Chapter 3

Siding Colors

Picking the right siding color is such an important step because it changes the whole look of your home and affects its curb appeal. We want to help you make the best choice for your home so here are a few things to consider when picking a siding color.

Large gray two story home with big porch and nice stone pathway.


Southern homes tend to have lighter colors due to the heat and sun. As for Minnesota, our northern homes stick to more neutral colors. A bright yellow home might be a bit too much for your eyes during the snowy season. Try to pick a color that will work with every season and that won’t be too overpowering.

Popular colors in Minnesotan homes include gray, blue, green, brown, and beige. Check out our blog post on the “5 Most Popular Home Siding Colors”, for more details.

A brown and tan house with a garage in Minnesota.
Sandstone beige Hardie siding Exteriors by Highmark home

The Style of Your Home

Some home styles commonly stick to one exterior color, while other styles allow for multiple colors. Here are a few common home styles and color themes:

  • Cape Cod – You can have fun with accents like window shutters
  • Craftsman – Allows for a lot of natural colors with trim, brick, and stone
  • Contemporary – Usually sticks to one or two colors
  • Mediterranean – Not very common in Minnesota, sticks to lighter colors
  • Prairie – Sticks to one color, but has lots of windows and organic patterns
  • Ranch – Often has one color, with a complimentary trim color
  • Cottage – Tends to have brighter exterior colors
Home exterior with blue and tan siding
evening blue hardie siding exteriors by highmark home
A white home is being built in a neighborhood.

Size of Your Home

Swatches are small–your home is big! A color might look lighter or darker when applied to a home. Keep this in mind when you pick your color. Darker colors might be too intense on a larger scale. Lighter colors might not be intense enough. If you have the ability to create a bigger paint test area, you should certainly do it.

You’ll also want to consider complimentary colors and the color of your roof – both will impact the main color you choose for your home. For example, a more neutral colored roof can match an array of colors, while a darker roof is often softened with a lighter siding color.

There are other things to consider as well, so feel free to reference our article, “How to choose the Right Siding Color for Your Home”. Our team can also use a computer-generated tool that will give you a 3-D model of your home with different color options. This will allow you to see how different colors look on your home with less hassle.

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