Choosing a siding style (e.g. vinyl, steel, fiber cement) is the hard part. Once you’ve made a decision, you can proceed to the fun part: selecting a home siding color. We believe color selection should complement the immediate surroundings.
What color is your roof? If it’s dark, then we recommend a lighter home siding color for some contrast and balance. You can also choose a tone-on-tone color scheme, where you select a palette a shade or two lighter than the roof color.
Aside from the roof, you can also look at some of the smaller components, such as the shutters or trim around the windows. You can go neutral on the siding and use an accent color for these smaller areas.
Do colorful shrubbery, trees, and flowers dot your lawn? If your landscape incorporates all the colors of the rainbow, then we recommend a neutral color for the siding. A bright or bold siding color combined with a colorful lawn could overwhelm the eyes.
How big is your home? This is a relevant question because house size affects color perception. A light-color siding may make a smaller home fade into the background. A dark color for a bigger home may make the property appear gloomy.
The Pacific Northwest doesn’t reach either ends of the temperature extremes, so climate isn’t really a factor here. However, homeowners should go with lighter colors in warm areas, since dark hues absorb more light. In colder areas, bright colors can reflect harshly on the eyes.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984