Choosing a new siding color
If you’re planning to put new siding on your home, you might realize that the choice of color is not as simple as you expected. Many colors and styles are available, and different factors can affect color choice. Here are some things to include in your decision on your home siding color.
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- Think about how much you like the current siding color.
If you like your home’s current color and don’t want to change too much, then go for a slight variation on the current color. Consider a shade that is slightly warmer, cooler, darker, or lighter than what you have now. Or, you might choose a different color within your “theme.” For example, if your house siding is current white, you could pick another neutral color, like gray or beige.
If you like the current color of the siding, you can also freshen up your home’s look by changing the color of the trim, including window frames and moldings.
- Consider your home’s surroundings.
If you plan to make a major change in siding colors, consider your home’s environment. If you live on a more eclectic street with several different architectural styles and colors, you can be as creative as you want. If your street has a few standard colors and the homes are all in a similar style, you may not want to deviate very far.
Another environmental factor to consider is climate. Since Maryland sees all four seasons, you may want to choose a color that will look nice year round, whether it is surrounded by autumn leaves or bright white snow.
- Consider your own long-term plans.
If you do not intend to move for a while and want to keep your home for a decade or so, then there is nothing wrong with wanting to try a color that suits your taste and personality (as long as you are prepared to live with it for as long as the siding lasts).
If you do not intend to keep the house for long, however, then choose a siding color to enhance curb appeal and attract future buyers. Angie’s List suggests light, neutral shades like off-white and beige.
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