This post and images are brought to you by James Hardie. All opinions are our own.
Fall weather always has me thinking about home repairs and upgrades especially when it comes to protecting the exterior of my home. I want my house to look chic while still keeping some of those character elements I fell in love in the first place. I have been looking into durable home siding options that have some modern touches. I think I landed the jackpot when I discovered the siding options at James Hardie that are both durable and beautiful.
Beautiful Home Siding Options from James Hardie
I have to admit, the first thing that is drawing me to James Hardie is the color options though a close second is durability. The colors you choose can depend on the style of your home, and where you live. It can be a big decision picking from all the color options, but if you make a good choice the right color can truly bring out the charm and character of your home.
Those of you who live in the north might want to consider cooler colors such as blues and greys to give your home a breezy feeling and relaxed vibe. Greys and blues will look great on most homes, but they blend especially nicely in the north where colonial and Cape Cod style houses reign. I see many home siding options at James Hardie that are perfect for upgrading your home with a modern color twist.
If you are not sure where to begin, try playing around with the James Hardie Home Color Tool. This great feature allows you to try different home siding color combinations together and gives you suggestions as to what color trim will work best with your home. The colors available in this tool are not all inclusive, there are additional colors of siding available depending on your location, but it will get you started.
I am digging the color “Monterey Taupe”. Depending on your accent choices, this color is a nice middle ground that could work as a great siding or trim color. While neutral colors can work on any home, they look especially sleek on a more modern or newer build home. If you own a colonial style home, the evening blue would look absolutely gorgeous on this style home. Darker colors can make your house pop on a street full of light colored houses. If you like a little drama at the entrance of your house, try adding a lighter color trim to that darker color siding. This is one of my favorite combinations, and can make the character of your house shine.
You do not want to spend all that time picking out the perfect color just to have it fade away. You may have imagined yourself painting your home at some point or hiring painters to do the job. Can you imagine painting your home 50 times in a row? All the siding at James Hardie uses their ColorPlus Technology which includes 50 coats of color and finish to make sure your color holds true.
If that by itself is not enough, this siding comes with a 15-year warranty against peeling, cracking and chipping so you can ensure your paint color will last. This is especially important to me after all Old Man Winter gives the outside of my house a beating. I want my siding to still look beautiful as the backdrop for my summer BBQ’s and I know with 50 coats of color it will look fantastic.
Readers, what type of house do you have and what color of home siding do you prefer?