As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to look after your home and ensure it looks beautiful inside and out. This means that you shouldn’t overlook minor details on your home’s exterior and should focus on the more visible parts of your home like the siding, for example. You have to ensure that your home is in its best condition, with a coherent theme and design to increase its curb appeal.
New Image Elite, the storm damage roof repair expert, gives tips and tricks on achieving color harmony in your trim and siding.
Understand the Color Wheel
Understanding the fundamentals of colors is important if you want to achieve color harmony. The color wheel can help you find which colors blend well together. Here is a rundown of the most effective and commonly used color harmonies on the wheel:
- Complementary Colors – These colors appear on the color wheel as opposites of each other. A few examples of this color harmony are red and green, blue and orange, purple and yellow. Combined, these colors give your home a vibrant pop when utilized effectively due to their beautiful contrast.
- Analogous Colors – This color harmony is the most common one found in most households today. The colors used in this harmony can be seen right next to each other on the color wheel. These colors work well together when you want to create a calm and safe color scheme.
- Triad – Triads are three-color combinations consisting of a dominant color, followed by two colors on either side of the dominant color, resulting in a trio of colors with minimal contrast. Using this color scheme will certainly make your home stand out. When using this color scheme, be sure to follow the 60-30-10 rule: one color should take the leading role, while the second color acts as a hue, and the third color is to be used as an accent to bring the whole thing together.
Picking a color can be tricky and exciting at the same time, which is why we strongly recommend you to consult a roof repair and design expert before making a final decision.
Choose Colors That Last
To make your home stand out with vibrant and long-lasting colors, we recommend installing James Hardie® siding that uses ColorPlus® technology. Regular paint starts to fade after prolonged exposure to the elements. Meanwhile, the colors on James Hardie® siding can stand the test of time, maintaining its vibrant and beautiful color for the years to come.