What colors do you picture when you think of summer? Do you picture green grass on your lawn or in a field? Or the blue of the ocean and the light brown of the sand near the surf? Perhaps its the many colors you’d see in a garden. What’s the color of your dream home? What if you could make the exterior of that dream home a reality? It can happen because incredible summer colors are possible with Good Guys Contracting and James Hardie Siding.
Good Guys Contracting Can Make Your Home Sing with Color
If you’re looking to beautify your home’s exterior but also want a strong durable siding, James Hardie Siding fits the bill. And Good Guys is a preferred James Hardie remodeler. That means we have to maintain the company’s exacting standards. This fiber-cement siding is designed to stand up to everything Long Island can throw at your home, and it can enhance your curb appeal. Let Good Guys show you how colorful your home can be this summer.
How to Choose Your Siding Color
Choosing a color for your siding can be a difficult, personal decision but the James Hardie website gives a few tips for those trying to find the right color for them. A useful tool is the color wheel, a method of showing the relationships between colors. The color wheel is divided into 12 sections and it helps you find color combinations that are pleasing to the eye. Why is this important when choosing siding? Because your siding must blend with the colors of the trim, molding, and columns outside your home.
When using the color wheel, some of the most common combinations involve analogous colors, which are colors that are right next to each other on the wheel. They are most often used when you want to limit contrast between three different colors on your home’s exterior. Complementary colors are used to create a strong contrast between two colors that are opposites on the color wheel. Then there’s the triad, which is when you select a color without using a contrasting color. You would use two colors on either side of a contrasting color. This would give you a low-contrast combination.
Common Color Choices
Among the most popular color choices are warm colors like orange and yellow, which are popular in rural areas or traditional homes. Cool colors include the colors of sky and water, like navy blue or blue-gray shades. This is popular on cape cod style homes. Lush colors such as green or yellow-based green work well on the exteriors in areas where there are lots of green leafy trees. They’re also ideal for casual homes. Light colors often work on colonials while dark colors, which usually go well with white trim, work best in older neighborhoods where they won’t stick out. Finally, neutral colors generally work for more contemporary homes.
Whatever Color You Choose, Let Good Guys Install It
When you choose your color, you’re ready for your expert installation. Good Guys Contracting will explain every step of the process to you and we’ll make your home look spectacular. Contact us today.