Gorgeous House Siding Colors To Beat "The Grays"

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House siding colors are all grown up. No longer limited to tepid gray and weak-kneed beige, siding colors encompass a greater swath of the rainbow (but still not everything).

Very strong colors (solid greens, golds, browns, reds, etc.) are still not the norm. One reason is that vinyl siding, which represents a huge chunk of the siding market—about one-third, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute—usually does not carry bold solid colors well. Though improvements have been made in color-fast technology, solids still fade faster than lighter colors; or at least, solids' fading shows up more prominently than lighter colors.

What's This One?

From CertainTeed Corporation, this fiber cement siding is stain-finished in Maple. The siding is Random Square Straight Edge (7-inch exposure). Because it is fiber-cement, the color can be brushed on. If the color fades, it can always be re-painted.

  • 01 of 09

    Yellow With White Trim, Classic House Colors

    house siding colors yellow
    CertainTeed Corporation

    Yellow is one of the best "compromise" house siding colors around. It has a classic feeling that looks superb with white trim, yet it's fresh enough to look modern and timely.

    From CertainTeed, this is a custom yellow color paint applied to fiber-cement WeatherBoards Smooth Lap.

  • 02 of 09

    Wood Shake and Light Green House Siding

    house siding colors designs
    CertainTeed Corporation

    You don't see many brown house siding colors in vinyl. That's because the lighter colors tend to hold better over time in vinyl. But with newer manufacturing techniques, deeper brown vinyl siding colors are possible.

    From CertainTeed, these are terra-cotta and cypress colors in vinyl siding.

  • 03 of 09

    Is Dark Brown Vinyl Siding Possible?

    house siding color ideas
    CertainTeed Corporation

    Like the previous brown house siding color, this color is rich enough to make you forget that you are looking at vinyl siding.

    From CertainTeed, this deep sable brown makes this vinyl siding look like anything but vinyl. white trim provides a crisp contrast to the dark field color.

  • 04 of 09

    Colonial Style Red House Siding

    house siding colors red
    James Hardie Industries

    For an American Colonial look, this house mixes the rich red of the siding, white trim, and black shingles for maximum contrast.

    From James Hardie Industries, this HardiePlank's (fiber-cement siding) color is traditional red.

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  • 05 of 09

    House Siding Colors: Chestnut Brown

    brown house siding
    James Hardie Industries

    This chestnut brown on HardiePlank has the rich look of real wood house siding.

    House Siding Color

    Chestnut Brown

    House Siding Type

    HardiePlank (Fiber-cement siding)

    Manufacturer

    James Hardie Industries

  • 06 of 09

    House Siding Colors: Creamy Yellow

    yellow house color
    James Hardie Industries

    This house siding color dials down yellow a notch or two for a creamy, pastel hue.

    House Siding Color

    Harris Cream

    House Siding Type

    HardiePlank (Fiber-cement siding)

    Manufacturer

    James Hardie Industries

  • 07 of 09

    House Siding Colors: Green

    green house color
    James Hardie Industries

    Green with touches of soothing blue, this house siding color in HardiePlank will look great in any neighborhood.

    House Siding Color

    Frosted Green

    House Siding Type

    HardiePlank (Fiber-cement siding)

    Manufacturer

    James Hardie Industries

  • 08 of 09

    House Siding Colors: Gold

    gold house color
    James Hardie Industries

    This Tuscan gold color from James Hardie Industries is another unique house siding color you may want to consider if you want to make your home stand out from the crowd.

    House Siding Color

    Tuscan Gold

    House Siding Type

    HardiePlank (Fiber-cement siding)

    Manufacturer

    James Hardie Industries

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  • 09 of 09

    House Siding Colors: Gray

    Gray house siding
    CertainTeed Corporation

    Gray house siding colors promote a stately, timeless feeling.

    House Siding Color

    Nantucket Gray

    House Siding Type

    Fiber-cement in ColorMax Prefinished Random Square Staggered Edge (7-inch exposure)

    Manufacturer

    CertainTeed Corporation