Brick home with vinyl siding and shutters

Whether you’re looking to put your house up on the market or just want to change up the color scheme, picking the right colors for your siding and shutters can be overwhelming, to say the least. With thousands of shades and hues to choose from, finding the perfect color pairing could take forever. For example, if you settle on gray and blue, you’ll then have to choose from iron-gray, pearl gray, slate gray, etc., and then once that’s hashed out, you’ll have to decide how dark the blue is. From there, the remaining choices you’ll have to make seem countless. Thankfully, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., has a few ideas for exterior siding and shutter color combinations that will help your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

Cool and Dark Schemes

We understand many homeowners love darker colors with cool tones, which is why we provide clients with a general base color and then suggest complementing colors in the design phase. For example, a house with midnight blue siding would look great with forest green or dark chestnut shutters. Against brick red or mahogany colored siding, we’d recommend a shade of suede, muted enough to not be an eyesore but also light enough to accent the rich color of the siding. Lastly, for siding with a darker olive color, we find that a soft, off-white hue on the shutter gives the color on the siding more depth without being too overpowering.

Warm, Vibrant Combos

If bright, vibrant siding and shutters that can be seen from down the road are more your style, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., can help. We’ve found that you can go one of two ways with the combinations here: use a darker shade of a complimentary color on the shutter, or pick an equally bright, analogous color for the siding. In terms of siding, you can also look for color triads, and then pick one of the other two colors offered.

Analogous colors are neighbors on the spectrum, and triads are points adjacent to the main color that form a triangle on a color wheel. If you’re feeling bold, choose red or black shutters against white siding, or if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, you could opt for seafoam green or powder blue. For houses with yellow siding, something like robin’s egg or slate blue could be the answer, and if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, burnt orange never fails to look great against a yellow house. For beige siding, we recommend earthy brown colors or a tone of red with some depth to it.

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These are just the basics when it comes to color combinations. Analogous and triad options are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of creating color schemes. With options in the monochromatic and complementary color fields as well, you’ll have quite a task ahead of you to select the right combinations. Fortunately, that’s where New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., can help! For more information and to get started, contact us today.