Consider Your Homes Architecture
Think of your home's exterior as your outdoors room and use color the way you would inside. Color can create balance among your architectural elements or highlight architectural accents. Typically there are architectural characteristics that are specific to different regions. Take this as a cue as to which colors would be appropriate for your home. Although some untypical styles can pop up in any region colors related to a specific architectural style look best.
In southern regions such as Florida the homes are varying shades and hues of cream, pink, taupe and gray. Take note of your home's roof if you are in this region. Some homes have siding and trim that match the roof color. Red tile roofs are very dramatic and work best with similarly colored accents or natural tones. Try our White, Wicker, Cream or Clay exterior window and door treatments.
You are probably very familiar with the Cape Cod style house, especially if you live along the eastern coast. You will find that most of these homes have neutral colors such as beige, gray or taupe for the siding and darker jewel toned colors for shutters. You'll find our Classic Blue, Bordeaux, Forest Brown, Midnight Green and Black colors great accents for your Cape Cod home.
The mid-west is a great place to find many styles of architecture and lots of color. Most of the homes use colors similar to the Cape Cod style but sometime they have very dark siding or brick exteriors. A common way to use color is to choose accent colors that are a shade or two lighter or darker that the siding color. Treat you taupe siding with our Clay accents or blue siding with our Classic Blue accents to achieve this look.