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How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home’s Aesthetic

For years now, the modern farmhouse look has become a top choice for homeowners—for both the interior and exterior of the home. White modern farmhouse siding and rustic interior décor have led the way in home trends, but there are many other options that can fit your aesthetic if the modern farmhouse look isn’t for you.

How Do You Color Coordinate a House?

When choosing siding and trim colors for your home, it’s helpful to consider how you characterize your interior style. Then, you can align your exterior with that look for a cohesive style that appears throughout the home. 

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® prefinished siding and trim can help bring your home’s aesthetic to life with popular siding colors. It’s also one of the most durable siding solutions on the market, so it brings together beauty and durability in one product.

To determine your home’s interior style, one way to start is to take a look at one of your favorite pieces of furniture. Note its colors—are they bright and bold, neutral and muted, or warm and cozy? It can also help to consider a style you’ve recently seen online or in a magazine. Think about the types of materials you see. Are there wood furniture pieces, metal accents or rich fabrics? These factors together contribute to the home’s overall interior style.

Let’s look at a few common styles and the best siding color combinations in ExpertFinish colors to complement them. 

Home Siding Ideas for 5 Interior Styles

  • Rustic & Traditional - If your home style includes wood, stone and leather materials, neutral siding to match your home’s rustic and traditional look may be the right fit. If you’re looking for a shade of brown, ExpertFinish color Prairie Clay serves as a solution. In general, cedar texture siding would also fit well for this style.
  • Modern & Minimalist - Is your color palette black and white, complemented by metal accents and exposed light bulbs? If so, your modern take on home décor would be a great fit for ExpertFinish siding in Abyss Black. It’s a bold choice but fits modern homes perfectly. It can also contrast well with stark white additions, such as patio furniture, to add pops of brightness to the look.
  • Cozy & Vintage - For homes buried in pillows, cozy blankets, red plaids and antiques, bringing this style to the exterior calls for a time-tested favorite: ExpertFinish color Redwood Red. This color of siding can make it seem like you’re nestled in a cabin no matter where your home is located and complete your home’s cozy, welcoming feel.
  • Clean & Comfortable - White interiors complemented by select colors—such as blue, yellow and light tan—bring a clean, comfortable look to a home. This style is common in coastal areas but can work anywhere. ExpertFinish colors Summit Blue and Rapids Blue can tie the look to the exterior, offering the chance to match outdoor elements (including furniture, landscaping and more).
  • Bright & Original - You may love the brightness and style of modern farmhouse siding but want to be a little different than what’s commonly seen. That’s where ExpertFinish color Sand Dunes comes in. This shade is still considered neutral but adds a bit more interest than white. 

The structure of your home also contributes to its overall style. Check out a few common home styles and the colors we recommend for each one.

Choosing the Best Siding Color Combinations

Remember, you don’t have to choose just one color for your home’s exterior. While the monochromatic look can be a viable option, mixing colors is another way to create a cohesive style for your home.

For example, a home with ExpertFinish Summit Blue siding that gives it a clean and comfortable feel can benefit from ExpertFinish Snowscape White trim. ExpertFinish siding in Abyss Black pairs well with ExpertFinish Tundra Gray trim, which helps the home maintain its darker look overall while adding unique details.

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Using a Siding Visualizer Tool for Inspiration

When you’ve got a few ideas to work with, try the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer tool to experiment with colors and materials. With this tool, you can upload a photo of your own home or use a comparable model of a home as you try out different colors. Be sure to try matching siding and roof colors, too.

Looking for more inspiration and modern design examples? Browse our gallery here. And when you’re ready to move forward with a project, check out our hiring a contractor checklist.

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