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Best Siding Choices For Bungalows

When it comes to a remodeling project, one of the first concerns homeowners have is paint color. With the plethora of color options and everchanging color trends, picking the right color to accentuate your home’s exterior can be quite a daunting task. Because picking the right paint colors can be the difference between good and great, we’re taking a deep dive into the color trends of today.

To get a professional’s perspective, we spoke with Sarah Caperton, LP® SmartSide® product manager. She’s an expert in color combinations and knows what pairings that are most popular amongst homeowners.

“There are several color combinations that work with nearly every architectural style—from craftsman to colonial. White is one of the more popular siding options, paired with matte black trim. It looks spectacular on everything from farm houses to ranches.” 

Beyond the popular white siding and black trim combination, Caperton says it’s wise to stick to the basics. “Another popular color combination that looks wonderful on nearly every style of home is a nice dark navy siding with a more subtle trim tone. There are a number of trim colors that complement navy, including white, grey and sand dune.”

In terms of mixing LP® SmartSide® Trim with other types of building materials like brick, stucco and stone, Caperton says, “Sand dune is the most universal trim color. Its neutral tone extenuates a variety of building materials.” 

Though these are the most general trends, color considerations should also speak to you (and your home’s) personality. First think about the “temperature” of colors you’re drawn to. For instance, warm tones evoke a comfy, welcoming feel and cool palettes are generally relaxing and calming. Next, think about your home’s architecture and seek color combinations that match its style. Here’s a list of specific LP® SmartSide® paint color combinations that may help spark ideas:

  • Cape Cod – Warm Palette: Choose Redwood Red and Tundra Gray. For a neutral palette, look at Desert Stone and Prairie Clay.
  • Colonial – Light Palette: Quarry Gray and Sand Dunes. For a warmer feel, try Canyon Brown with Sand Dunes.
  • Craftsman – Warm Palette: Choose Redwood Red and Tundra Gray. For a cooler palette, choose Marshland Moss and Summit Blue or Rapids Blue with Quarry Gray.
  • Ranch – Neutral Palette: Snowscape White and Desert Stone. For a cool palette, consider Summit Blue with Timberland Suede or Marshland Moss with Timberland Suede.
  • Tudor – Traditional Palette: Terra Brown and Desert Stone. For a more natural palette, choose Quarry Gray and Marshland Moss.

For more inspiration on colors that bring out the beauty of your home, be sure to visit the LP Inspiration Gallery and LP Home Visualizer.

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Outdoor Living5 min

How to Transform a Backyard Shed to Tackle New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means so are New Year’s resolutions. According to recent research, approximately 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% stick to them. Whether you’re planning to tackle popular resolutions like exercising more, learning a new hobby or something else entirely, one thing remains constant—it is important to create a dedicated space in your home where you can focus on your new goals.

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Siding Terminology

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Paint Color Combinations to Enhance Your Home’s Exterior

When it comes to a remodeling project, one of the first concerns homeowners have is paint color. With a plethora of color options and everchanging color trends, picking the right color to accentuate your home’s exterior can be quite a daunting task. Because picking the right paint colors can be the difference between good and great, we’re taking a deep dive into the color trends of today.

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Top 4 Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas & Tips

Once the autumn leaves have fallen and the nights begin to grow longer, it’s the annual signal that it’s time to start decorating for the holidays. And while many homeowners divert their attention to interior holiday décor, giving your home’s exterior a festive punch will ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveaway. Need some outdoor holiday decorating ideas? We compiled the top 2019 exterior decorating trends that will be all the rage this holiday season.