Siding does more than just protect your home from the elements. It plays a key role in aesthetics and can vastly improve how great your house looks from the curb. Although the type of siding affects visual appearance, it’s the color harmony – the right match of colors, that adds personality to your home.
In this post, Exterior Building Solutions shares how to pick the right color siding for your home and achieve color harmony.
Understanding the Color Wheel
Achieving color harmony requires understanding the three basic principles of the color wheel, which are analogous, complementary, and triad colors.
Analogous colors are colors that are right beside each other within the color wheel. For example, blue colors are analogous to both green and purple hues as these sit right beside one another within the wheel. A triad is very similar, and involves using three analogous colors to perform a complementary three-color combination.
Complementary colors are any colors that are direct opposites to one another. Though they seem like they contrast one another, they are also complementary – especially when the color is in its purest and most vibrant form. Orange hues directly contrast blues, but complement them well when used together.
Warm or Cool Colors?
With a basic understanding of the color wheel, you’ll also need to decide whether to use warm or cooler colors for your siding. The house’s exterior elements, such as the doors and windows, are usually a neutral tone, which means the siding colors can be either, but what’s the right choice?
It all depends on what you want to achieve in terms of exterior aesthetics. If you want your house to evoke a lively appearance from the curb, warm colors are the better choice. If what you’re looking for is a more relaxed and subdued aesthetic, cooler colors are the way to go.
At Exterior Building Solutions, we’re proud to offer James Hardie® siding that boasts ColorPlus® Technology. These fiber cement siding boasts more vibrant colors with a finish that’s applied inside a controlled factory setting. The result is a colorful siding that resists fading with aesthetics that can last as long as your house.
Call us at (314) 729-7663 to learn more about our roofing, siding, and entry doors services. We install top-quality siding from James Hardie throughout Chesterfield and St. Louis.