Choosing the colors for your home’s exterior can be challenging. There are generally two schools of thought on this matter: those who advocate for matching your siding with your roof, and those who prefer contrasting colors. Which is correct?
The short answer is: both. Choosing a color for your home is all about your personal preferences. Both options have their respective benefits, but ultimately, it’s up to you, the homeowner, to choose the color combinations that you prefer.
To help you choose between matching or contrasting colors, your outdoor living experts at Sterling Exteriors discuss how each color scheme benefits your home.
Choosing matching colors is a good idea for minimalist homes where uniformity is the goal. Using a monochrome color scheme on your roof and siding ensures a clean look. This color scheme makes it easy for homeowners to do away with additional ornamentation.
On the downside, this color scheme might look a bit monotonous. To compensate, consider inserting a splash of color with a bold entry door or by incorporating colorful flowers in your landscaping.
Contrasting colors, on the other hand, are perfect for homeowners who prefer a bolder or more playful aesthetic. By adding color depth and definition to your home’s exterior, contrasting colors dramatically change how your home looks from a distance.
Contrasting colors can help emphasize certain architectural features. Whereas matching color schemes hide these details, contrasting colors make them even more visible.
Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style
Before choosing any color scheme, consider your home’s architectural style. Colonial homes, for example, traditionally feature white siding, which always goes well with darker colored roofing. Modern homes, on the other hand, often feature earth-tone colors in both the roof and siding.
Whatever color scheme you choose, your siding and roof repair pros at Sterling Exteriors have you covered. Contact us at (513) 322-4777 and we’ll schedule a free visit to discuss your home improvement project. We offer our services to homeowners in Milford, Newtown and Anderson Township, OH.