Your siding represents most of your house exterior. It can single-handedly make or break your property’s curb appeal, so you must choose the right color.
As a credentialed siding and roofing contractor, Jeff Woods Construction recommends avoiding these common mistakes:
Forgetting About History
Research the color palettes that have been historically associated with your house’s style. You don’t have to strictly follow them if you have some latitude in considering other hues, but learn the rules before you break them.
Disregarding House Size
Psychologically tells us that colors affect how we think. However, any savvy siding and roofing company knows that the psychological effect of color to the beholder changes as its intensity and quantity increase or decrease.
For instance, light hues can create an illusion of space, but they can also de-emphasize interesting siding details. Dark shades can be visually rich, although they may appear gloomy when seen on the sides of a large house.
Having Tunnel Vision
Jeff Woods Construction advises against selecting a siding color without having the rest of your house exterior in mind. Since you can’t easily paint or replace siding panels, a bad choice can be costly and regretful.
Generally, the roof is a good point of comparison. If it’s a dark color, make your siding light and vice versa. Some contrast is beautiful while excessive uniformity can seem boring.
Ignoring the Climate
Think about how much sun you normally get in your area. Vibrant colors look even brighter when exposed to intense sunlight.
Disobeying Neighborhood Conventions
Pay attention to any house exterior theme observed in your neighborhood. This way, you can avoid color combinations that don’t agree with those of nearby houses. Departing from existing neighborhood home design conventions may bring down property values.
Narrow down the most suitable siding colors for your house with Jeff Woods Construction. Call us at (931) 787-9107 now to schedule your free in-home consultation in Crossville, TN, or any surrounding community.