“Considering the exterior of a home, including its color scheme, is one of the most highly influential factors in terms of curb appeal, it’s extremely beneficial to be informed of the latest color trends that are expected to take off in 2019,” said Christopher Wittmann, CR, exterior product specialist with Callen Construction. “Until recently, many homeowners opted for subtle tones for their siding. However, more lively colors are making their way onto the scene this year along with complimentary bright and dark tints.”
“One trend expected to gain momentum in 2019 entails utilizing deep, luxurious, natural hues such as hunter green or autumn red,” Christopher said. “The key to forming a beautiful outward appearance for your home is to use these darker hues as the main color while also thoughtfully integrating complimentary colors, which are opposite one another on the color wheel, such as yellow and purple and orange and blue.”
It is important to remember these colors come in a wide range of different shades. “Moreover, it’s recommend to use these complimentary colors on features of the home that are apart from the siding, such as the front door or the window trim or shutters. When applied tastefully, you’re sure to achieve exquisite results,” he said.
A similar and continuously growing trend involves selecting a darker siding color, but instead of including complimentary colors, this trend calls for a combination of dark and light tones. This technique works best when the dark siding color is a strong, bold choice that compliments other characteristics of a home. For instance, cobalt blue siding on a home with white trim and a crimson red front door as the centerpiece work well together. “The ultimate objective is to develop a powerful color palette that will really catch the eye of passersby,” said Christopher. “To follow this trend, simply select a fashionable, deep siding color and then refer to the light and dark color spectrum to find tones that will accompany the siding. Follow these guidelines carefully and you’re sure to attain an attractive appearance for your home.”
Interestingly, an emerging trend involving uniform colors across varying siding materials is predicted to rise in popularity this year. Homeowners are gradually turning away from using more than four colors on a home for variation, and instead are opting for textural distinctions. In other words, the physical differences between the siding materials will function as the transitions on the home instead of color.
From showcasing a rich tone with complimentary colors, to using a darker siding color along with light and dark tones, to displaying different siding textures of the same hue, the 2019 siding color trends are diverse and refreshing. “Staying informed of these modern trends will give you the best opportunity to increase your curb appeal,” he said. “So, make the first impression of your home a memorable one with the latest siding color trends.”