No matter how great your home’s architecture, without the right color combination to show it off, it may end up getting lost in the crowd on your street. Your siding and trim colors need to work together with your architecture to highlight and bring out the best in your home’s style. For more colors for your siding please visit our siding colors (Allura and James Hardie colors) page.
Siding and Trim Color Combinations
There are a lot of different ways you can coordinate your siding and trim. From classic color combinations to those that are more dynamic, having an eye-catching combo can help improve your home’s curb appeal and get it the attention it deserves. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the following 15 homes for ideas on colors that may work for your property:
1. Muted Contrast
The trim on this home is actually a very subtle shade of light gray. It helps make the transition between the light tan siding and the blue/gray shutters and door a little easier, so the entire facade has more of a fluid appearance. Combined with the light, warm-toned roof, this home has a very muted and subtle contrast that keeps the accent colors from popping too dramatically.
2. Multi-Tonal Facade
This home features several different colors over its exterior for a very multi-faceted design. The siding itself is in two shades – a deep gray with a green undertone and a lighter, warmer gray. The shutters and garage door are a similar shade, while the trim is a classic white, helping to lighten up the appearance and tie the other shades together.
3. Monochromatic Colors
There are few color combinations more classic than the monochromatic look created by gray, black, and white. This home features a mid-tone gray siding with a crisp white trim and black shutters. The colors easily match its classic architecture and help to complement the various elements such as the columns on the porch.
4. Lights and Darks
This home has a lot of dark colors starting with the deep green of the siding. It’s paired with a black shutter and door color, and a red brick skirt that matches the color of the overhang roofing. To help keep the home from getting too dark, the trim throughout the home is a classic, crisp white. This helps things like the windows stand out boldly against the darker siding.
This home has a lot going on with different architectural accents, and a skirting made of a different material than the rest of the siding. It helps play all of this up by using a combination of two different siding colors and a crisp, white trim. The two siding colors are subtly different, with one matching the color of the skirting, so it helps tie things together while allowing the different pieces of the home to stand out.
6. Rich Warm Design
This home has a rich, warm exterior done mostly in a deep gray with a warm undertone. The roof color helps play off this, warming up the exterior even more. A bright white trim would look too cold against these warm colors, so this home uses a softer, off-white trim instead. It effortlessly blends with the warmer siding, helping to create a rich, dynamic look.
7. Classic Contrast
This home features a big contrast between the roof and the siding colors. While the siding is a light, warm tan, the roof is a darker, cooler gray. This contrast needs something to help bridge the two colors, given the classic design of the architecture. This is done by using a classic white trim and white shutters that can help keep the siding light, while also adding a cool-toned touch to tie in the roof.
8. Light Warm Tones
When you have a siding that is perfectly balanced between different shades like this one, the exterior of the home could easily be pulled in different directions. With different trim and roofing, this home could appear much cooler and more stark in color. By using a soft, warm, off-white trim and matching it to the garage doors, it helps create a more approachable facade instead.
9. Natural Coordination
This home’s landscaping plays a big part in its facade and how it looks. Fieldstone is used around the skirting as well as on the chimney, so the color of the siding needs to play off of that. There’s already a lot of color going on with the stone material, so the crisp white trim adds some subtle highlights to the architecture, without adding contrast.
10. Highlighting Design
Many Victorian and other decorative architectural styles are designed to have multiple colors on their facade. With so many different pieces to the architecture, it helps to use two or more colors to show them off. This home uses a mixture of burgundy and green siding, tied together with a cream colored trim to help bridge the gap between the bold colors.
11. Traditional and Bold
There’s nothing like a bold barn red color on a farmhouse, and nothing like a bright white trim to pair it with. This home has a classic appearance that’s enhanced by the color of the roof, which has a cool undertone – just the right match for the crisp white trim.
12. Subtle Dark Trim
While most homes feature a lighter colored trim with a darker siding, this home reverses that. The siding is a light, natural-looking wood inspired tan, while the trim has a darker, cool brown tone that matches the color of the front door. The effect creates an exterior that’s rich and inviting, as well as a little different.
13. Tone on Tone
The siding and trim on this home are perfectly matched with one another. The two different sidings – horizontal lap and shingle – are both the same crisp white color as the trim. This creates a very different kind of appearance that lets the decorative elements of the exterior take center stage, and also lets the blue color used on the shutters, door, and railings pop.
14. Classic Style
This traditional home uses different shapes and types of siding to call attention to its various architectural features. This allows the white trim and gray siding to create a more subtle and classic appearance over the rest of the property. Paired with a dark gray roof and shutters, this facade has a stately and impressive appearance.
15. Crisp and Cool
The bright, cool blue of this home is designed to get noticed. With a brick skirt around the base, the blue really stands out and calls for attention. The white trim is the ideal match, with a similar crispness to the tone, helping the windows and features stand out against the bright color. [via allura]