Mixing exterior materials is one of the biggest trends in the design world right now. A gorgeous siding combined with brick or stone makes for curb appeal that pops. Choosing the right siding material and colour can feel like an overwhelming task, but with a few tips and guidelines, you’ll be able to choose a combination where each component complements the others. If you have brick or stone on your home, here’s how to choose the right siding to create a stunning combination.
Choosing Your Siding Material
Choosing a siding material is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your home. Not only does siding matter aesthetically, certain materials offer more protection, strength and sustainability for your home. When choosing a material, consider factors such as durability and longevity, as well as the climate and location you live in. Gentek’s vinyl siding is known for its looks and durability, plus it’s virtually maintenance free!
Choosing Your Siding Colour
Choosing a colour for your siding will depend on the other materials used on your home. If you want to match your siding with stone, stone generally comes in neutral shades like ivory and greys. With neutral colours you can get away with plenty of colours for your siding, whether you want to keep things simple or go a little bold. Brick on the other hand, typically comes in red, orange and dark-brown colours. You may choose to paint your brick the same colour as your siding, or choose a tone for your siding that will complement your brick.
For a neutral, timeless facade, a complimentary colour palette will work best. Choose a siding colour that’s one to two shades lighter or darker than your stone or brick so they work together seamlessly. This will create a stunning facade for your home that stands out for its simple beauty rather than its boldness.
On the other hand, you may choose to go with a bolder exterior by using contrasting colours that still complement each other. Blue or sage green siding with red brick, black siding with tan brick or ivory stone, or blue siding with brown brick would all make for stunning contrasts.
There are plenty of siding materials and colours available for you to choose from for your home. Whether you want your siding to complement or contrast your stone and brick, you can create a stunning combination for your exterior!