The aesthetic appearance of the exterior of your home, or curb appeal, is a hugely important factor, as it will be the first impression that people will have of your home, including potential home-buyers. Vinyl siding, modern looking and cost-efficient, has recently become a very popular material for exterior home remodeling projects. With such a wide array of options, choosing the right color for the siding of your home can be a daunting task. We have searched multiple sources to bring you a selection of some of the most popular color choices for the vinyl siding for the exterior of your home.
The exterior of your home should be representative of the mood and style of you and your family. While there are no official rules when it comes to decorating your home, we hope to inspire your decorative spirit by discussing some of the characteristics of some of the most widely popular shades in vinyl siding. Color options for vinyl siding vary greatly, and many options exist that you may not have considered. We have compiled a selection of colors for vinyl siding and will discuss these in further detail:
Choosing the color for the vinyl siding on the exterior of your home is likely one of the biggest decisions that you will make during your exterior remodeling project, but other questions will likely come up during the course of this job. What is the most popular vinyl siding color? What color siding has the best resale value? Does vinyl siding increase or decrease home value? What color siding makes a house look bigger? We will answer all of these questions and discuss other closely related topics, just keep reading!
Ever clean and classic, white is the ultimate neutral color and is a crisp, bright addition to any color palette. For an expansive look, white, used as a dominant color, gives your surface a spacious and uniform appearance. In the classic American home pictured below, this home's sophisticated, timeless look is created using bright white vinyl siding with accents of navy blue. Completing the look is the coordinating quintessential white picket fence.
In between black and white on the color spectrum, the color grey is a perfect blend of the ultimate light and dark neutral colors. Steadily growing in popularity, grey has become a favorite choice for cool neutral colors both inside and outside of the home. Grey vinyl siding can give the exterior of your home a modern but enduring feel. In the example below, this grey vinyl siding pairs with the crisp white trim for a contemporary beachy feel.
Of note, dark grey may be the closest that you will be able to come to a true black color when it comes to vinyl siding. Experts suggest that true black is not an available color in vinyl siding due to a lack of market demand. Charcoal shades of grey can provide the same sharp modern effect and can be paired with black-painted trim and accents, such as doors and window shutters.
A mix of all three primary colors, red, yellow, and blue, shades of brown are cozy and warm. The color brown is earthy and welcoming and makes an excellent color choice for your home's exterior vinyl siding. The deep tan and cocoa brown color combination adds a dimensional look to the exterior of this home in the picture below. The white trim adds a bright splash of color to brighten up this earth-toned palette.
Vibrant and lively, the color yellow can bring an energetic mood to any space, including the exterior of your home. For a bright and warm touch to your exterior, yellow is an excellent color for your exterior vinyl siding. As in the example below, warm custard yellow pairs with white trim for a rich, decadent color scheme. Using colors similar to shades in your brick for inspiration for your siding color can be an easy way to narrow down color choices.
Another option in darker color options is the traditional and refined color blue. Calm and cool, blue can be the perfect color for the exterior of your home. From very light to navy, there are endless possibilities for blue shade options to use for your vinyl siding. The double blue-toned exterior in the example below is perfectly accented with the vivid white trim and railing for a polished and tranquil look.
With tones of cool blues mixed with yellows, shades of green are cool and serene. Inspired by nature, green can be a great fresh, crisp color for your home's vinyl exterior siding. This smoky sage color pictured below combines with the warm cocoa brown tones of the brick and roof to create this woodsy color scheme. To accent and add some bright contrast to this color scheme, trim and accents are painted bright white.
For a vibrant warm option in a siding color, consider a rusty shade of red. Red will demand the attention of all who pass and will likely never be boring. Although this shade may be uncommon for use as a dominant exterior color, red can be a great color choice for the exterior of your home. White trim and black roof give this bright siding depth and detail for a beautiful barn-inspired look.
What Is The Most Popular Vinyl Siding Color?
Shades of blue are said to be the most popular hues for vinyl siding among home buyers, with the most popular shades of blue for use on exterior vinyl siding being light powder blue or, on the opposite end of the blue color spectrum, deep navy blue. According to multiple sources, shades of greys and browns closely follow blue for popular color choices in vinyl siding. Combinations of the above colors are also very popular, such as smoky blues and brownish greys. Vivid colors such as bright fire reds and vivid blue shades may have a harsh appearance in natural outdoor lighting.
What Color Siding Has The Best Resale Value?
The appearance of your house's exterior, or your house's curb appeal, is the first impression that potential home-buyers will have of your entire home. The color of siding that you choose can make a huge impact on your home's curb appeal and can be a hugely important factor to many home-buyers when purchasing a home. Keeping with the atmosphere of the homes around yours may be of more importance than your vinyl's actual color, but shades of blue usually offer the best resale value. Grey and neutral colors follow closely behind blue for popularity in use as an exterior color.
Does Vinyl Siding Increase Or Decrease Home Value?
Adding to your home's curb appeal by replacing old vinyl siding increases your home value significantly. Replacing old, worn, and faded siding with new vinyl siding will do more than increasing the curb appeal of your home. Vinyl can help to protect your home from water damage and other damage from the elements such as wind and even hail. New vinyl siding can help to attract potential home-buyers by updating the overall look of the exterior of your home.
What Color Siding Makes A House Look Bigger?
Light colors such as white or taupe can help to make your house look bigger. Light shades of grey and blue can create an equally expansive look. Using similar but slightly darker colors for the trim can add warmth and depth while contributing to the spacious illusion. While darker colors are attractive, they can make the exterior of your home appear smaller than it is.
The appearance of the exterior of your home should reflect your personal taste and style, as well as that of your family. Vinyl siding is a cost-efficient exterior material that can greatly increase the appearance of the exterior of your home and attract potential home-buyers. After browsing the above selection, we hope to have energized your decorative spirit and provided you with some color options that you may not have thought of for your exterior remodeling project.
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