Top Vinyl Siding Color Combinations
I’m building a new home and don’t know what color siding I should pick?
It’s a tough decision choosing house colors for a variety of reasons. Vinyl siding colors come in a huge range of colors and values from muted and earthy to bold and bright. Siding also comes in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes and materials. Not to mention all the other elements that make up a homes exterior like trim, roofing, railings, columns, masonry, landscaping, etc. Ahead we’ll cover some of the basic things we consider when comparing vinyl siding color combinations, including lots of pics, tips and home designs.
Vinyl Siding Color Ideas
Making color choices for the exterior of your home can be a daunting task. After all, the outside of the house is the first thing everyone sees. There’s no way to hide it, and, like they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Curb appeal is so important. Not only for your own satisfaction but it becomes especially vital if you ever plan on selling the home. Unlike a coat of paint, your choice of exterior vinyl siding colors is fairly permanent and not easily redone. Doing your research and planning ahead is vital when considering all the possible vinyl siding color combinations.
Color and style both effect not only the way you feel about your home but also have a big impact on its value. Luckily there are lots of colors and styles available. Giving you the freedom to design your dream exterior
Simplify your decision by starting with a small selection of no fail color combinations. Get inspired by these stunning homes and vinyl siding color combos. Ask yourself, what look am I going for? Something refined, elegant, minimalist, modern, beachy, or something truly original? Perhaps a look that’s bold and distinctive or more subdued? Neutral colors? Light and bright or dark and moody?
No matter what your vision, choosing from one of the following vinyl siding color combinations is a sure way to boost your home’s curb appeal by creating a stunning masterpiece that’s guaranteed to be a neighborhood show stopper.
The Goal Of Choosing House Colors
The goal when selecting vinyl siding color combinations is to make your home stand out. It has to make an impact. Some people believe you have to go huge to make a stunning home but that’s not the case. No matter the size, shape, style, location or landscaping. If you get the color scheme right your home will look fantastic.
When we design a home’s exterior and choose siding color combinations we tend to rely on two or three main colors. One for the bulk of the house and the others for trim and highlighting special features. Using the perfect colors along with some other tricks will really give your home that much desired curb appeal.
Exterior colors define and shape the home as much as it’s architectural design and overall size. Choosing the right exterior color scheme can make or break the look and feel of a home. Just think about how many homes you’ve seen that are just plain ugly and how many really stood out to you.
As a builder we see this in effect every day and do our best to make each home something special.
Things To Know When Choose Siding Colors
Brighten up your home and boost that curb appeal with a brilliant new selection of vinyl siding color combinations. Knowing a few basic siding facts will help you find the absolute perfect colors.
Choosing your home’s colors can be an intimidating process and there’s always the fear of make costly mistakes. Unlike painting a room or a front door, it’s difficult to change siding colors once all the works been done. Siding colors have a definite impact on not only how you feel about your home but on its value too. Choosing siding colors that are pleasing to the eye and make good financial sense is crucial.
That’s why we’ve put together the simple diagram below. Understanding the basic siding parts and how they all fit together are important facts to know before you start picking colors.
What Are The Different Siding Parts Called?
Home’s are made up of a variety of parts that all need colors. These parts are:
Main Body: The main body is the siding of your home. It’s the largest area of color and should be your base that all other colors are coordinated around.
Trim: Trim is what’s around all exterior windows and doors, the corners of the house and fascia. This is generally white but can also be colored. Keep in mind trim doesn’t always have to be the same color.
Accent: Accent colors are things like shutters and doors. These are typically bolder, darker colors that make a statement. They don’t necessarily have to match. Small roof lines are sometimes considered an accent and colored differently from the main roof. Often times with a different material like metal.
Roofing: Roofing colors should flow with the rest of the house. Always coordinate the shingle with the rest of the home.
Railings and Columns: Railing and Column colors have to be considered if you have them. Typically in NJ they’re white, but it all depends on the style of the home. NJ is full of variety. We have Victorian homes with bright, vibrant colors. Modern homes that use a lot of metal. And rustic, country homes using real wood timber and stone. Accent pieces should generally fit the overall style of the home.
Color theory plays a big role when choosing any color in a home. Before we start talking about colors that go best with red brick, there are a few things you should know about house color pairing in general.
For starters, the best way to pick a house colors is to pair colors that have a relationship to one another on the color wheel.
- Complimentary colors: High contrast colors positioned opposite from one another on the color wheel. Complimentary colors are dramatic and bold. They are sometimes referred to as opposite colors. The best example of this are white and black.
- Analogous colors: Found side by side on the color wheel. These colors are similar to one another. Like yellow and orange or blue and purple.
- Neutral colors: Sometimes occupy a position in the center of the color wheel and are generally considered to be black, white, gray, cream and brown. Neutrals can be safely paired with basically anything. Earthy colors are generally considered to be neutral. Neutral colors are by far the safest and most popular colors used on homes both inside and out.
Vinyl Siding Color Combinations & Landscaping
Landscaping plays an important part in the overall look and feel of any home. It would be a mistake not to at least consider how you’ll be finishing the grounds and how you’ll work those choices into your siding colors. Everyone notices a beautifully landscaped home, especially if the landscaping and house colors compliment each other.
Keep this in mind when planning your landscaping or your siding colors. Everything needs to work together. Be tasteful when selecting what to plant and where.
Remember to keep in mind the long term maintenance landscaping requires. When landscaping isn’t well maintained it looks really bad and can dramatically bring down your curb appeal. Keep this in mind when designing your yard as some plants are easier to maintain that others. If your not into maintenance then make your life easier by selecting plants that don’t require any.
Keep in mind the local climate and plant life. Here in NJ we have to use primarily cold weather trees and bushes so they don’t die in winter. Flowers need to be re-planted every spring. And some plants need to be wrapped to survive the cold. By the ocean Beach grasses tend to be very popular and befitting the local environment.
Other Elements to Consider
Here are some other elements to consider when selecting the perfect vinyl siding color combinations:
- Roof color: Always compliment your roof colors with the overall colors of the house. Ideally the roof should just blend in with everything else, not stand out. Accent roof lines are handled differently from the main roof. We’ll get into that more a bit later on.
- You can pick more than one color: Your home’s trim, shutters and the doors all need to have a color. There’s more to finishing a house than just picking a good vinyl siding color. Having a range of color creates a complex, interesting color scheme.
- Mail box: The mail box is another element you’ll need to consider. Also what the mail box will be made of. A simple mail box on a pole or an elaborate one made of brick or stone.
- Gutters: Generally speaking gutters are white, but they don’t have to be. Gutters come in a variety of colors and materials so depending on the style of the home this may be something you’ll want to consider. Sizes and styles vary.
- Driveway: The color and driveway material is also a factor. Concrete or asphalt goes with pretty much everything but if your going with a paver driveway make sure to take those colors into consideration when coordinating with siding colors.
- Hardscaping: Similar to the driveway, if you have hardscaping make sure to coordinate with the overall look of the home. Everything matters when it comes to curb appeal.
- Railings and/or columns: Match the style of the home. White is most common on beach houses here in NJ but we also have some modern homes that use metal and glass, traditional homes using black iron and Victorians opting for a more colorful palette.
Exteriors Look Best With a 3 Color Combination
As a general design rule of thumb remember that homes look best with a combination of of colors, we tend to go with 3. This gives a good balance between, the main overall color, the secondary color and an accent color. Coordinate the house colors with the other exterior elements like landscaping, hardscaping and masonry like brick or stone veneer. The goal is for it all to be cohesive. All elements flowing harmoniously together creating that much desired wow factor.
The main color is your most predominant color. Sometimes referred to as a field color. Generally this is the first thing you say when describing your home. For example, if someone asked what color your house is generally you’d say the main color first when describing the house. I live in a blue house with black shutters or a tan house with cultured stone veneer, etc.
The main color tends to be your biggest financial investment. Re-siding a house can be done but it’s costly. When you select your main house color it’s a decision that tends to be permanent so take your time and choose carefully.
You can dramatically change the entire look of a house by changing up the ‘quick and easy’ accent colors in places like the front door or shutters. Even though the main color is predominantly what you see it’s generally not the element that pops. Main colors tend to fall back allowing brighter, bolder accent colors to stand out.
The secondary color is often seen as the red brick, stone veneer or a second color siding. Here in NJ, homes are predominately vinyl or cedar shake siding with stone or red brick as a secondary color. We don’t build many new all brick, stone or stucco homes. The secondary color can also be done with a second color vinyl siding or Azek. You’ll see that used quite a bit in the example homes shown later.
Secondary colors shouldn’t take up a huge amount of the facade because you don’t want it overpowering the main color of the house. The secondary color is great at breaking up the home’s overall look by highlighting architectural features. Add some depth or balance to what can sometimes otherwise be a large, flat rectangle. In most cases the main and secondary colors should have some contrast.
The Accent Color
A bright, bold color works perfectly on the front door but would look a bit nuts on the entire house. This is where the accent colors come in. Small elements with bolder colors can make a big impact. The perfect place to take risks by choosing colors that’ll really make a statement. Show some personality by using accent colors to evoke some feeling.
Use accent colors sparingly and tastefully however. A red front door has been the trendy accent color of choice for at least the last decade, and still looks great to this day, but you wouldn’t paint your whole house with it.
Accent colors are great because they’re cheap and easy to change while dramatically effecting the look of the home. It’s amazing how a small change can make such a huge difference. A simple thing like painting the front door can completely alter the look and feel of the entire home.
If your thinking of re-siding your home simply because you don’t like the color, try changing the accent colors first. A can of paint is a lot cheaper than re-siding an entire house.
Muted Vs Bold Colors
Muted tones tend to work best on homes with a lot of complexity. AKA custom designed and built. These are generally higher end, larger luxury homes. A muted color is considered a neutral because there’s very little pigment in the final color. They’re also on the lighter side and tend to be a bit grayish. Muted colors tend to fall back allowing other features to come forward. Like architectural details, accents, designs, landscaping and the beauty of the homes design.
If you have a very simple home without lots of additional elements worth highlighting then a bolder color will work better. You’ll want to make the house color the star of the show rather than let it sit in the background.
Start A Vinyl Siding Color Combo Look Book
Design is a long, tedious process. Look books are a great way for designers to communicate the spirit and substance of their creativity with the client or home builder. It all starts as inspiration, which forms into an idea, undergoes countless hours of refinement, tweaking and compromise, before finally emerging as a finished design. Yet, how can we, the designers, really communicate what the finished product will look like to someone else? Well, that’s the job of the look book…
Basically a look book is a collection of photos taken from other completed homes to show what you want yours to eventually look like. When designing an entire custom home from scratch a look book can become hundreds of pages long. In this case, you’ll be looking at dozens of top custom homes to find the vinyl siding color combinations you think look best.
Vinyl Siding Color Combo Chart
Below is a vinyl siding color combination chart which correlates with the example pics you’ll find below. As you build a siding look book, find pics you love and break them down into different elements. You’ll need to choose a main siding color, an accent color, front door, stone, roof and trim and finally some smaller colors for things like door handles, exterior lighting, a mailbox, etc.
Once you have all your exterior house colors selected it’s time to go material shopping. Visit suppliers, retail and online stores matching your colors with the color charts and material samples they have available. It’s a tedious, time consuming project but it’s also fun and very rewarding once your dream home begins to take shape.
Our Top Vinyl Siding Color Combinations
Choosing the right siding colors for your home is quite the adventure. There are plenty of factors that go into designing a memorable home and curb appeal is at he top of the list. You’ll have to choose not only the colors but also other things like the type, style, material, and manufacturer. We’re here to help with a beautiful collection of small house siding colors and designs.
These exterior siding colors are some of our favorites and are all prime examples of stunning exteriors. Hopefully, they will help inspire you!
Neutral Vinyl Siding Colors with Complimentary Stone Veneer
Why are neutral vinyl siding color combinations so prevalent in the housing industry? Neutral colors are considered a timeless choice and work on virtually any size or style home. Selecting tan or beige is sometimes regarded as playing it safe, but that’s a myth. Neutral colors matched with the perfect stone, beautiful trim and just the right accent colors can be an exciting color choice.
Neutral colors tend to sit back allowing other elements to come forward. Features like landscaping, stone work, interesting architectural features or house textures become the star of the show.
Reference the photo above. This beautiful custom home is anything but safe and boring.
Cream Cedar Shake Siding
What is it about neutral colors? Every designer we know is infatuated with them. Could it be because of its elegance? That natural, sensuous quality that few other colors can equal. Lighter shades of natural colors create opportunities for other elements to stand out. That’s why so many high end luxury homes tend to go neutral. Too much color would be a distraction from the home’s inherent beauty.
Committing to a siding color for the exterior of your home is a big decision. Especially when you factor in the nuance of color—how shades can be so different depending on light, texture, and the colors around them. As well as the style of the home and environment it sits in.
Cream is in the brown family and comes in a large variety of mid tones and temperatures. Make sure to get samples and coordinate your main color with your secondary color, accent pieces, trim, landscaping, etc.
When considering the huge variety of vinyl siding color combinations neutral colors should definitely be on the list.
Royal Blue Vinyl Siding
Blue and white work wonders on just about any house. White trim brightens the home and makes the blue really pop. Almost any shade of blue works great so you’ll have lot’s to choose from once you select blue as your main color. White works best for the trim, fascia, columns, railings and any other architectural features. Darker shades are left for the accents like this dark brown entry door. Natural elements like stone or brick also work great with blue as you can see above.
Perhaps because it’s the color of both the sky and the sea: In color therapy, blue tones are said to evoke clarity, pureness, and increased intuition. The shade is immediately calm and welcoming. Blue also works well with landscaping as green and blue compliment one another.
Red brick or stone is our secret weapon when designing a blue home. You should definitely consider it as an option.
Light Green Vinyl Siding
Green siding is a wonderful, classic house color that works well on a number of architectural styles, including Cape homes, which have long showcased the color.
This muted green is close enough to gray to be found in many conservative areas, but has enough color to look great just about anywhere. A home painted with light green can also make great use of a wide variety of accent colors as most colors tend to go well with the lighter green shade. Considered a neutral color because of how little green pigment there actually is in the siding.
A dark brown front door with white Azek trim, brown roof shingle and real blue stone patio. What a fantastic combination of colors, textures and styles.
This is one of our favorite green house color schemes. Subtle yet undeniably elegant.
Blue Gray Green Vinyl Siding
Blue Gray green is a gray base tone with just a touch of green and a hint of blue. It’s close to neutral only with a bit more pigment making it more of a bold color. Match it with red brick for a timeless combination that works on virtually any style home.
White really pops against the darker background so pay close attention to how and where you use Azek. A darker roof shingle is the best choice here and wood railings are a nice touch. We also really like the darker gutters and metal roof accents.
Reference the above photo. Blue gray green vinyl siding color allows a variety of other features to shine. Like the real stone patio, red brick, landscaping and impeccable custom white trim work as well the architectural design of the house and landscaping.
Red Vinyl Siding
Red’s one of those bold colors most people are only daring enough to try in small doses. If tastefully done with the right tone on the right house then red is an exciting choice. Red siding gives a home personality which is something homes badly need. In a world of generic homes red makes a statement and really stands out. While we don’t recommend painting your home to look like a giant red fire truck. We do suggest using a subtle, muted shade like the home shown above.
Of all the exterior colors out there, red is a rare sight offering undeniable curb appeal, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
You’d be surprised home many things go nicely with red. White or dark trim both look great and natural elements like wood or stone are a perfect match. It’s also complimentary with green which makes it super easy to landscape against.
The home shown above has all those features we mentioned and then some.
Gray Vinyl Siding
A home’s color combinations are the first impression a person gets of a house. The vinyl siding on a home is its largest and most noted feature. The color of the siding should reflect the homeowner’s style, along with home’s size, architecture, roof color, landscaping and the neighborhood. For both cozy cottages and larger, custom built luxury homes, Gray siding is a perfect choice.
Nearly everyone loves a good neutral when it comes to finding a vinyl siding color. While bolder colors can appeal to some, neutrals work well with almost everything, providing a backdrop for accent and trim colors to really stand out. And while for many years shades of beige, cream, and taupe were the go-to neutrals of choice, these colors are now fading in place of a newer neutral – gray.
Gray has the appeal of being a versatile backdrop for other colors, but with lots of personality and character. Best of all, gray comes in many different shades ranging from light to dark and cool to warm, so you can stay neutral and get fantastic results.
One of the reasons that people have flocked to gray over other shades is the fact that gray can have undertones of various other colors within it. So while the color remains neutral, it also allows you to safely introduce a touch of another color to your home. For example gray green, gray blue or even gray red. Adding just a hint of color to a gray base can have a dramatic effect.
Pair gray vinyl siding with white trim, natural elements like stone or brick, architectural details and accent colors for a stunning result. Just like the home shown above.
White Lap Vinyl Siding
The all white house is a classic and works nicely on a variety of homes. Pair a white main body with white trim and a dark colored door. White railings and columns with splashes of color brought by the landscaping. Add earthy elements like stone veneer or hardscaping for additional color and texture. For an all white house stick with a dark roof. With an all white theme simple, classic, traditional clean choices are generally best.
The beauty is in it’s timeless simplicity and is sure to stand out amongst the neighbors. This home would be easy to sell in almost any real estate market.
A clean white look is often associated with ultra-modern styles or an old school farmhouse cottage look. You may associate white with smooth stucco or glossy tile finishes that come across stark and cold. This may deter many homeowners from choosing a white siding color for their home, fearing that the appearance will not be warm enough. However, nothing can be further from the truth.
Brown Vinyl Siding
What is it about brown? Every designer we know is infatuated with it. Could it be due to its depth and richness? Its elegance? That natural, sensuous quality that few other colors can equal like a piece of succulent chocolate?
Committing to a vinyl siding color combination is a big decision. Especially when you factor in the many nuances of color – how shades can be so different depending on light, texture, and the colors around them. As well as the style of the home and environment it sits in.
Brown comes in a large variety of mid tones and temperatures so as with any other color, make sure to get samples and coordinate your main color with your secondary colors, accent pieces, trim, landscaping, etc.
Brown vinyl siding is a rich and distinctive color that can transform a homes into a unique, attention grabbing dwelling. The dark siding helps to emphasize details of the home, especially when paired with lighter trim color and natural elements like stone veneer. Brown siding is a good choice for highlighting distinctive exterior features, and it gives an elegant, yet traditional feel too small, quaint homes.
Blueberry Vinyl Siding
Above we see an example of a rare vinyl siding color combination. A beautiful shade of baby blue cedar shake called Blueberry manufactured by Foundry.
White Azek trim and bead board with HB&G fiberglass columns, white pvc rails and a black roof. Dark brown wood entry and garage doors with a dark brown porch decking. Earthtoned neutral paver driveway.
The Foundry Perfection Shingle delivers harmonious balance with deep texture and the clean lines of shingles. The Perfection Shingle offers a traditional look with a hint of rugged spirit. With its 7″ exposure, crisp vertical grains complementing the random shingle widths. Season after season and year after year, the shingles hold their rich color, protected by a durable ASA cap. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty and toughness that stands up to the elements, they never require any sanding, scraping, staining or painting.
Natural Vinyl Siding Colors
When it comes to natural vinyl siding color ideas, the options are seemingly endless. The muted hues go perfectly with other natural materials like wood and stone. Earthy colors are timeless and work on virtually any home which is why they’re so popular. The key is to add a variety of textures, accent colors, architectural details and materials all working together to create one flawless design. Natural colors work best on a home with lots of other elements to look at.
Here we see a light colored vinyl Certainteed cedar shake impressions paired with immaculate white Azek trim and rails. Superb architectural details with real stone, curved decks and a stunning overall design. The real stone highlights the homes natural color palette as well as those found in the surrounding landscape. This is an absolutely beautiful home design.
There’s just something about a muted color palette that adds such sophisticated beauty to a home. And while many assume “neutral” stands for boring, that is far from being true.
Gray and White Vinyl Siding Color Combination
When it comes to neutral siding colors, the options are seemingly endless. The muted hues go far beyond using gray, tan and beige, with plenty of ways to stand out while blending in. Neutral gray isn’t synonymous with boring. Gray’s a very popular siding color at the moment, in a variety of shades and values. Neutral colors are versatile, working on virtually and home. The key is to add a variety of textures, colors and materials all working together to create one flawless design.
Here we see a stunning custom home with gray cedar shake siding, white Azek trim, red brick and a dark wood front door. Gray siding and dark wood go flawlessly with gray as does the white columns, rails and trim work. Dark gutters are the perfect finishing touch to this impeccable design.
There’s just something about a muted color palette that adds sophisticated beauty to a home. You don’t have to scream look at me with a bright red door to draw attention. The most beautiful homes tend to be classically styled for a good reason.
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