We all want our home to be the best looking one on the block, right? One of the key ingredients is to choose the right siding and trim color combinations. Color must complement your home’s architecture to elevate its visual appeal. The hues you decide on work together to bring out the best in your home and make a statement.
Whether you prefer subtle differences for your trim or bold contrast, finding the perfect combination is vital to the success of your home’s new look. And we’re here to help. Take a look at some of the top palettes.
Winning Siding and Trim Color Combos
Once you select a siding color, try several options for your trim to match it perfectly. Next, add a pop of color to your door to complete the look. Get inspiration from some of these popular options:
Blue siding is gaining popularity with its ability to bring calm and tranquility. For many people, blue speaks of coastal relaxation and brings order in a world full of chaos. There are many gorgeous shades of blue, from bold and dark to a misty light hue, so sample a few different blues. Sample them on your house and look at them at various times of day to get a feel for how they change in different lighting and what suits your taste best.
- White trim – Regardless of what shade of blue you land on, white will set it off perfectly. This balanced, crisp look will keep you loving the fact that you chose it!
- Gray trim – Two of the most popular home colors are gray and blue, so why not combine them to bring an updated look to your Cape Cod, Colonial, or Traditional home?
The great thing about white is its refreshing ability to brighten your overall aesthetic. It offers a clean slate that gives you lots of liberty for creativity in your trim color. And why not be brave and choose a door color that pops with personality? There are many shades of white, so try some on and discover the best one for your home.
- White trim – This delivers modern appeal and joins your home’s accents to the body of your house for a crisp, modern aesthetic.
- Tan trim – Since white is neutral, it works with cool or warm colors. Pair it with a subtle tan, and create a welcoming statement that embraces all who enter your home.
- Black or charcoal trim – Contrast creates dramatic, eye-catching design. Dark trim on a white home makes your house’s special features stand out and get the attention they deserve.
Shades of gray siding color have been trending with great popularity, and homeowners are not appearing to waver in their enthusiasm for this versatile hue. Go with a bold, darker gray for an impactful visual statement, or a light gray for a more subtle, sophisticated look. Add to it the ideal trim color and bring cohesion to your overall aesthetic.
- White trim – Particularly dark grays look gorgeous with crisp white trim. Accent the look with a bright door to set your house apart.
- A different shade of gray – If your home is painted a light shade of gray, consider a darker shade for your trim. If you chose a bold, dark shade of gray for your siding, complement it with another gray in the same palette that is lighter for the perfect look.
Deep green, light green, and many shades in between look gorgeous on a home.
- White trim – Add crisp white to your green siding, and you’re sure to make heads turn. This clean, chic look will embrace all who enter. Your windows and door will stand out and deliver beautiful curb appeal you’ll love coming home to.
- A little darker color – When you choose a light green siding, a subtle change for your trim will add dimension to your home’s curb appeal. Go with a hue that is just a little darker than the one you painted the body of your home with, and you’ll enjoy a stylish look.
This warm color works well on Craftsman homes, making a friendly statement and giving you plenty of room for creative expression with your complementary color choice, your entry door, and even the accent furniture you select for your front porch.
- Beige trim – White would be too stark against earth-toned siding, so why not create a warm, earthy vibe with two different colors of brown? The rich, restful undertones of tan and beige combined warm up your exterior and say, “welcome!” They will blend perfectly with your green landscaping and look amazing with a pop of color on your front door.
- Slightly darker shade trim – When you choose a slightly darker shade of trim for a tan house, you’ll create a cohesive, unified look for your home that satisfies the eye. This allows other colors to act as accents and your door to take on a bold appearance.
Experience It for Yourself with Porter Family Exteriors
We love conversing about color, but what matters most is how color combinations look on your particular property—and how you feel about their impact. Rather than taking our word for it, why not experiment by trying some color on your house? The James Hardie Home Color Visualizer allows you to “try color on” from the convenience of your home to create a custom look you’re sure to love.
Once you find a few options you enjoy, get samples, take them home, and either paint them on a section of your siding and trim, or hold them up to your siding and trim to get a good look. You’ll land on the right combination. For more inspiration, view our featured projects and see how our siding upgrades transformed some Pennsylvania homes—like yours.