Welcome back to the DJK Siding blog! Today, on our blog we are switching gears from our previous blog posts that covered the most sustainable types of siding and the technical information about one of our favorite products James Hardie™ cement fiber siding.
Today, we are discussing siding color and what might suit your home or residence best. For this blog, we will be focusing on homeowners and how they can create a home that fits their personality and will enhance their home’s curb appeal. Though the same concepts can apply for multi-family residences, we will be addressing that in another post.
Keep reading to learn how to choose the right color for your Denver home and visit the DJK Siding website to learn more about what we can do for you and to request a free project quote!
Seven Rules of Choosing a Siding Color
Choosing the color for your Denver home can be incredibly stressful. Not only is it a major decision because of the investment and the possibility that if you don’t like it, you are most likely stuck with it for awhile, but also because it could potentially affect the value of your home. Today, we are sharing with you the rules that can help you pick the right color for your home.
Choose A Color That Looks Good in Your Neighborhood
Though you don’t need to feel limited by the color pallet of your neighborhood, location can be everything. We suggest taking a drive around the area to see what color schemes you love, as well as what colors would look good on your street in your neighborhood. You could even discuss color options with your neighbors if it looks like they might be getting ready to invest in siding replacement. If your neighborhood tends to be more eclectic, the sky can be the limit when it comes to choosing your siding color pallet.
Match the Architecture of Your Home
The style of your home can also be a deciding factor. If your home was built during a specific era, consider imitating that traditional style. However, you can add a modern flair by choosing a complimenting color for the accent architectural elements in a contemporary hue. Another element to consider is the type of siding traditionally used on houses from your home’s era. If you have a modern home, you may have more freedom to mix and match siding types and truly make your home stand out.
Think About the Size of Your Home & What You Want to Emphasize
Though painting a color swatch on your home can give you a good idea of what hue would look good on your home, it is also beneficial to consider these color rules:
- Dark colors on large homes can make the home appear overpowering and gloomy
- Light colors on smaller homes can cause them to be lost in the scenery
- Light colors often de-emphasize, while dark colors can draw attention to specific architectural elements
Though these aren’t hard-and-fast rules, they can be helpful for making your home look it’s best and to increase your house’s curb appeal.
Consider the Color of Your Roof
It can be easy to become so focused on the siding, trim, front door, and other elements, and then completely forget about one of the largest exterior features of your home — your roof! The color of your roof can affect the color scheme you choose for your home — it can make or break the look you wish to create. When looking at siding colors that will look good with your roof, consider these color guidelines:
- A dark roof can be an attractive accent for lighter siding colors
- A neutral colored roof can compliment a wide variety of siding colors
If you need to replace your roof, consider thinking about all of these elements at the same time and making a plan that will allow you to achieve the look for your home you desire. DJK Siding also provides roofing services!
Look at Your Landscaping
Though landscaping won’t necessarily make or break a paint color, it does play a major role. When looking at siding colors it’s easy to consider the siding on it’s own. However, your home’s siding, roof, and landscaping, all contribute to your home’s overall look. If your landscaping is stark and minimalistic, consider choosing a modern siding color that evokes the same feeling. If your home resembles more of a 1900s cottage, consider a whimsical or classic color choice — with a modern twist!
Think About Your Climate
The climate of where you live will not only affect how your home may feel, but also how it looks. For example, a darker siding color may negatively impact your home’s energy efficiency. However, sunlight can make any color look brighter. You may also want to think about how your home looks during various parts of day or seasons — view how the paint looks early in the morning, during the afternoon, and early evening.
Consider Complimentary Colors
Complementary colors can play a major role in creating a cohesive look that will match the vibe of your neighborhood, the layout and colors of your landscaping, and architectural elements of your home. Feel free to get creative and create a unique look. However, a good rule of thumb when choosing colors for your home is to pick one complementing color, then for the second complimenting color, choose a hue that is one to two shades lighter.
If you are still at a loss when it comes to choosing a color for your home, talk to the siding contractors at DJK Siding! We have been helping our clients in the Denver area and beyond find the right siding for their home for four decades. We offer cement fiber siding, wood siding, vinyl siding, stone, stucco, and more. Visit our website to learn more about us, our services, and get a free project quote!