What color of siding do you think we should use?

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we need to cover up the white wooden triangle shapes on our house. They have been painted a lot but always peel because of the bright sun....so we are going to have siding put up. I think a greyish blue would be nice but my fiancé thinks a tan. If we can't decide on a color, we may just go with a safe white. Thoughts, suggestions anyone? Thanks!!
q what color of siding do you think we should use
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  • Pom23302899 Pom23302899 on Mar 05, 2018
    A soft 1/4 tea which would be three shades lighter than your window shades. Why is the white peeling in sunshine? It ought to be ideal. Quality of paint? There is a paint made with cooler in it, a little more expensive but might help. I have used White Pearl on my home. Looks great. Most paints need redoing about every 5-7 years optimal I think.
  • Dem8822617 Dem8822617 on Mar 05, 2018
    use a color that matches stonework on left and right wings of house to make the wings look taller and blend with the roof color. Do not use greyish blue as it will only add another color element to an already busy looking house. Paint all trim, including awnings to match the new siding color. Stain or use the correct paint for the material in the inset where door is to make all the house below the roofline match.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 05, 2018
    Definitely Not tan, you have way to many browns and tans already. I would go on the blue side, maybe a slate blue. I think blue goes with browns very well. And it will look good with the brick, too. You could even paint your front door the same blue. You can always get color samples and paint a spot on your eves, check them several times of day (different light) and in different kinds of weather (sunny, overcast, stormy). When you get the samples, make sure that the colors you pick are the same colors available in the siding you are looking at. Then you can decide which color works for both of you. Good luck with picking your color.
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 05, 2018
    If you are not re-roofing, I'd use a green tone with white trim.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 05, 2018
    i'm with your fiance. a lighter tan and keep the door white- right now my eyes are drawn to the white peaks not the front door.
  • Peter Peter on Mar 05, 2018
    Tan stone... reddish brick... red tone to roofing.... more tan or stone color is Boring!
    I'm with Shore grandmom... but her taste seems to be a pattern that is prevalent around shore towns... ; )
    The problem with siding is it (the older stuff, at least) rarely has intense color. Some newer products do... but my shopping ended years ago, and directing you would require a person familiar with several producers.
    Oh, the awnings are extending the colorless appearance. Perhaps they can later complement the door.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Mar 05, 2018
    Light grey
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 05, 2018
    Get samples of the different colors you are thinking of and put a block of each on the white to see which one you two can agree on. My self I would try to go with Demille4's suggestion of matching the wing color. Once you get the siding on, definitely change the door color from white as it would stick out like a sore thumb. Something that goes with the lighter bricks on the wings will make the house look a lot larger and not draw the eyes to it like the white does. Once you are done, then you can deal with the awnings if you think they need changing to the color of the new siding. I hope this helps!
  • SalvageBoyz SalvageBoyz on Mar 05, 2018
    I would not got white. I would do tan on the siding and paint that front door in blue grayish color or the green in the pick. Getting those awnings gone around your windows would differently make your home look a lot different.
    • Kari Kari on Mar 10, 2018
      I think the awnings should also go....but am having a hard time picturing what the house would look like then.....i may paint awnings a different color when the house gets painted...if they stay at all
  • Ct1156 Ct1156 on Mar 05, 2018
    Personally, I like the white, or maybe a warmer off white. That way, no matter what you do with awnings, doors etc nothing will clash. I think tan or beige would be too blended with the brick, and blue or gray is too cool with the warmer brick tones. They are meant to be a detail feature for architectural interest, so they should not be "beiged" in to the rest of the house in my opinion
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 06, 2018
    The front of your house is so busy with the different bricks, I'd go along with you and just use a nice tan that blends with the rest of the house. White is too stark a contrast. I'd also remove the dated metal(?) awnings and use wood blinds inside to block the sun.
  • Kay Marshall Kay Marshall on Mar 06, 2018
    When you have a busy front on a house such as yours; unless you like it because it is YOUR house, I would go with the awnings color as close as possible. Go get a bunch of samples and match it as closely to your awnings as possible. I like the idea of the flow to go smoothly on the picture you posted of your house. I would even consider painting the red brick at the porch the same color or something complimentary to ease the busy look on the eye. Stand out front and STUDY the house before you do the changes. I've found that to be helpful! Happy painting and hope you enjoy your results!!!
  • Kari Kari on Mar 06, 2018
    I wanted to send out an overall thank you to everyone for their opinions! I really do appreciate what each and every one of you told me so far. It would be easier to not make a decision at all, but what fun would that be?! I am not sure what I will decide yet so if anyone else has some idea, send it my way! Thanks again everyone...when I do make a decision, I will try to remember to post a pic of the final results!
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Mar 06, 2018
    I'd go with a color the same as the brick inset in the middle.
  • Mary Staat Coomer Mary Staat Coomer on Mar 09, 2018
    I go with the gray in the stone and paint the door and trim with a darker gray to pop ............