Designing Your Kansas City Home’s Exterior: Color OptionsAug 10, 2018
Express Your Personal Style with Various Siding Color Options
Home design isn’t just for the interior of your home. Of course, your home’s interior should be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but it’s your home’s exterior that makes the first impression. Your siding, your entry door, your windows — all these things contribute to the overall look that welcomes guests into your home. Whether you’re boosting your curb appeal before a big move or just want to update your look, exterior home design is important, too.
One of the biggest elements to exterior home design — as with any home design — is color. Color often leads the design. A deep color looks stately and elegant, while a light color looks warm and inviting. Bright colors set the tone for bolder, more creative designs. What works best for you and expresses your personal style? Let’s discuss different options.
Best Siding for a Colorful Home
At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., Inc., we offer a complete selection of siding products, available in a variety of colors. If you’re looking for a wide palette of designer colors, vinyl siding is a great option. Color on vinyl siding looks sleek and fresh, and it lasts for years without needing a paint job. In particular, Mastic Home Exteriors by PlyGem offers some of the widest range of color in vinyl siding available. Quest Vinyl Siding from Mastic has as many as 35 colors, ranging from deep to light, to suit whatever your ideal home exterior might be.
Typically, home siding tends to be painted all one color, especially with vinyl siding where the vinyl is pre-colored. You may choose a color that complements the trim of your home, the color of the roof, or the color of the entry door, for instance, to add variety. Typically, neutral, earthy colors are used on home exteriors: browns and tans, blues and greens, white, off-white, or grey. We won’t get into every color available, although we encourage you to use PlyGem’s Color Visualizer if you need a visual aid, but let’s talk about the benefits of different types of colors.
- Light and pale. Light yellows, tan, cream (even pastel blue or green), create a light, airy appearance. It’s inviting to those who pass by and guests, aesthetically pleasing without straining the eyes. Again, earthy colors are typically used although you may occasionally see a pastel pink house or even baby blue.
- Rich and deep. If you’re looking for something that stands out a little more, Mastic has plenty of deep colors that make a bold impression. Deep reds, blues, powerful greens or browns are often premium colors, but are sometimes included in the standard options. These colors can help amplify your design and make a bigger first impression.
- Bright colors. Like pastel pink, bright colors are usually not advisable for home exteriors. The problem is that changing the color of your home exterior isn’t an easy task, so if you choose an eyesore, you may be stuck with it for a while — and so will your neighbors. In fact, some HOAs have rules against certain colors for that reason. However, you may find deep greens, blues, or reds that still have a vibrant enough hue to really make your house pop without overdoing it.
Mastic also offers premium colors that come with woodgrain-like textures, to add character to an already bold style.
Maintaining Your Home Exterior Colors
Another benefit to vinyl siding is that it’s low maintenance. Mastic siding is made with premium vinyl that will not rot, warp, crack, or split. It requires an occasional cleaning, but the sleek surface makes this an easy task. One important thing to note: there are flimsy, super-cheap vinyl options on the market. Homeowners need to be aware of this and carefully select a reputable siding company who not only sells a premium product but upholds the highest installation standards.
PlyGem has awarded Johnson County Siding & Window Company Mastic Elite Contractor Status because of our training, experience, and proven reputation. This designation allows us to offer our customers a higher-level of warranty and it is your assurance you’re dealing with a qualified, professional company. Also, all vinyl siding installations completed by our company meet VSI industry standards. Click here to confirm our certification and look for the VSI symbol.
Want to know more about how vinyl siding can add color to your Kansas City home? Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co., Inc. today. And keep an eye out for the rest of our series, “Designing Your Home’s Exterior.”