Your home’s siding reflects your personality and gives friends and family a preview of your home interior’s style. When you’re planning your replacement siding’s style, it should reflect your personal taste and maximize your curb appeal, adding value to your property. Express your taste through your selection of not only siding style, but also its texture and color.
While it’s great to go with popular trends, finetuning that trend with your favorite features can make your house uniquely yours. And isn’t that what our home should be? An accurate reflection of who we are. So go ahead—express yourself!
Now Trending—Siding Styles that Make Your Head Turn!
1. Crisp, clean lines are in.
Modern lines and smooth textures are in the forefront of today’s siding trends. This contemporary look doesn’t disappoint! You can achieve it by installing Hardie Artisan siding profiles such as V-Groove or Square Channel—which are part of the Hardie Architectural Collection.
2. Rustic chic board and batten siding wows guests.
This popular siding style is perfect for modern farmhouse architecture, but it certainly isn’t limited to farmhouses! Board and batten also looks fabulous on a variety of architectural styles. In fact, it just may never go out of style. It can be used to cover a whole house or as an accent for your home’s gables. The board and batten look is achieved by installing vertical siding panels (such as HardiePanel) and then adding thin trim boards (enter HardieTrim) between the siding joints for a decorative element that adds character and texture to the overall aesthetic.
3. Bold colors that make a statement are trending.
Part of your home exterior’s style consists of the color combination you choose to accent its siding, unique elements, and architectural features you want to draw the eye to. While gray and white were the top home exterior color choices for several years, homeowners are pressing for bolder colors and becoming more daring in their selections. Blue is increasing in popularity as a trendy siding color, and green is also being chosen more frequently these days. Once you make the selection for the body of your home, you can either go with a stark contrasting color for your trim, or if you started with a bold color, you can choose a more subtle approach by selecting a secondary color in the same family as the body of your home, yet a bit lighter.
4. Soothing off-white/cream color is 2024’s preferred color.
This elegant color is projected to be the preferred color choice among American homeowners who are updating the color of their exterior in 2024. Light gray, white, light brown, and medium blue are the additional exterior colors among the top five choices for 2024.
5. Combine siding styles and textures for visual interest.
As you renovate your home exterior, mixing siding can add to your property’s visual appeal and bring out its most important features. Adding texture to your window trim can help draw the eye to your windows. Can’t make up your mind on siding style? Why not add interest to your exterior by combining the siding styles you love and using them to personalize your home?
6. Outdoor and indoor spaces can merge just outside your back door.
If you and your family enjoy lounging outdoors, why not create an outdoor space that seamlessly flows from your indoor space? Begin with a sliding glass door in your open concept living area, then extend your roof with a (siding covered) ceiling over a patio to create an “outdoor room” you can enjoy. Some homeowners even bring outdoor siding indoors to cover an interior ceiling as a spunky surprise inside their home.
7. Your surroundings and geographical location matter.
As you narrow down the perfect siding style for your house, lean into not only these great trends, but also lean into the location of your home. Your siding should suit your property’s geography, fit with your region, and work alongside the homes in your neighborhood. As much as you love the beach, if you live in a county around Philadelphia, a beachy house exterior will look out of place and odd, hindering your curb appeal and decreasing your resale value. Look around you for style inspiration. Notice how urban properties often go with brighter colors, while properties with acreage communities may choose more of a modern farmhouse appeal, and suburbs may prefer a balanced, traditional approach.
8. Design remains at the forefront of today’s trends.
The details you decide on for your exterior make up your siding design. The color you choose to cover your home in enhances its features and elevates its style. Take a moment to explore siding colors that are popular in your area by looking at the designer-picked James Hardie Statement Collection—a group of timeless choices that are readily available in your area. If you’re more on the daring side, look at the Dream Collection—a perfectly curated group of a variety of colors (over 700!) that give you every opportunity to fully customize your home’s style.
Inspiration to Make Your Dreams a Reality
Whether you choose vertical or lap siding, textured or smooth, there’s a smart balance you can find if you simply take all of the trends into consideration before settling on your final choice for your new siding’s style. Be yourself, decide on what you love, and enjoy the transformation journey as your exterior is renovated and your dreams come true!
Regardless of what type you choose, durable siding material never goes out of style. And James Hardie fiber cement siding is a product you can rely on for decades. At Porter Family Exteriors, we are a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor, so you can rest at ease that your siding will be installed with precision and your 30-year warranty will be honored. Take a moment to discover how our siding services can enhance your curb appeal and make your home exterior dreams come true.