Your Guide to Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 by Ashley Rudolphi

Your Guide to Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home

How to Choose Siding and Stone Colors

When choosing siding and stone for your home remember the rule of three. It can be tempting to use as many cladding materials and colors as possible, but limiting yourself to three cladding options can help prevent your home from looking like a patchwork quilt.

First, choose your main body color. Then, choose two materials, like stone veneer or cedar shake siding, to complement it. Learn more about the rule of three here.

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Research shows siding preferences among homeowners have shifted to deeper, more saturated hues. In the past, there was a tendency for darker siding colors to absorb more heat, increasing the chances of heat distortion. Ply Gem’s colors have undergone extensive testing and are backed by an industry leading warranty, so you no longer have to fear choosing dark siding colors for your home. Learn about Ply Gem’s six new, on-trend siding colors here.  


How to Choose Window Colors

Did you know that windows come in more colors than just white? In fact, black windows are a hot new color trend that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.

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When choosing a window color it’s best to choose a color that complements or matches your home’s trim.



How to Choose a Roofing Color

There are a few things to consider when choosing a roof color.

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1. If you have brick on your home use a roof color that will complement the brick.

The red tones of most brick go well with darker brown roofing.

2. Match your roof color to your home’s architectural style.

For example, Victorian or Colonial homes look best with slate, while stucco homes look best with red or orange colors.

3. Consider how the sun can affect the roof color.

Sun can greatly affect the color of your roof. Make sure you ask for samples of the roofing colors you’re considering so you can take them home and look at them in full daylight.


To read more on choosing color choices for trim, gutters and shutters, please read the full article provided by PlyGem.







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