Curb Appeal Tips: Trendy Colors that Create Intrigue and Beauty


A lot of factors come into play when you’re planning the exterior colors for your home. You should always take a look at other homes in the neighborhood while choosing the color family you want to use. But that doesn’t mean that your home has to blend into the background of the entire neighborhood. It simply means that you’re going to have to take your time in choosing your palette. Let’s look at some trendy exterior color options for 2016.

Brighten the Neighborhood

White is making a big comeback in home exterior colors. It’s a very universal color that can be complemented and contrasted with relative ease. A white backdrop is a great way to introduce color via other means such as window trim, the entry door, privacy fences, porches, and other elements.

Yellow hues ranging from bright yellow to butterscotch offer a rich, warm atmosphere both for the interior and exterior of your home. Yellow is a welcoming color that can really help brighten the neighborhood and have people talking. Choosing complementing colors for yellow can be challenging because yellow looks different in varying lighting scenarios.

Taupe, putty, and shades of gray are very popular siding colors that offer a broad array of complementing colors to choose from. You can dress up these earthy tones with bright colors or create a sense of sophistication using darker colors.

Go Bold

Bold colors such as a very saturated blue or a heavy green provide a very earthy backdrop for other colors as well. Most bold colors go really well with today’s modern neighborhoods and complement their surroundings. Consider using bold colors with bright trim and accent pieces for a truly remarkable appeal.

Create Contrast

Color is often our only way to really make our home stand apart from others in the area. Many neighborhoods are full of homes that appear to have been shaped from the same mold and managed by the same homeowner’s association. Your homeowner’s association does have the ability to make you change paint colors, siding, or other elements that do not meet their requirements. So make sure your colors fit well within the guidelines while creating contrast and making your home unique among the crowd.


Trendy colors tend to change from year to year. What was popular in 2014 isn’t going to be nearly as popular in 2016, and what is popular in 2016 won’t be popular in 2018. We all understand how trends come and go, which is why it’s extremely important to choose the right color siding for your home. Siding is available in so many colors and styles to fit every architectural style and personal taste. We can show you how to create lasting curb appeal by mixing and matching colors and styles.

Drop by our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road in Palatine, IL to check out the types and colors of siding we have available. August is curb appeal month, so let’s start the planning process now so that your home will be fully prepared for Curb Appeal Month 2016. Call us at 847-991-9180 if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our curb appeal experts.