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Color Spotlight: Deep Ocean

Color Spotlight: Deep Ocean

Under the waves of a rolling sea, winding around underwater caverns you’ll find the inspiration for James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology bold blue color, Deep Ocean. It’s moody and daring, and when the color clads your home’s exterior, it’s sure to steal focus.

 

And the rich, robust hue will stay vibrant longer than field-applied paint. ColorPlus Technology provides a baked-on, fade-resistant, consistent finish on your siding that will last longer with lower maintenance.

 

We love the combination of HardiePlank® lap siding in Deep Ocean and HardieTrim® boards in Arctic White. It feels subtly nautical-inspired for a classic-meets-modern appearance.

 

Here are a few Deep Ocean abodes that make us ready to dive deep into the home siding hue:

 

Minnesota Blues

This Minnesota suburban home is clad in HardiePlank lap siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardieTrim batten boards, all in Deep Ocean, with Arctic White HardieTrim boards for a look that utters stylish and stunning.

 

Crisp Colonial

This remodeled American beauty is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Deep Ocean with HardieTrim boards in Arctic White. With a closer look, you’ll notice the entryway’s HardieSoffit® beaded porch panel and HardieTrim crown moulding details that add to a classic and cohesive look—tying together the bold blue and clean white.

 

Deep in the Midwest

This Midwest home showcases straight edge HardieShingle® siding, HardiePanel vertical siding and HardiePlank lap siding, all in Deep Ocean, paired with Arctic White HardieTrim boards. The natural stone foundation pairs well with the deep cobalt siding.

 

If you love the color blue, but seek a siding color that’s a hint softer, check out the soothing Boothbay Blue or Evening Blue. Finally, getting the blues is a good thing.

Earth-toned Exterior Colors

Earth-toned Exterior Colors

When it comes to home color trends, this year designers are looking the way of earth tones. Colors inspired by nature—tans, greens, browns and beige—make up the warm, rich and popular palette.   The understated earthy hues add softness to a home’s exterior, making them feel homey-yet-elegant. The collection of colors is versatile, too, so… Continue Reading

Homes with American Character

Homes with American Character

Walking past a home with American accents—think breeze-blowing flags, oversized porches, and a white picket fence—evokes a warm and welcoming vibe. These homes just seem to conjure up the feeling of summertime, the smell of a fired-up grill or the taste of iced-cold lemonade—all seeming to say, America.   We decided to take a closer… Continue Reading

Preview Exterior Siding Colors Before You Commit

  Don’t you wish you could preview your home’s exterior colors before making a final decision? We know, we do, too. That’s why James Hardie created a brand new color tool with the curated palette of ColorPlus® Technology colors in a variety of home architectural styles.   Now you can see your home clad in… Continue Reading

Before and After: Midwest Home Makeovers

Before and After: Midwest Home Makeovers

Re-siding a home can spark an exterior transformation. You may not think so, but new siding can look so good it makes you second-guess whether you’re pulling into the right driveway. There’s just something about fresh James Hardie® siding and trim that turns a drab-colored, worn-out looking house into a clean, updated, bright home. It’s… Continue Reading

Craftsman Style Homes Clad in James Hardie® Siding

Craftsman Style Homes Clad in James Hardie® Siding

Craftsman homes feel chock-full of character: the simplicity of the architecture, the natural materials, the stone details, the open porches and overhanging gables. They just have a cozy, warm look that make you want to call the structure, home.   The style boomed after the elaborate style of the Victorian era.  The simple and honest… Continue Reading

Clad your Home in a Bold Neutral

Clad your Home in a Bold Neutral

Neutral siding colors rule the suburbs—they’re safe and sophisticated at the same time. When selecting your home’s exterior hue, it’s important to look around and play off your surroundings. Are other homes on the block neutral? Is your home’s architecture more classic in style? It’s important to connect your siding and trim selections with the… Continue Reading

Red Brick Meets James Hardie® Siding

Red Brick Meets James Hardie® Siding

When it comes to bricks, red brick is the most common variety in the Midwest. According to market research, about 57 percent of Midwest homeowners have red brick details on their homes.   With the scientific advances in the building products industry over the past hundred years, James Hardie Building Products has engineered a fiber… Continue Reading

Standout Pergolas Meet Standout Siding

Standout Pergolas Meet Standout Siding

As Midwesterners, we wait for the sunshine to rear its head in spring. And when it does, we can’t get enough of it. That is until the burn sets in, then we look for a little protection. Pergolas offer some sunshade, all with the ability to soak up the spring’s warmer days.   Whether you’re… Continue Reading

Cape Cod Home Siding Styles and Hues

Cape Cod Home Siding Styles and Hues

Whether they’re in New England or the heart of the Midwest, Cape Cods were initially built as traditional English style homes that could withstand against the local stormy weather. The colonial Cape Cod designs were simple in style—a story and a half, pitched roof, weatherworn shingles, a central chimney, and gables. Nowadays, Cape Cods typically… Continue Reading