Most homeowners aren’t interior designers, and that’s okay. You can still achieve a beautiful and cohesive look for your home without a degree in design. Read on as Wilson Roofing, your trusted deck repair contractor, shares handy color theory principles to help you choose the right paint color for your siding:
The Basic Colors
If you don’t know where to begin when choosing a siding color, begin with the 12 basic colors. Choosing from these helps narrow down your options until you find the exact shade you love.
- Primary Colors: Red, blue, and yellow. Cannot be made from mixing other colors.
- Secondary Colors: Orange, purple, and green. Can be made by mixing the primary colors together.
- Tertiary Colors: The six shades that can be made from mixing primary and secondary colors.
Once you’ve chosen a basic color, you can create a variety of different versions in the same family by combining that color with a neutral. Feel free to mix and match as many shades and tints to get the color you want. After all, your siding contributes greatly to your home’s curb appeal so it’s important to get the color right the first time.
Complementary Color Scheme
While it covers the majority of your home’s exterior, your siding is not the only component of your home seen from the curb. This is where complementary colors come in handy. A complementary scheme uses two colors sitting opposite each other on a color wheel. Usually, one color is considered the dominant shade and the other one is an accent.
When choosing your siding color, consider the other exterior elements of your home. What color would tie them together and create a harmonious look? Neutrals are a great dominant choice if your home features bright and bold accents. They provide a place for the eye to rest and keeps the look from being too overwhelming.
If you have a siding color in mind, turn to Wilson Roofing for a quality installation. We also offer emergency roof and siding repair services. Call us at (855) 501-2220 to get started on your home remodeling project today. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas.