Looking for a siding color that’ll evoke mood instantly? Go dramatic with your color choice—opt for a dark hue. Designing home exteriors with a darker palette (even shades of black) is a new national and Midwest trend. Here in the Midwest, gray-toned homes with white trim are the most popular look.
To boost the drama, adding a bright white trim makes your home’s dark main color even more noticeable. Darker siding choices can provide a more modern look to your home and may make it look a little larger, too.
Here are some darker-cladded homes with a pop of a crisp white trim:
Iron Gray Updated Farmhouse
The Midwest homeowners of this dark gray beauty opted for the modern choices of Artisan® siding in Iron Gray and HardieTrim® boards in crisp Arctic White look sharp. The bold white roof color, with a pop of an orangey-red door adds simple and successful character.
Evening Blue in the Burbs
Timber Bark Beauty
This home is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Timber Bark with Arctic White HardieTrim boards. The modern outdoor space is ideal for dining and lounging, and looks warm and inviting next to the grayish-brown hue of the siding.
Urban Red Farmhouse
This large home stands out on the block in HardiePlank lap siding in bold Countrylane Red with crisp Arctic White HardieTrim boards. The darker color makes the home seem larger and the bright trim livens up the red hue.
If dark and dramatic isn’t your ideal exterior color choice, there are many colors in the James Hardie® ColorPlus® Technology palette. It’s the no-drama way to simply choose a main siding color, the trim, and any accents.