Monday, August 20th, 2018 by Michael Fortenberry
Creating a beautiful landscape takes a lot of work, especially if you’re doing it with your own hands. Conventional wisdom says you should choose your landscaping based on siding color, but it also works the other way around. And with the right siding companies providing quality siding, you can ultimately have a harmonious exterior color palette. The following are our tips for color selection.
TIP: Include Stone and Concrete Hardscapes
Landscaping is not just about the greenery. The stone and concrete hardscapes are part of it as well and should be included in planning your siding color selection. If your front entry has striking colors like slate or brick, it's best to factor these colors in when trying out potential siding colors.
There are several ways you can try color combinations out, from online tools and apps that let you virtually “install” siding colors and see which combination works, to old-fashioned pencil and paper. If you’re choosing the latter, use acetate sheets, like the ones used on old-type projector transparencies, to try out different colors. You can also use either method when planning other projects like roof replacement.
TIP: Don’t Forget the Pastels and Neutrals
Light colors work extremely well for homes surrounded by lush trees. Seafoam green is a popular color choice, especially when combined with white trim. White or light-colored exterior colors have the added benefit of reflecting sunlight, which reduces the heat absorbed through the walls and helps reduce your indoor cooling costs. Neutral colors, on the other hand, are particularly effective if your landscaping already has flora with striking colors.
TIP: Consider Other Materials and Textures
Siding isn’t restricted to just vinyl and wood shakes. Materials such as stucco or brick differ from most popular siding products thanks to their natural colors and textures, which work well with existing landscaping. Plus, their familiar properties eliminate guesswork during planning.
If you’re looking for roofing, siding and insulation companies, call Fortenberry Roofing Co. today at 1-806-385-6761. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free no obligation quote. We serve many areas in and near Levelland and Morton, TX.
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