Coffee/Almond · Granite/Maize/White · Thunder Blue/Almond/Coffee · Cedar/Coffee/Sierra
SUBURBAN STYLE – Suburban style homes concentrate on simple forms and geometric lines. Color combinations that work well for these types of homes: Pearl Grey/White/Granite Rustic · Country Red/White/Pearl Grey · Thunder Blue/Almond/Pearl Grey · Cactus/Cedar/Coffee · Granite Rustic/Maize/Yellowstone
3. Always use swatches before making your final decision on mixing and matching colors.
We all know that color swatches have different tones depending on the time of day and different lighting situations. Before committing to colors, it is important to hold up the color swatches at different times during the day, so that whatever the lighting condition, you will be content with your color choices.
4. Do not be afraid to make unusual combinations.
Being different isn’t a bad thing. Keep in mind that it is probably a good idea to stick to similar undertones. Any color combination will look good as long as the base color is similar. For example, using Yellowstone and khaki together will work well, since they both have a yellow base color. You can use our Online Home Exterior Design Tool – Home Designer 2.0 to test out different color combinations directly on a photo of your home that you upload.
Please contact us today for more information or to obtain color swatches to help you decide which color combination is right for you.