“I’m excited that we’re renovating our house,” Hope said. “And I really love color. But when it came time to choose what color vinyl siding we want to have installed, I have to admit – I became overwhelmed. There are some really vibrant colors I adore – but will I like them long term? It’s very difficult to look at a small swatch of color and try to envision it covering your entire house.”
As siding contractors in Billerica, we’ve heard homeowners face this kind of challenge before. Color is very powerful. The right shade can make a home feel welcoming and inviting. The proper hue helps the home integrate seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. Color conveys meaning, adds flair, and helps define a home within the neighborhood. What’s the trick to choosing the right one?
We recommend considering the question from a number of angles. The first is the size of your home. As a general rule of thumb, darker shades of siding are most impactful on smaller homes. On bigger houses, lighter shades tend to be more powerful. Where’s the dividing line between small and big house? While there’s no hard and fast rule, if your house is more than 2,000 sq ft, you might be happier with a lighter shade.
Another factor to take into account is where the siding will be installed and what other materials are installed near it. The color of your roof, window trim, shutters, and other architectural features will also impact how a siding color looks on your home. Green siding might seem like a fantastic idea, until you see how it looks paired with a red metal roof. Ok – that’s an extreme example but you get the picture!
Another consideration is the color of the homes in your neighborhood. If there are already seven pink houses, perhaps you don’t want to have your Billerica siding contractor put pink siding on your house. That being said, some homeowners prefer their homes to blend into the neighborhood while others prefer to stand out. Make your color choices accordingly.