Exterior siding used to only offer a handful of neutral colour options, but today’s house siding products provide multiple colour choices, making it a great way to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. The right exterior siding for your home help your house stand out and look great, no matter what elements it may have to endure. While many people emphasize landscaping to add curb appeal, your home’s exterior siding is what people will notice first.
Exterior siding has become one of the most popular choices for homes across Canada. With new wood siding options that can stand up to water and humidity, it’s no wonder that exterior siding is one of the best ways to improve the outer façade of your home.
How To Choose Exterior Siding Colours
Changing the colour of your house siding can not only change the way you feel about your home, but can also positively impact its value. All types of siding, including wood siding, now offer many more popular colour options, including light and dark shades of greens, greys, blues, and yellows to beautify your home. A popular siding choice from Siparila is our Evolute 8 siding, which comes in a variety of sold and translucent colours. We’ve also developed new, natural colours that highlight the Evolute 8’s beautiful wooden structure.
To choose the right siding colour for your home, use these five questions to help guide your choice.
1. What’s your neighborhood like?
Drive around and take note of the colour schemes of homes you like, paying particular attention to your own area and homes styled similar to yours. While you can certainly choose a siding colour scheme that you love, you also want to make a selection that will look good in your home’s location.
2. What’s the style of your home?
Your home’s style will often provide visual cues that can help you decide on the right colour, but don’t feel forced to abide by tradition when it comes to your selection. Some home styles, such as cottages or homes in more rural areas, may offer more freedom when it comes to choosing siding colours as you’ll be less constrained by a neighbourhood style.
3. What size is your home?
A dark colour can look rich and distinctive when you’re looking at siding samples, but when placed on a midsize or larger house, it can feel gloomy or overpowering. At the same time, colours that are too light may prevent a smaller home from standing out. Overall, lighter colours can neutralize features that you don’t want to draw attention to, while darker colours can bring focus to areas worth highlighting.
4. What colour is your roof?
Exterior house siding can have a long lifespan, which means you should consider the colour of your roofing when making a final siding colour decision. A lighter siding color scheme can complement a darker roof shade. If your rood is mid-toned and has a neutral hue, almost any colour for your exterior siding will work.
5. What about complementary colours?
Once you’ve chosen your main colour, you’ll also need to select accent colours for your window trims, doors, and railings. If you’re unsure about what to select, start with one complementary colour that can serve as a focal point, and one hue that’s a shade or two lighter or darker than your main siding colour.
Change The Look Of Your Home With Siparila Wood Siding
Wood has timeless quality that does not go out of style. When you choose to add Siparila wood siding to your home, you will be adding high-quality, long-lasting materials that protect your space and reflect your character. When you choose a well-made siding product, your new exterior siding will function as a structural design element while preserving the condition of your home. Siparila products come in many different colours, all of which can add style and curb appeal to your home. To learn more about our wood siding, contact us.