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LP SmartSide siding color schemes featuring blue lap siding with while trim

Choosing the perfect color scheme for your home with LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding

Choosing the perfect color scheme for your siding replacement should be about more than picking your favorite colors and slapping them onto your house. It’s actually a very important decision based on your home’s architectural style, the neighborhood vibe, and regulations, and, let’s be honest, trying not to be the eyesore of the block. 

If you are searching for a siding that stands out in both durability and curb appeal, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® isn’t just an option – its the option. With this innovative siding product, you can expect: 

In this guide, we’ll discuss the considerations when selecting LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® colors and color schemes that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood. We’ll explore how different colors can harmonize with your home’s architectural style, the surrounding environment, the other major exterior systems on your home (your roof, landscaping, etc.), and even the changing light throughout the day. 

Join us on a journey to discover how LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding colors can elevate your home’s exterior to a new level of elegance and sophistication. By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and inspiration needed to make a color choice that not only suits your taste but also transforms your home into a true masterpiece. 

The LP SmartSide® Color Palette - A World of Possibilities

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish color palette

When it comes to LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding, the color palette is fairly extensive for a pre-finished product. The LP SmartSide® color palette has a nice spectrum of colors carefully designed to suit various tastes and architectural styles. From timeless neutrals to bold, statement-making shades, LP SmartSide® offers a vast array of colors to choose from. 

Versatility and timelessness at your fingertips

One of the incredible things about LP SmartSide® is its flexibility. Whether your home has a traditional charm, modern flair, or something in between, there’s a color choice for it. In addition to several siding styles designed to match your home’s style, they provide so many colors that you can achieve accent walls and custom trim flawlessly. You can keep it classic with warm beiges or venture into contemporary territory with cool grays. We have seen some customers make a bold choice with the darker and more vibrant shades available with a show-stopping result.   

One of the standout features of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® is that it arrives prefinished with a professionally applied finish. This not only saves you time and labor during installation but also ensures a consistent, high-quality appearance across your entire exterior. The pre-finishing process involves applying primer and multiple coats of high-grade paint that provide a long-lasting finish. 

This creates a distinct advantage over having to choose the right paint and hire a company to paint your newly installed siding. 

Choosing your color story

But how do you pick the perfect color? That’s where we come in. With its pre-finished beauty, durability, energy efficiency, and eco-friendly manufacturing, it’s an expert choice for homeowners who are looking for both style and substance. When choosing colors for your home, one of the first considerations is choosing between warm and cool color palettes for your exterior remodeling project. There is a lot to consider prior to choosing a palette, including your personal preferences, the architectural style of your home, and the surrounding environment. Here are some considerations to help you make the right choice: 

Ultimately, the color choice of your new siding should align with your vision for your home’s appearance and the surrounding context. Both warm and cool colors can create beautiful and inviting exteriors. So, trust your instincts and preferences while keeping these considerations in mind. If you live in an HOA-managed community, make sure to check for your neighborhood’s approved exterior colors before getting too far in the process. 

Evaluate the surroundings - Harmony with nature

Your home is not an island; it’s part of a larger landscape. When choosing a color palette for your siding replacement, there are many factors to consider. These include the importance of your home’s architectural style, surroundings, and personal preferences. It’s so important to consider the importance of complimenting existing features, including your roof, landscape, and the natural light available at your property. Your roof takes up a substantial portion of your home’s exterior. Choosing a color scheme that compliments it is often over looked, but should be a priority. 

Nature's Color Palette:

Take a cue from Mother Nature. Look around your home to see what colors prevail in your area. Lush greenery, blue skies, and earthy tones can all influence your choice. A warm color palette might blend seamlessly with the golden hues of a desert landscape, while cool colors could resonate with the serenity of a coastal setting. 

Curb Appeal impact:

Studies have shown that exterior colors harmonizing with the natural surroundings can enhance curb appeal. A color scheme that complements the surrounding landscaping can make your home more integrated into the environment. 

Pro Tip: Consider Local Culture and Traditions: A study by the National Association of Home Builders found that homes with colors that respect local cultural and regional traditions tend to have higher curb appeal. For instance, if your home is located in a historic downtown area, there is often a long-standing tradition of using bold, vibrant colors. Embracing this tradition not only enhances curb appeal but also creates a sense of belonging in the community. When painting historic homes, consulting archives can uncover the home’s original colors. This strategy pays homage to the history of the home while adding immense curb appeal. 

Regional Considerations:

Different regions have distinct color preferences. For instance, warm, earthy tones are often favored in the southwestern United States, while coastal areas might embrace cool blues and greens. In our Colorado mountains, color schemes often revolve around browns, greens, and other earthy tones. Research local color trends to see what works best for your region. 

Energy Efficiency:

Believe it or not, the color of your home can impact energy efficiency. Light-colored, cool hues can reflect sunlight and heat, helping to keep your home cooler in hot climates. This can reduce your cooling costs and environmental footprint. 

Pro Tip: Consider Local Culture and Traditions: The U.S. Department of Energy recommends cool siding and roofing colors for homes in warmer climates to save on energy costs. These colors reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, keeping your home cooler and reducing cooling costs. 

Additionally, ENERGY STAR advises that maintaining your exterior finish, regardless of the color, is essential for energy efficiency. Ensure that your siding is clean, free of debris, and in good condition to optimize its reflective properties. Regular exterior maintenance, while time-consuming, can drastically improve the lifespan of your exterior systems. 

Popular LP SmartSide Color Combinations - Stylish Inspirations

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding is your canvas, and the color combinations you choose are the strokes that paint a stunning picture of your home’s exterior. Let’s explore some of the most popular and stylish LP SmartSide® color pairings that will turn heads. We have recreated some of the most popular combinations of LP’s ExpertFinish® prefinished siding with the visualizer available on their website. It allows you to upload a picture of your own home or use popular styles preloaded. It allows for accent sections and different colors and styles of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® products. 

1. Coastal Elegance:

Coastal color scheme created on LP's visualizer

Colors: We achieved this look by choosing the panel siding often used in a coastal setting in Summit Blue. The house’s eaves are accented with a staggered edge in Snowscape White. This same color is used for the trim and accents. The look is accented with a black roof and black casement windows, achieving that seaside feel common among homes along the coast. Reminiscent of oceanfront homes, this combination exudes coastal charm. The soft blue reflects the sea, while the white trim adds a clean, fresh contrast. Notice they used a black front door to match the roof and black accents. 

2. Classic Warmth:

Warm color palette designed with lp smartsides home visualizer

Colors: We achieved this look by choosing lap ExpertFinish® siding in Terra Brown. The eaves are accented by a staggered shake siding in Redwood Red. The home’s trim is in Sand Dunes and is accented with a natural stone finish. The doors are in varying shades of brown, as is the roof. A timeless choice, this pairing provides a cozy, inviting feel. The warm tan siding evokes natural textures, and the beige trim adds depth and richness. 

3. Modern Chic:

modern color palette created in LP SmartSide visualizer

Colors: We achieved this look by choosing lap ExpertFinish® panel siding in Cavern Steel. The siding is texture siding in Snowscape White. The home is accented with white stone, windows, and a black roof. Perfect for contemporary homes, this combo offers a sleek, minimalist look. The cool grey is understated, and the charcoal accents provide a touch of drama. 

4. Black and White Farmhouse style:

traditional black and white farmhouse created by lp smartside visualizer

Colors: We achieved this look by choosing lap ExpertFinish® panel siding on the main sections and eaves in Snowscape White. The accent sections are covered in a lap siding also in Snowscape White. The home is accented with white stone, windows, and a black roof. This simple palette is ideal for classic styles and exudes elegance. The white offers versatility, and the black trim and garage doors create a dramatic impact. 

5. Nature's Retreat:

warm color palette created by lp visualizer

Colors: We achieved this look by choosing lap ExpertFinish® lap siding on the main structure in Garden Sage. The eaves use a staggered shake-siding accent in Prairie Clay. The home has cream windows, garage doors, dark brown doors, and dark brown roofs. A harmonious choice for nature lovers, this duo blends seamlessly with natural surroundings. The green is soothing, and the cream accents add a touch of refinement. 

These popular LP SmartSide® color combinations are more than just beautiful; they’re a reflection of your home’s character. So whether you’re aiming for coastal allure, timeless charm, or modern sophistication, LP SmartSide® offers a spectrum of possibilities. With the right combination, your home can tell a stylish story that leaves a lasting impression. 

Accent colors and styles - Elevate your home's style

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding can be paired with custom colored trim and other accents. Here, we’ll explore the accent colors and styles to give your home that extra touch of character. LP offers trim and fasciasoffit, and accessories in coordinating colors. However, while crisp, contrasting trim can define the unique features of your home, which are chosen in a color that creates a striking border, highlighting windows, eaves, and corners, there are other ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal during a siding replacement. Some great additions to your exterior remodel include: 

Your home’s personality shines through its accents. Whether you opt for a cheerful front door, stylish shutters, or distinctive trim, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding provides a versatile canvas to experiment with colors and styles. These accent details can elevate your home’s curb appeal and make it a standout in the neighborhood. 

Tips for testing and finalizing colors - your home's perfect palette

Choosing the right color for your LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding is a creative and exciting journey. Here are some expert tips to ensure you end up with the perfect palette for your home. 

1. Test in natural light:

Natural light can dramatically affect how colors appear. Once you have narrowed your color choices down, it is imperative to test your color samples in different lighting conditions throughout the day. Your siding’s appearance may vary based on the amount of natural sunlight on each elevation and on different levels of light throughout the day. Make sure your new siding meets your vision by testing its appearance on each elevation of your home throughout the day in different lighting conditions. 

2. Consider your surroundings:

Take inspiration from your surroundings. Consider the colors of nearby trees, landscapes, and neighboring homes to create a cohesive and harmonious exterior. Your new siding should complement the area around your home and your trim, front door, and other accents, including your roof. Don’t forget that your roof makes up a significant portion of the exterior of your home and is an expensive replacement. Coordinating your siding and your roof is an important step when choosing a color for new siding. In the end, your siding should compliment its surroundings not compete with them.

3. Seek Professional advice:

If you are unsure about your color choices, an experienced exterior contractor or professional color consultant can assist in your decision. Their expertise and knowledge base can be invaluable in making the right decision. LP Building Solutions also offers resources such as color visualizers and design inspiration to help you explore and finalize your color choices confidently. 

4. Community consensus:

Take a stroll around your neighborhood and observe homes with colors you like. Your neighbors’ choices can provide valuable insights and inspiration. Avoid mimicking color combinations that are too close to your home. If you belong to a homeowners’ association, make sure your chosen colors comply with any rules or regulations regarding exterior color choices and modifications. 

Your Dream Home Awaits

In the world of home exteriors, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding stands as a versatile and durable choice. We hope we have guided you through the journey of selecting the perfect palette for your home and maintaining its lasting beauty. 

With LP SmartSide®, you’ll discover a siding that not only requires minimal maintenance but also offers the assurance of robust warranties. Your home will radiate with charm and character, thanks to the endless possibilities for accent colors and styles. 

As you take on the exciting process of choosing colors, remember to test and finalize your choices in natural light, harmonize with your surroundings, and seek expert advice from a qualified siding installer when needed. Your home’s exterior is a canvas, and the colors you choose will tell a story of your style and personality. 

With LP SMartSide ExpertFinish®, you’re not just investing in siding; you’re investing in the comfort, aesthetics, and value of your home. So, whether you opt for a coastal look, a modern masterpiece, or any other style, your dream home is now within reach. 

Embrace the durability, beauty, and endless possibilities of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® siding, and watch as your house transforms into the haven you’ve always envisioned. Your dream home awaits, and LP SmartSide® is here to bring it to life. 

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