Choosing a siding color is usually more difficult than expected. Although having numerous options is a good problem to have, it makes it easier to commit a mistake you might regret for a long time.
When planning your residential construction project, PJ Sullivan Construction recommends the following tips to nail your James Hardie® siding color choice:
Pay Attention to the Entire Exterior
The siding may represent most of your home’s exterior design, but it’s not the only architectural feature visible from the street. Its beauty is relative to the hues of other building elements, especially the roof and the landscaping.
The color of your siding does not have to match the others, but it should be complementary. A good rule of thumb is to pick a hue that contrasts with the rest to make it stand out or allow others to shine. Experienced luxury residential builders, including PJ Sullivan Construction, attest that selecting a different shade of a similar color can work wonders too.
Consider House Size
All colors produce certain psychological effects, but they change as the quantity of a hue decreases or increases. For instance, dark colors can appear rich when used in moderation but seem gloomy and overwhelming when painted in large areas.
Keep Your Neighbors in Mind
Whether you are tackling a chimney repair or a siding replacement, your goal is to improve the appearance and functionality of your own home. However, house exterior projects inevitably affect the values of nearby properties.
It is imperative to consult your homeowners’ association to determine if there are siding colors you should not use. Walk around your block and observe the home exterior color combinations of other houses. Ideally, you should make your home stand out without departing from architectural norms followed in your neighborhood.
Explore James Hardie’s countless ColorPlus® Technology finishes with PJ Sullivan Construction and let us narrow down the best options for your home. Call us at (201) 614-2724 to set up a consultation in Wycoff, Bogota and other communities in Bergen County, NJ.