2021 Home Color Options: Is Gray the Right Color for Your Siding?

Choosing a siding color can be a mixed bag for many homeowners. What should be the most fun and exciting part of siding replacement can easily transform into a complex case of choice overload. There are countless siding color combinations and options to choose between, and homeowners usually don’t know where to start. We want to make this process a bit less daunting, as choosing your home’s color palette should be enjoyable and exciting. You are able to renew (or completely reinvent) the look of your home. 

Here’s a Bit of Inspiration

Each year, Pantone® chooses a “Color of the Year.” This is based on recent trends inspired by “the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. 

This year, they chose two colors: Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647)They chose these colors because they represent a “story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”  

In previous years, the Pantone Color of the Year was Coastal Blue and Ultra Violet, and Greenery.  

Gray has been on the rise in both interior and exterior design, but it’s interesting to see that Illuminating (a light yellowish shade) is making a comeback. It’s generally reserved as an accent color, but seeing it take center stage is certainly an unexpected trend going into 2021. 

Will These Colors Work for Your Siding?

Gray is a great neutral color for siding, and although it may seem bland, it can really make a statement when used correctly. Shades of gray can certainly make your home stand out in your neighborhood. 

Case Study: Schmidt Roofing made gray roofing and siding work for this home! See the results! 

While yellow may not be catching on in terms of siding colors, it still works as a great accent for gray siding and roofing. We recommend trying it for things like shutters, garage doors, entry doors, and other accented areas on your home. 


Need help choosing a color for your home’s siding or roof? Let us be your guide! Get in touch with Schmidt Roofing for a free quote and color consultation.


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