One of the biggest decisions that homeowners make is which siding material to choose. As the most immediately apparent and defining characteristic of a home, a lot of effort goes into choosing the right material, color and style to give the home the precise aesthetic the owner seeks.
This year, there are several siding trends that are influencing the way homes look. From mixing textures to using contrasting siding and darker colors, homeowners are finding exciting ways to maximize their home’s visual appeal.
Here are four siding trends for 2022 that can inspire homeowners who are looking to install new siding or give their current siding a refresh.
1. Mixing Textures
This year, many homeowners are looking to provide their home with an additional layer of visual interest by blending different siding materials, textures and profiles.
For example, some are combining profiles by using fiber cement or vinyl siding on the home with multiple lap exposures on an elevation. Others are varying the direction of the siding using vertical board and batten siding. Not only is this option popular on its own, but it is increasingly being combined with traditional horizontal siding.
Some homes are also achieving a unique look by blending different types of siding materials together. For example, they might use vinyl siding across the lower half of the home with cedar shakes across the upper half. Textures such as steel, brick and stone are also being used to give the home’s exterior greater contrast.
On homes with large facades, combining textures, profiles or materials is a great way to provide some much-needed depth.
2. Fiber Cement Siding
When it comes to materials, fiber cement is being increasingly favored thanks to the many benefits it offers. Chief among them is the fact that it is long-lasting and resistant to wear and tear thanks to its composition of strong materials such as cement and wood fiber.
Another major benefit of fiber cement siding is that it can give a home the look of wood siding without requiring the same amount of staining, repainting and resealing that wood requires. It is also a good choice for homes that are situated in areas where there is a high risk of wildfires thanks to its fire- and heat-resistant qualities.
3. Contrasting Siding Trim
Using siding trim that contrasts with the color of the bulk of the siding is a great way to make a home stand out. This year, black accents are especially popular, particularly when paired with gray siding. Contrasting siding trim works with a broad range of materials, from vinyl to cellular PVC.
4. Dark Colors
In the last few years, dark siding has risen to prominence, and it remains in favor in 2022. Darker shades of siding were often avoided in the past as older materials used for siding tended to fade easily, but newer manufacturing techniques are giving darker siding shades greater lasting power, allowing homeowners to get a striking look without concerns about fading and maintenance.
Darker colors inspired by nature are especially popular right now. Some of the top shades for siding in 2022 include:
- Gray – Gray provides an elegant and dramatic look for those who are looking for something dark without making the statement that black does. It ranges in tonality and undertones, and homeowners are opting for everything from softer and more natural stone grays to grays with a blue undertone. Gray works well with a variety of architectural styles and complements most color palettes.
- Green – Green is one of the most natural color choices for siding, and it is a great way to set a home apart from the others surrounding it without being too bold. This year, sage – a green that is softened with gray undertones – is favored by homeowners who are looking to complement their home’s natural surroundings. Moreover, as a neutral color, it works well with a darker exterior door, shutters and windows.
- Blue – Siding manufacturers report that blue shades have been popular for several years now, but for 2022, bold and vibrant blues are taking center stage. For homeowners who are less adventurous, softer blues can provide a calming and soothing exterior that complements materials such as stucco and stone.
- Brown – Brown shades are in high demand this year, and homeowners are opting for everything from a lighter tan hue to rich, dark coffee browns. Every shade of brown looks good with traditional architecture styles while highlighting the undertones of natural materials such as stone and wood to give a home a calming and natural presence.
Contact The Siding Professionals
Whether you are looking to replace aging siding or give your home’s appearance an update, the experienced siding contractors at Adelphia Exteriors can help you choose the right siding for your home. Reach out today online or over the phone at (703) 386- 7357 to request a free siding evaluation.