One of the most popular questions we get when working with homeowners is, “What’s the best color siding for my home?” It’s one of those questions that seems simple enough to answer, but there’s actually a lot to consider when choosing the best color combination for your home’s exterior.

Homeowners often look for a quick answer or just a few tips, so we’ve put together some recommendations.

Contrast your Landscaping

One of the best places to start when choosing colors for your home is to take your landscaping into consideration. If your yard is filled with large evergreens, then a green toned siding may not be the best color for your home, as it will get lost in the landscape. Similarly, if your home is surrounded by a lot of water, then you may want to stay away from blue color siding choices.

Instead of blending into the environment, you will want to choose a color that contrasts with the natural elements surrounding it. When your home has much natural green in your yard, reds and blues stand out well. When there is a lot of blue surrounding your home, oranges, yellows or purples are ideal selections.

Stick with the Classics

Bright neutrals like white, beige or light gray stand out against all types of landscaping, and reflect the sunshine to bring warmth to your exterior. Realtors recommend using a neutral palette when choosing colors, as they speak to a larger variety of buyers, if selling is in your future.

Take a Page from your Neighbor’s Playbook

You don’t need to reinvent the color wheel or even stand out within the crowd. If the homes in your neighborhood are primarily muted blues, greens and browns, then it’s okay for your house to reflect that style as well. Alternatively, if you want your home to stand out a bit from your neighbors, just choose a color that’s directly across from theirs on the color wheel. This will ensure your home still complements the neighborhood while adding some contrast.

Leave it to the Experts

At Schmidt Roofing, our team of Twin Cities siding professionals have been working with homeowners all around the state of Minnesota for more than 25 years. We’ve seen and covered it all, so you can trust us when we say leave it to the experts.

Our team will present you with a range of options that work for your home, your neighborhood and most importantly your budget. Contact us today for a free estimate. We can’t wait to work with you!



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