Did you buy a home with stone veneer accents, and now you’re ready to replace the primary siding? Or maybe you’re thinking of re-siding your home with a combination of traditional siding and stone veneer. In either case, you’ll need to give some thought to how the two types of cladding look together. Fortunately, stone accents look lovely with many types of siding, including lap, shingle, and board-and-batten styles.
Choosing the right color for your siding can be tricky, however. As with any design project, you’ll want to give some thought to the overall image you’d like your home to project: Warm and earthy? Classic and stately? Bold and trendy?
You’ll also want to consider the existing features of your home, including its size and architectural style. For example, a dark color may not be the best choice for a small home, even if it coordinates well with the existing stone accents.
Enhancing the Allure of Stone Siding
The visual appeal of stone veneer lies in the beautiful textures and color variations found in natural stone. The manufactured-stone siding that’s commonly found on homes today aims to create that same allure with colors that look like the pigments found in natural rock formations. However, even in nature, these colors can vary a great deal. There are a few colors—including the ever-popular white—that look great with just about any stone siding. For other choices, it’s a good idea to consider the way different shades are classified as warm and cool on the color spectrum. For instance, if you’re working with sepia-toned stone veneer, your best siding options are likely to be beige, brown, tan, and other warm, earthy hues. If, on the other hand, your stone veneer possesses the majestic colors of shale rock, your home might look better clad in gray. Then there are some types of stone veneer, such as those crafted to resemble granite, that can complement both warm and cool colors.
At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we offer several types of house siding, including gorgeous and natural-looking stone veneer. We’re adept at helping homeowners achieve the ultimate curb appeal by incorporating multiple types of siding, and we offer in-house design services that can help you choose the ideal siding colors to bring out the best in your home.
If you have a siding replacement project in mind for your home in the Kansas City metro area, contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today to learn more about our siding options and exterior design services.