Make your house the talk of the block with color. For lasting color, only James Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus® Technology provides color you can count on.
All James Hardie® siding and trim products are available primed and ready for
field painting. But when you invest in ColorPlus® Technology, you won’t only get
gorgeous color—you’ll get color that lasts longer than a typical paint job.
Understanding the basics is essential to choosing colors, so here’s a little Color Theory 101. Divided in 12 sections, the color wheel is a great tool for finding color combinations that are balanced and pleasing to the eye. Here are the most effective and frequently used color harmonies on the color wheel:
Analogous colors are colors right next to each other on the color wheel. Most commonly used in a combination of three on a house’s exterior, they work well together when you want to limit contrast and create a calm, serene color scheme.
Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. They involve two colors, such as red and green. Together, they generate the most contrast, especially when used in their purest, most vibrant form.
A triad is when you select a color and instead of using its complement, you use the two colors on either side of the complementary color, resulting in a three-color combination with low contrast.
Color not only affects the way you think, act and feel, it can add value and substantial personality to your house. So, even though making decisions about which colors to use for your siding and trim feels overwhelming now, it’s all going to pay off in the end.
So, how do you use color to differentiate your house? The following guide lays out some of the basic principles of color theory, answers our customers’ most frequently asked questions, and shares some tricks from the pros.
Colors are separated into warm and cool tones, based on their position within the color spectrum. Reds, yellows and oranges make up the warm side of the spectrum, whereas blues, purples and greens are cooler tones.
Warm colors evoke excitement. When juxtaposed with their cooler counterparts, warm colors appear larger, more prominent and easier to view. Cool colors are relaxing and calming.
The Statement Collection™ products feature your region’s most popular ColorPlus® Technology
colors. These siding and trim products are locally stocked and readily available
—so you can pick a favorite for your home today.
Navajo Beige is the kind of color than never goes out of style. A classic neutral, it works well with almost any stonework, creating a handsome combination that will fit into any neighborhood, or with any architectural style.
Like sitting at the water’s edge just as the sun starts to set, Boothbay Blue has a soothing effect. It is the perfect shade for those who love blue and are looking for a softer option.
Create the house that everyone notices and admires, just like the unique doors all over old European cities. Iron Gray’s deep, bold shade provides a dramatic yet elegant look. Pair with Arctic White trim for a crisp combination that pops.