How to Choose The Perfect Color for Your Richmond, Virginia Home Using James Hardie Siding

May 25, 2022

Selecting a color for your home exterior is an opportunity to embrace creativity and have a lasting impact on the overall look of your property. When working with Tredegar Construction to replace your siding with Hardie Plank, we will take care of professional install, and James Hardie takes care of the amazing long lasting product, all you will need to worry about is the color selection!

There are a handful of factors to consider when selecting a color palette for your house siding, from personal preference to inspiring trends to what already exists in your neighborhood. With a little research, you can feel confident that whatever color you choose will be perfect for your home.

1. Look at Other Houses in Your Neighborhood

Unless your house sits alone on a vast expanse of property,it’s important to consider how it fits in with the surrounding properties. Look at the color schemes of neighboring houses. If your home is flanked on both sides by white houses, consider choosing something different to avoid the monotony of the same color lining the entire street.

2. Examine Your Landscape

Take a look at the natural environment surrounding your home. Do you have a lot of trees and want to complement the earth tones by introducing a more vibrant shade? Or maybe you want to choose warm, neutrals that blend in with the landscape. Keep in mind that you are not just choosing a siding color; you are creating a look and feel for your entire property.  

3. Light or Dark Siding Colors?

Color choice should reflect your personality and preferences. White and other light neutrals have stood the test of time and are anything but boring. White gives a very clean look to a home and reflects the light, appearing slightly different over the course of the day. But dark colors are gaining momentum for their bold look and ability to make a house pop. If you are looking for a standout exterior, consider dark gray, blue or even black siding.

4. Work With What You Can’t Change

There are undoubtedly some elements of your home that you cannot or do not want to change along with your new siding. Ensure whatever color you choose blends with the color of your roof, garage doors and any brick or stone accents on your house. A colored brick or paver walkway will also narrow your color choices since you will want to complement what is already there.

5. Siding Samples and Times of Day

If you think you have settled on a color for your home, geta sample before you commit. All colors change in different lights. What you love on a sunny day might not have the same affect under cloud cover. Pay attention to undertones in the colors, whether it’s a cool or warm white, a blue that pulls gray or a gray that actually looks green in certain conditions.

6. Should You Incorporate an Accent Color?

There are various reasons to choose an accent color. Perhaps you have a large home and want to break up an expanse of a single color, or you want to draw attention to gables or other architectural details. Maybe you just like the clean lines of a white home accented in black trim. Decide if you are looking for bold contrast or a gentle melding of colors, and consider the color wheel to help you find the perfect combination.

Taking into account these practical tips will ensure you choose a color scheme that you will love today and for years to come. James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology allows you to have amazing bold choices that will give you lasting color you can count on! Interested in learning more about James Hardie Siding and their fabulous guarantee? Contact us today to get started!

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