We all know that dark siding shades have seen an incredible increase in popularity over the last few years. The timeless neutrals have even branched out to include a variety of gray tones further establishing them as a safe go-to choice.
But what if your favorite colors are rich and dark? We mean brooding, stormy shades. Don’t worry we have you covered in more ways than one. First off selecting a deep, luxurious color will instantaneously elevate the look of your home. Not only will it be on trend, it will also stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.
In 2018, Zillow (real estate Database Company) compiled all the homes sold in the US, filtered them by color and noticed that on average darker colored homes sold for $10,000 more than their lighter counterparts. No one will say no to a little more green in their pockets!
Color can change the style of your home, well somewhat. If your home reflects more of a traditional look, choosing a bold, dark color will bring a contemporary element to it. We have seen Victorian homes in San Francisco redone in dark grays and lighter trims, such a dramatic makeover that captivates the eye immediately. The contrast of style and use of color is unexpected which makes even more attractive.
Darker shades are great a camouflaging “flaws”, not only does this apply to clothing it also rings true with the house exterior. If you have an odd architectural element that you definitely do not want to highlight, consider cladding it in a darker shade and play up your focal points with a contrasting shade. This will draw the eye to the element you want to highlight.
Fade and heat absorption
These are the two questions that always come up when we discuss dark colored vinyl siding. No worries there, we stepped up our game in order to keep up with the trends towards bolder shades. Our Chromalock™ technology insures that your luxurious color retains its deep hue for 25 years. And to counteract the fact that dark colors absorb more heat, we developed our SpectraShield™ technology which disperses heat absorption, your siding as well as your home will not be affected by the sun’s intense heat.
The advancements in technology have allowed dark siding to be as easy to maintain as their lighter counterparts. One thing is for sure, this trend is here to stay! So go ahead take a look at the dark side of vinyl siding with confidence.