Dark colors provide drama and depth, and dark-colored houses give the impression that you aren't scared to stand out. However, it is a hue that requires a lot of upkeep compared with light-colored exteriors. Let’s list down the pros and cons of this type of exterior and see if it fits you and your home.
Black and other darker hues for the home exterior will surely give your home a dramatic appeal. It’s the same with the classic black dress. The color itself is already a beauty and provides a bold visual statement, and requires only a few accessories to finish the appearance. To add more character to your dark-colored exterior, you can always opt to add a light-colored accent to your home, like white-painted window frames or doors, to stand out more.
If your home is located near mountains or has foliage around it, having it go dark will focus more on its nature. It gives a modern rustic style, and it draws attention to its surroundings. It also allows the eye to distinguish between different hues of green more quickly. Against a black wall or fence, yellow-green and blue-green leaves seem more diverse and layered, making plants appear lusher.
Naturally, dark colors fade faster than light colors, and with home exteriors, sunlight and other factors can cause darker hues to fade. The longevity might be affected due to sunlight and changes in weather. However, with the proper preparations before installing the dark exterior, and of course, choosing the suitable exterior material, we here at TOV Siding will make sure that your siding will last.
Darker colors can indeed make a bold statement, but they can also highlight some flaws that your home exterior might have. It’s the same principle with cars; scratches are easily seen when your vehicle is darker than white cars. Nonetheless, repairing those flaws can be done first before installing a dark exterior to ensure the colors will not highlight them.
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