Mixing exterior materials is one of the biggest trends in the design world right now. A gorgeous siding combined with brick or stone can truly maximize curb appeal. Choosing the right materials and colors can feel overwhelming, 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 overall look.
Choosing Your Siding Material
Choosing a siding material is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your home. Not only does cladding matter aesthetically, some options 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 in which you live. New composite cladding is known for its looks and durability, plus it’s virtually maintenance-free!
Choosing Your Siding Color
Choosing a color for your siding will depend on other materials on your home. As stone generally comes in neutral shades like ivory and grey, you can match or contrast it with a variety of siding colors. Brick on the other hand, typically comes in red, orange and dark-brown colors. You may choose to paint your brick the same color as your siding, or you could go with a neutral or earth tone for your siding to nicely complement your brick.
For a neutral, timeless facade, a complimentary color palette will work best. Choose a siding color 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 with contrasting colors. 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.
Plenty of siding materials and colors are available for you to choose from. Whether you want your siding to complement or contrast your stone and brick, you can customize a stunning combination for your home exterior!