Siding and Trim Color Combinations That Work

December 25th, 2020 | by caronq

Any home remodeling professional would tell you to choose home components that are not only functional, but also beautiful. Exterior components are particularly important in improving your home’s curb appeal and adding to its market value.

Top-quality siding and trim materials are sturdy and reliable. They offer protection against the elements and last longer than cheaper options. But if you’re not careful in choosing the right colors, they might end up looking out of place. 

When this happens, it can affect your home’s curb appeal and value. It’s often enough for one unsightly home to cause the value of the properties in a neighborhood to plummet. So, if you’re choosing siding and trim colors, you’re not just doing it for your own home, but also for your neighborhood. That’s how important it is to make the right decision.

To make sure that you won’t regret your home remodel or custom home construction, here are some tips on choosing the right siding and trim colors and combinations.

White Siding

Just because your home has white siding doesn’t mean you should be pressured to choose a different color of trim. White trim on a white home is perfect. It has a unifying effect that benefits the various accents of your home. It can give your traditional or even your vintage home a modern appearance.

For more warmth and coziness, however, you can choose tan-colored trim that gives your home that familiar and comfortable feel when your home remodeling project is finished.

Blue Siding

Want to go the classic route? Try white trim on your blue house. There are various tints of blue for your siding, and all of them can benefit from white trim.

If you’re thinking about updating the look of your home without losing its familiar vibe, try grey trim on your blue siding.

Grey Siding

The best choice for a custom home with grey siding is white trim. The contrast between grey and white creates a bold visual statement for instant curb appeal.

Beige Siding

If you have beige siding, pair it with tan trim. If you have a tan-colored house, use beige trim. These two hues just look great together. You’ll love the earth-tone theme they’ll give your home.

However, if you’re thinking about installing beige siding, and you’re the proud owner of an old-fashioned style of home, try pairing the beige siding with the same color trim. You might not believe it at first, but you’ll be surprised by the soft accent created by blending beige on beige.

Red Siding

Nothing says bold like red siding. It’s pretty and inviting, and it’s also just the right amount of warmth. If you want even more of that warmth, though, try adding beige trim. You might think the contrast between red siding and white trim is more to your taste, but that combination might make your home look like a barn, and not by design. Beige trim is safe, warm and pretty on red siding.

Green Siding

Going retro with your custom home construction? Try green siding with a little mix of black. Then, pair it with white trim that will make the green siding pop. It’s a meeting of the old and new that you’ll love for years to come.

These are some of the best siding and trim color combinations today, but there many more color combinations that might work better according to your personality and taste. It’s a good idea to talk to your contractors to get more advice. You can also ask them for swatches to give you a solid idea of how the colors would look when paired together.

Here are more tips that can help you mix and match siding and trim colors when you do your whole-home renovation.

Go With Your Own Choices

Of course, combining color options when it comes to new siding or trim means following some rules. But those rules are not exactly hard and fast. You are still free to choose the colors you want. 

When you choose siding and trim colors, don’t be too afraid to go with your gut, taste and personality. You’re the one who will be living in that home, so you’ll be looking at the siding and trim every day. It’s important that you like what you see whenever you’re driving up to it or looking at it while you’re gardening or having coffee on your patio. If the colors make you happy, you’ve done a good job.

That being said, don’t hesitate to ask for advice from your designer or contractor if you can’t decide which colors to choose among the ones you really like.

Take the Style Into Account

Your home’s siding color isn’t the only cue for choosing the trim. Look at your home’s style and figure out the colors that would make it look better. You can go with rustic or modern colors, earth tones and other options depending on the style of your home, your taste and other factors that may come into play.

Don’t Forget About Swatches

Swatches can help you choose colors and how they look when paired together even before you choose siding or trim materials. Most contractors and home improvement stores have swatches you can use. You can also ask someone to paint small pieces of board with the colors you like so you can look at them at different times of the day.

Some home improvement websites have visualizer apps you can use for free. Instead of relying on swatches alone, you can also picture your house with the colors you want by using a visualizer. You can find visualizers that allow you to view options for your kitchen remodel, bathroom renovation or whole home remodeling projects, among others.

Make the Combinations You Love

Whether your combinations are unusual or traditional, the choice is totally up to you. As mentioned earlier, you’re the one who will be looking at the colors every day, so what truly matters is how comfortable and happy you are with them.

If you want to talk about siding and trim colors, reach out to Peartree Homes. We are professional home remodelers. We can help with your project, whether it’s siding replacement or kitchen remodeling. Get in touch with us today at (843) 343-5808, or fill out this form. We’ll be glad to work with you to make your dream project come true.