One of our most frequently asked questions is what color siding homeowners should have us install on their home. Our honest answer is to review the type of style your home is and base your color decision off of that. Stay away from the trendy colors and choose a classic color that matches the home’s existing exterior.
Craftsman Style Home
The craftsman home features handcrafted design with natural materials and is one of the most popular home style in the United States in recent years.
Craftsman siding colors typically reflect a nature feel including beiges, greens, and browns. A strong contrasting trim color calls attention to the style’s unique rooflines.
Farmhouse Style Home
Farmhouse homes are designed with functionality and durability in mind with flexible and comforting characteristics.
Think farmhouse colors like white, barn reds, and sky blues to compliment the clean lines and unadorned aesthetics of the simple, farmhouse design.
Colonial Style Home
European inspired colonial style homes typically have a boxy, symmetrical, and somewhat formal feel. During the 1970s, the colonial style build was most popular so many homes built then will have these characteristics.
Royal blues, beiges, and red siding colors compliment colonial homes.
Cape Code Style Homes
If your home is located in the Northeast, it more than likely is of the cape cod style. They are characteristic of having shutters, shingles, and windows with pitched roofs.
Ocean inspired colors such as whites, sandy beiges, and ocean blues are the most popular Cape Code style home siding colors.
Victorian Style Homes
If your home is large in size and design and includes towers, two stories, turrets, pointed roofs, or intricate wooden detail you have a victorian style build.
When choosing a victorian’s siding colors, we typically see homeowners go in two directions. Some choose to elaborate on their home’s details by choosing bold primary and accent colors while others choose more neutral siding colors like tans and whites.
Beach Style Homes
Coastal/beach style homes are built with relaxing in mind. Designed to be bright, airy, fun, and low maintenance.
If you have a beach style home on the water feel free to embrace the playful feel with bright green, yellow, and blue siding colors.
If you are starting a siding project, consider the style of home you have before choosing a color. More often than not, this will lead you in the right direction. If you are in the Greater Cincinnati area, contact the siding experts at EMA Construction who will help you with your siding project every step of the way!