Vinyl siding is one of the most popular and frequently used siding materials available today. It’s much lower in maintenance than wood siding and has a more realistic looking wood texture. It can give your home the look of wood siding without the constant maintenance and upkeep that wood requires.
One of the benefits of vinyl is that the color goes right through the material. This means it doesn’t chip or peel the way painted wood does, and it makes vinyl fade-resistant. So, when you choose vinyl siding for your home, you don’t need to worry about scraping and repainting every few years.
Of course, for many people this means making a big commitment to your home’s appearance. Vinyl typically lasts at least 20 years, so you’ll want to be sure you like the appearance of your home enough to commit to the color, style and appearance for at least that long or ensure that the color will have curb appeal when you are ready to sell.
Vinyl Siding Color Options
Thankfully, vinyl siding comes in many stylish colors ranging from white to deep red to brown and more, so you can easily customize the appearance of your home. Depending on the style of your home and the region you live in, you may find that one or more colors of vinyl siding work better for your needs. But whichever color palette you’re leaning towards, there is a vinyl siding color that can meet it.
Light Tones of Vinyl Siding
On homes in the Northeast and in some areas of the Midwest, lighter colors have been more popular over the years, including white, light gray and a few other light neutrals, though there has been a recent trend towards darker colors such as dark blue. Vinyl siding is available in all of these colors, so you can use it on your entire home or mix and match to create your own unique style.
Bright White, Cobblestone and Country Beige from Rollex all help homeowners remain on-trend for lighter shades of siding. And if you want to go just a little darker, while still remaining neutral, you can also consider Storm Gray and Stone.
Dark Tones of Vinyl Siding
Homes located in the South tend to feature darker colors than homes in other parts of the country. This is due in part to the fact that many homes built in the South were either brick or had some type of Gothic overtones for many decades, and these older, darker-toned homes still drive regional preferences.
If you’re considering vinyl for your Southern home, try shades such as Keystone, Bronze and Richmond Red — all deep, rich colors that can be used alone or as accents to create a sophisticated and attractive exterior for years to come.
Homes in the Northwest and in many areas of the Midwest frequently feature colors found in nature. Homes in the Northeast may also take their cues from colors most often found on the coast such as shades of blue and gray.
Vinyl siding has plenty of nature-inspired colors to help you design your ideal exterior. Try colors such as Cypress, Twilight, Hampton Blue, Clay, Stone, Norwegian Wood and Timber Blend, all available from Rollex.
It’s also possible to add just a hint of any of these colors with one of the more neutral shades to help set your home apart a bit, while still staying on trend. An example would be to use Cypress as an accent on a home where Stone is the primary color.
Mixing and Matching
These days, it’s common to use more than one shade of siding over your home’s exterior. Doing so can highlight architectural features, break up large walls or simply add visual interest to your home. And while it’s entirely possible to use very different colors — and in the case of some home styles, such as Victorians, it’s encouraged — it’s most common to use colors that are subtly different from one another.
For example, if your home doesn’t have a lot of exciting architectural features, you could use a darker shade on the bottom half and a lighter shade above to break things up and keep the home from looking bland. Likewise, if you want to call subtle attention to a specific area, you could go one or two shades darker in that one spot to help pull the eye there.
Vinyl siding colors are great for this type of mixing and matching. There are many colors just a shade or two off from one another, so you could pair them together to create a more cohesive appearance for your home’s exterior design.
Some color combinations that would work together particularly well include Stone and Norwegian Wood, both rich neutrals with a hint of gray; Country Beige and Bronze for those that want a more dramatic appearance; and Cobblestone with Storm Gray for a cooler-toned look with subtle dimension.
If you have a home that can accommodate several color changes, such as a Victorian, it’s still possible to use vinyl siding by mixing and matching colors that are a little more different. The key is to look for hues that are “somber,” as true Victorian shades had a hint of black in them as a nod to Queen Victoria. A fitting vinyl color palette would include Hampton Blue, Richmond Red and Cypress along with some white trim to highlight the various sections and help pull them all together.
Create Your Own Vinyl Siding Exterior Palette
All shades of vinyl siding from Rollex are rich, long-lasting and durable. They don’t peel, or chip, so you won’t need to worry about what the color of your home will look like in just a few years. With so many colors to choose from, you can easily coordinate or mix and match to find the ideal color palette for your home, no matter what region you live in.
When picking your siding colors, try thinking about whether you want to make a dramatic statement or are looking for something more subtle. From there, you’ll have no trouble narrowing down your choices to the perfect color or colors for your home.
For an exterior with long-lasting color and beauty, choose Rollex’s vinyl siding, where you’re sure to get the right color to bring your dream home exterior to life.