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Add Drama to your Exterior with Dark Hues

Add Drama to your Exterior with Dark Hues

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.

Artisan Iron Gray Indiana

Evening Blue in the Burbs

This suburban home is clad in HardiePlank® lap siding in Evening Blue, a gray-toned blue that looks modern, welcoming and clean. The Arctic White HardieTrim boards add a hint of freshness.

Kipnis Architecture Home Glencoe ColorPlus HardiePlank HardieTrim Evening Blue Arctic Blue Scott Bell Photography


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.

Timber Bark HardiePlank Renovated Ranch shot from the back of the home. New York State by Knight Architecture. (RE) Real Estate

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.

Phil Eby - Eby Exteriors 717-278-1963 21 N Center St, Akron PA HardiePlank and HardieTrim re-side

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.