Published on: February 06, 2024
As we get deeper into 2024 projects, we’re starting to experience 2024’s siding design trends firsthand. From distinctive colors to mixing materials and unique textures, these trends are helping to bring homes to life like never before.
Don’t fear the word “trend” because you’ll find many of these styles have been up and coming for years or even decades. Your home can look modern while still offering timeless beauty and curb appeal.
There are so many ways to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Whether you want to go with a bold, saturated color or you’re looking to have unique accents that draw out the rooflines or other features that make your home special, you can do it with these siding design trends.
For years now minimalism has been the way to go. Keeping it simple is what it’s been all about. That has meant kitchen counters free of clutter and small appliances remain hidden in cabinets or behind doors. Home exteriors included crisp white siding with black accents.
Bold statements took a backseat while simplicity reigned supreme. And while you can still draw from minimalist design if you want to, having ornate touches on your home is back in style.
Think patterns, bold colors and lots of texture. This trend allows homeowners to showcase their personality more fully. For the conservative homeowner, that might mean a decorative gable or bright-colored awning to add just a small pop of character to an otherwise simplistic exterior.
Regardless, you can now feel free to let your home reflect who you are without feeling like it will age poorly.
This trend isn’t new and has grown alongside the farmhouse look. It brings in some southern charm no matter where your home is located. One reason for this ongoing trend is that it looks great on any home style. So you won’t have to worry about whether your home can pull it off or if you should be worried about it looking tired and dated.
Earth tones will always be popular because they are safe, offer a high resale value and are widely appealing. But over the last several years, bold colors have taken over exterior home designs.
Using bold siding colors allows homeowners and their designers to highlight various elements of a home and bring them to life. Crisp, contrasting accent colors, such as white or pewter enable homeowners to draw attention to aspects of their home that they love or that are unique.
For years, homeowners have enjoyed having vibrant colors or accent walls inside of their homes. Now those trends are extending to the exterior to allow for more color options.
One of the most popular colors is a heavily saturated blue. Think bold navy with bright-colored shutters and neutral trim. Previously, blue homes were only popular in coastal areas, but now that trend is extending inland to make way for more homeowners to enjoy this stunning design.
If blue isn’t your style, a bold green is another way to bring saturated color to your exterior. Deep hunter green is a popular color right now for the same reasons navy has grown in popularity. It lends itself to wooded lots where the home becomes a seamless part of its landscape. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean it blends in. It’s still a bold choice that others will recognize and won’t be able to look away from.
Exterior home designs used to be conservative and involve the same texture throughout the front of the home. Perhaps a small brick or stone accent here or there, but for the most part, one consistent siding medium graced the entire exterior.
Today, mixing textures and creating bold contrast is popular, and homeowners who embrace it end up with a home that is so unique it makes the neighbors stop and stare for a while.
For example, you might use horizontal siding throughout the front of a home except in one area you want to highlight. Then you move to vertical to offset the area and make it visually appealing. Or instead of using vinyl siding in that area, you use brick or stone to help add texture and visual interest.
One reason homeowners are enjoying this style trend is because it allows for more options. If they fall in love with two siding designs, they can incorporate both into their home. Perhaps you want a classic clapboard or traditional lap siding. But you also love the appearance of hand-split shakes or half-round shingles. Now you can have the best of both worlds by incorporating both textures into the home.
Strong contrast is also popular. So instead of choosing a trim color that is a few shades lighter or darker than your siding color, go with something starkly different. That’s why crisp white and black are some of the most popular trim colors. They’ll offset your home’s siding in a way that draws attention.
Homeowners want to know that their home’s exterior makeover isn’t harming the planet. Reducing household carbon footprints is important to many homeowners seeking to do their part to help slow climate change.
When it comes to eco-friendliness, many factors contribute to how well a siding material and manufacturer perform. Some factors include:
This is another trend that has been on the rise for some time now, meaning it isn’t new. And that’s good news for homeowners because it means comparing and sourcing these materials will be fairly easy.
What constitutes the best materials for your siding project will depend on your home’s location, your design preferences and your budget compared with the longevity you hope to get from the siding.
Updating your home’s exterior is a large undertaking, and one that most homeowners don’t want to have to think about again for many years. Once you’ve accomplished the design you want, it’s nice to know that it will look great for decades.
The materials you use will impact the amount of fade between the color that you install and the color that you look at on your home in 10-15 years. So make sure your siding is colorfast. Additionally, you don’t want to deal with chips, dents or other imperfections when a Washington storm moves through your area just a few years after you install the siding. The more durable the material, the more you’ll have peace of mind that it is ready to stand the test of time.
2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing has been in this business for more than 20 years. We know the best manufacturers and have seen firsthand how the materials age and hold up on a home. We bring that knowledge to your project to help you make informed decisions while balancing your budget and other needs.
Schedule your free in-home estimate and consultation now to meet with one of our experts and start bringing your vision to life.
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