Building or Remodeling a home can be quite the undertaking, especially when it comes to coordinating your colors. There are two basic color questions you must first ask yourself.
1. Do you prefer warm, neutral or cool tones?
2. Do you prefer monochromatic, analogous, contrasting or complementary, (split complementary, triadic, tetradic (or double complementary) are other types to try, but we will stick to the basics)?
3. Choose your roof shingle, windows, soffit, fascia, gutters, and other metals and trimming accents first. This is what your builder will need first and it is a great place to begin anyways.
4. The next step would be to use what you have to help you pick the color of the element that you will be seeing the most of, this is typically a type of siding product, such as stucco, lap siding, hardie board and batten, brick, stone, shakes, etc. To narrow it down, stick with the color family that you chose at first (warm, cool, or neutral).
5. Once you have your main color chosen, you want to choose your accent color(s), and this is where you look back at whether you wanted monochromatic, analogous, contrasting or complementary to help you narrow it down and get the look you’re going for.