How to Choose Exterior Siding Colors

by Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR 12/26/2021

A home’s exterior is its first impression. From the way the curb appeal ensnares passersby and potential buyers to how your home presents to your community HOA, exterior features are areas to consider carefully before altering or adding enhancements, including your home’s siding. While it may be tempting to splash any color across your home, take a moment to consider what you really want out of your home’s siding aesthetic.

Here are a few colors to help kick-start your project.

Grays

Gray is a novel and wholly neutral color by itself. However, the various shades of gray, though still neutral, could add an astounding amount of depth to your home. Some of the most enticing colors include charcoal, dusty gray and gray-earth tone hybrids.

Grays are easy to find, simple to pair with accent colors and typically accepted by most HOAs.

Earth Tones

Another safe but easily paired color palate involves earthen tones. Earth tones are great for applying to home siding because of their ability to blend with their surroundings, such as trees, dirt or shrubbery. Also widely accepted by various HOAs and other neighborhood associations, earth tones are easy to come by and can be a benefit when adding textured siding or living features around the exterior of your home, like a living wall or vertical gardens.

Earthen tones comprise greens, browns and soft burnt oranges. Some may also include gray tones and all seem to take deep red accents well.

Black

If you’re looking for something a little bolder and don’t want to go with a borderline offensive color hue, try black. Black is a bold color that can blend well with just about any color scheme. Offset with softer, brighter colors, black can help your home stand out while providing you with a near-blank canvas for your exterior home accessories.

Because black is such a bold statement color, make sure that you’ve gained approval before adding it to your home’s exterior siding.

About the Author
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Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.  

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.  

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."