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How do you bring out the best in your home’s features—ensuring its unique charm stands out beautifully? Your siding, of course! The style and color palette of your siding and trim can create cohesive, memorable visual appeal for your house—especially when you lean into color and design selections that maximize your architecture, roof, and landscaping.
To get started, think about the look you’d like to achieve. Here’s how to choose colors and an overall siding design that makes your home shine for decades to come!
Begin with the End in Mind—and Dream about Your Ideal Color Scheme
Do you want a crisp, clean look for your home? Would you like a warm, welcoming feel—or perhaps an earthy, natural look? What features on your home do you want to catch the eye? All of these aspects (and more!) can be accentuated by the color palette you choose for your new siding.
Hardie’s Statement Collection features a set of the most popular colors in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. (We’ve mentioned some below for inspiration!) You can also peruse the 700+ finishes available in the vast Hardie Dream Collection—or choose boards that are pre-primed and can be painted any shade you like after installation.
Here are some color basics that will make your Hardie siding pop from the curb.
Neutral Earthy Colors
Sophisticated browns, taupes, and tans lend an air of earthy grounding to your home. Light neutrals like Cobble Stone or Navajo Beige work well with homes that feature natural stone as part of the architecture, and they pair well with darker trims, like Monterey Taupe.
Soft Whites, Grays, and Pastels
If a calm, classic look is your goal, then consider the relaxed feel of light pastels, gentle grays, and soft whites—which work well on most homes. There are dozens of variations on these neat, clean shades—such as the seashell tone of Pearl Gray, or the soothing appeal of Light Mist, a soft gray with just a hint of blue.
Dark Browns, Blacks, and Grays
For a bold, classy contemporary vibe, dark browns, grays, and blacks will create dramatic flair and make your house look striking—especially in an urban neighborhood that mixes traditional and contemporary home styles. The deep gray-brown of Timber Bark looks beautiful as the main siding color, paired with Rich Espresso.
Warm Reds and Yellows
Bright yellows create the feel of bright, sunny days, while deep reds are reminiscent of a hearty country farmhouse where friends and laughter await. Achieve a warm, grounded vibe with the deep, brick-like tone of Countrylane Red—perfect for traditional architectural styles. Sunny yellows and bright reds look great on Ranch and Craftsman houses.
For a soothing, comforting look that catches the eye, blues are an excellent option, reminiscent of sitting along the shoreline during a laidback vacation. Colonial homes look great in a light shade like Boothbay Blue, and so do Cape Cods—this color works well for Hardie Shingles, which looks gorgeous on both of these home styles. For deeper blues, look to a rich navy tone like Evening Blue and Deep Ocean, which complement any architectural style.
A happy medium between warm and cool tones, greens are versatile and eye-catching. For smaller homes, a yellowy green creates a bright, inviting feel, while deep greens make a rustic house blend in naturally in neighborhoods with a lot of mature trees. Create an understated feel by mixing the soothing green of Mountain Sage with a light neutral trim.
Attractive, Durable Siding Styles for Even More Customizability
Color is just one dimension of creating the eye-catching design you desire. Siding type is part of the equation too—and you can blend Hardie’s high-performing, long-lasting styles with just about any color choice you like!
Horizontal Lap Boards
Achieve a comforting, classic feel for your home with lap boards that recreate the look of traditional wood siding. It’s great for Colonial homes and historic houses.
Enjoy a fresh, contemporary vibe with Hardie Panel siding. They can be used alone for a smooth appearance, or combined with Hardie Trim to get a rustic chic board-and-batten style—ideal for a modern Farmhouse.
Associated with beachy, breezy Cape Cod architecture, Hardie Shingle is also charming as an accent siding for areas like dormers, or above your garage.
Why not elevate your siding style even more with the luxuriously crafted Artisan line? These high-end board designs allow for greater customizability in textures and lines that enhance the color palette you’ve selected.
Trim and Soffit
Complete your look with finishing touches from Hardie’s matching trim and soffit selections. These small, vital details will tie your look together like a beautiful bow on a perfectly wrapped gift!
Hardie Siding Is a Winning Selection for Your Home
Whichever style and color you choose, when you invest in James Hardie fiber cement siding, you can count on top performance from these attractive, vibrant, durable boards. Remember, your gorgeous selection will outshine the competition:
- It’s thicker and sturdier than vinyl, lending a more elegant look to your home.
- It’s better at resisting weather and holding its color than natural and engineered wood.
- It’s easier to customize than brick, and more cost-friendly than stone.
And that means you can relax and enjoy your home’s fresh new appearance for decades!
Enjoy the Beauty of Stylish, Vibrant Hardie Siding for Your Home
As you start planning your siding replacement, be sure to explore all the color options that await you! James Hardie siding is so versatile, offering an amazing range of shades and palettes so you can achieve a personalized look that brings out the best in your home. Start your exploration by checking out this handy information on Hardie siding colors—and remember, John McCarter Construction is here to help with any questions you may have as you plan for your home’s transformation!