The siding is arguably the most visible part of the house, and in many cases it dictates the main color of the house. For instance, you’re likely to use the siding color when you describe your house as you give directions.
The choice of siding color can impact the overall look of the house and sometimes even dictate its value. While the easiest way is to consult a professional designer, chances are the colors wouldn’t be a true reflection of your preferences, not to mention the consultation will cost money. If you’re having trouble deciding on what the color of your siding in St. Paul, the following questions should get you started.
• What’s your neighborhood like?
A quick walk or drive around the neighborhood should give you an idea on the local color palette. Don’t focus on a specific detail; your eyes should automatically register a general hue. If you live in a more eclectic neighborhood, then you’ll have a wider palette to choose from.
• What is your home’s architecture?
Your home’s style would give you a clue on what colors to select. Colonial homes, for instance, are typically painted a single color, with the roof, providing contrast. Contemporary style homes, on the other hand, work well with two-tone combinations, with extremely contrasting siding and trim in some cases.
• What are your home’s features?
If you’re not sure what your home’s architectural style is, try looking at its features. For example, if your home evokes an earthy, rustic feel to it – stained wood, clay tile roof, copper gutters – then St Paul siding with a natural wood finish (or even wood shakes) would look great.
• What’s your favorite color?
Take note that not every color works for a home. You can consider colors similar to your favorite. If your favorite color is orange, consider wood siding that looks like Brazilian Satinwood or other wood options with a similar orange hue.
• What color is your roof?
Roofs typically outlast siding, sometimes by decades. The obvious choice would be light St. Paul siding against a dark roof. Neutral colors like gray would allow more choices.
If you still can’t decide on the exact shade, you can use an online color selection tool, such as James Hardie’s Home Color Tool to try out different color combinations. Once you’ve decided on the color, let us help you make it a reality. Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals at (651) 967-0873 or use our convenient form.