Looking for the ideal color to bring out your siding’s personality? You should be.
The right siding shade makes your roof, architecture, door and landscaping all come together to offer gorgeous curb appeal. Fortunately, if you’re choosing James Hardie siding, this process is easier than you think.
Hardie’s design experts have put together some delightful, eye-catching color combinations in their Dream and Statement Collections, giving you impressive customizability to make your home pop with personality.
Tried and True Colors with the Statement Collection
For homeowners who prefer to stay consistent with what’s well-liked in their area, Hardie’s Statement Collection™ — a carefully selected list of popular colors by region — offers a perfect place to find your ideal color scheme.
Simply type your ZIP code into the color tool on the James Hardie website, and you’ll discover the most frequently used shades for siding and trim where you live. This gives you a sense of what home buyers are looking for, as well as colors that fit well in your neighborhood.
Because these hues are so popular, they’re kept locally in stock. If you order them, they’ll arrive quickly because they’re available nearby—making your siding replacement a breeze.
Vibrant Versatility with the Dream Collection
For property owners who crave unique shades that will create a truly customized look for their exterior, Hardie’s Dream Collection™ offers the ultimate in personalized choices.
With over 700 hues, the Dream Collection makes it possible to enjoy factory-applied, fade-resistant siding in just about any color you can imagine. Options are organized by color family so you can easily narrow down your selection to Classic Lights & Darks, Grays & Neutrals, Blues & Greens, Earth Tones, and Peaceful Pastels.
Made to Order
When you choose the Dream Collection, your ideal color will be made to order for you, so the style and quality of the paint application is at its highest. And you can get your Dream choice in a broad range of Hardie siding and trim styles for ultimate customizability.
What to Consider as You Look for the Best Color
Ask yourself these questions to help guide your color decision.
1. What Color Fits Best with My Architecture?
Your house’s overall structure and design is something your siding should match. Uncomplicated exterior looks, such as the ranch or colonial style, can handle a lot of different colors well.
Other architectural styles, such as the Craftsman and Victorian, have intricate outward features you can highlight with darker colors. Or look to historical trends to find color schemes that complement your specific home type.
2. What’s Common in My Neighborhood?
To ensure your home appeals to guests (as well as potential home buyers if you’re planning to sell soon!), make sure your color scheme fits in with your area. While doing something unusual can prove your individuality, it also can make it hard for your home to look natural in its setting.
Look to your neighbors’ houses to see what appears good on them. Similar colors will probably work nicely on yours.
3. What Best Complements My Landscaping?
It’s a lot easier to paint a house (or install Hardie’s color-fast siding) than to totally revamp your landscaping. So, when you think about what shade you want your home to be, make sure your selection is attractive alongside the natural elements of your yard and your region.
If your area has lots of trees and green grass, neutrals or earthy colors can complement nature’s deep greens and dark browns. For areas that are desert-like, warm colors that match the beige and reddish tints of sand and clay are a good choice. Coastal areas welcome home hues that are breezy and beachy, like light blues, weathered grays, and soft whites.
4. Have I Used an Online Color Tool?
Wondering how that color scheme you spotted in your favorite home magazine will work on your house? Why not take advantage of online visualizer tools that allow you to play with your options?
Many paint companies allow you to upload a photo of your home so you can visually “paint” it until you find a look you love. The James Hardie company has a handy Home Color Tool that lets you do this with their siding’s many color options.
5. What’s Required by Your HOA or Municipality?
In some areas, homeowners are required by their neighborhood covenants, homeowners association, or local regulations to stick with a certain set of colors. If you live in such an area, make sure you know what’s allowed before you invest in new siding or paint.
Fortunately, Hardie siding has so many choices of vibrant, eye-pleasing hues to choose from! You’re sure to find a color scheme that fits within your local requirements while also making you delighted with how nice your home looks.
Tip: It’s also possible to order your Hardie siding pre-primed, so that it can be installed and then later painted with any brand and any color paint you prefer. Check out these tips if you’re debating between primed and ColorPlus siding.
Make the Right Siding Choice for Your Chicago Home
When it’s time to upgrade your siding, don’t compromise on the material you invest in—or the company you choose to install it. James Hardie siding offers so many advantages, from decades of durability and low maintenance to gorgeous, lasting siding colors that makes your home look fabulous.
At Siding & Windows Group, we take pride in making your remodeling project a delightful experience. And as a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, we have performed the highest volume of James Hardie installations in the Chicago area. So you can rely on us to do the job to perfection. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our reviews and contact our friendly team today for a free quote on having your home transformed!