12 Fun Vinyl Siding Ideas to Shake Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
Jeff Guthrie, founder of Phoenix Roofing and Repair is a lead Building Product Advisor on Roofing and Siding materials.
Vinyl shake siding has a way of shaking up the concept of a home remodel. At one point, wooden shake was considered to be a cheap and easily breakable form of siding. Today, vinyl’s durability has made it easier than ever to get the look of shake without the issue of upkeep or pests. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these chic siding ideas.
1. A Full Hodgepodge
You know, everyone tends to assume that you have to stick to one type of siding in a home. This is not always true—and this is especially not true if you’re trying to make a statement. This building has three different types of siding as a part of its design.
The different textures and colors give it a lot of dimension. By staying in the same color family (grey), the different siding options turn into a uniquely modern way to make your home pop out among the rest.
2. Cabin In The Woods
Cabins are one of the most old-school ways to live it up, and they’ve become a quasi-status symbol in some parts of the country. There’s something to be said about being able to boast about having your own cozy (but massive) cabin out in the middle of the woods.
This vinyl shake concept is the quickest way to turn a regular home into a cabin. Add brown, wood-colored shake to your home’s exterior, perhaps with a little brown siding. Then, paint your accents a different shade of brown. The end result is a cabin—even in the middle of suburbia.
3. The Old Country Combo
Source: Westlake Royal SIding Products
When most people think of an old country barn, they think of ochre exteriors that are paired with a white accent color. There is no reason why you can’t get that hyper-rustic, Pennsylvania Dutch look with vinyl shingle siding. This photo above proves it.
If you want to make a seriously rustic home look even more traditions, check out the way this color of vinyl shake worked with the white accent colors. Though this combination is fairly rare in certain parts of the country, it’s safe to say it’ll wow your neighbors.
4. True Blue
Blue is one of the most divisive siding colors on the market, shockingly enough. That’s what makes it a very daring siding color—and one that can really wow when pulled off properly. Here, we see a home that has a bright sky blue siding shade for most of the house. The vinyl shake is beige, and is used as a roof accent.
This is a smart color combination for people who want to have a blue house, but don’t want it to look faded, old-fashioned, or otherwise off putting. The beige warms up the blue!
5. So Fresh N’ So Clean
Are you looking to flaunt your home in a way that grabs attention, keeps things traditional, and also give your home a Northeastern country club vibe? If so, then it might be time to take a look at the crisp, clean look of white vinyl shake.
White has a way of making everything look a lot more expensive than it really is, especially when paired with a black door and roof. Bright whites, like the one here, tend to make your home look extra well-maintained and cleaned.
6. Always Sunny
Source: Ideal Siding Company
If there is one color that tends to be superbly welcoming, it’s yellow. Yellow’s golden shades bring a warming element that naturally encourages us to approach a home. The beige vinyl shake here actually balances out the yellow to give the home a more organic and earthy look.
This is a great way to add a little contrast to your home’s exterior without it becoming too heavy-handed. Since yellow and beige tend to be rather unique finds in homes, this is a smart choice for people who want to stand out in a crowd.
7. Say It With Sage
In recent years, sage-colored vinyl shake siding has seen a major resurgence in popularity. This is doubly true for homes that pair green vinyl shake with warm beige stone facades. It’s a very earthy look that seems just as at home in a forest as it would overlooking a golf course.
This pairing is always going to look elegant in that rustic way, but if you want to add a coastal touch, keep a little bit of white as a coastal accent. This home above pulled it off beautifully, in a way that looks slightly Irish and slightly oceanic at the same time.
8. A Classy Shade Of Grey
Source: Forest Products Supply
Perhaps the most popular way to use vinyl shake siding is to go for a medium neutral grey with white trim. If you take a look at almost any housing development, chances are that you’re going to see this theme pop up in one form or another. It’s popular because it looks good.
If you want something that looks timeless and also works well with almost any type of architecture. Your home will look amazing, especially if you have a ranch-style home or a craftsman home.
9. Gone Dark
Are you looking for a way to add some drama to your home, without making it look like the Addams Family decided to move in? Dark grey vinyl shake siding is a great way to do it, since it is a dramatic shade that is bound to turn heads.
To make sure that your house doesn’t look like it belongs to vampires, make sure to dial up the contrast by adding lots and lots of white trim. Like with all things color, having that balance is what makes it work.
10. Shake N’ Beige
Source: All About Siding
Beige is one of the most popular siding colors in history, and there is a lot of reason to consider it for your vinyl shake siding too. Beige gives a home a warm look, but it’s still a neutral color. This means you can mix and match it with any trim you want.
Here, we see two different types of vinyl siding, a little stonework, and (yup, you guessed it!) vinyl shake. Vinyl shake adds a nice woody element to an otherwise standard home. When you take a look at how it stands up to the craftsman style, it’s easy to see why.
11. Going For Gold
Are you looking for a way to add a little bit of fantasy and coastal glamour to your home’s exterior? There’s no better way to do it than to check out some gold-colored vinyl shake and pair it with some slate grey shingles.
This photo shows the effect that this color combination offers, and it is a wow-worthy look. This home combination gives you a beautiful level of contrast thanks to the yellow and blue mix. The copper accents on the rooftop? Oh, those were just icing on the beautiful, beautiful cake!
12. Mid Century Brown
Finally, we want to point out that old school vinyl shake siding ideas don’t have to be a bad thing. Brown and white is a classic combination that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s—so not *quite* midcentury, but still noticeably retro.
There is a lot of charm and hominess that a house with brown singles and standard trim can offer. It’s all about making it yours—and if you have a contemporary home or a midcentury home, it can be the perfect match.
Are You Getting The Shakes?
Us too! Vinyl shake siding has so many different ways it can change the way your home looks, and that is a wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a decorating guru to see that this is a material that’s going to be around for a long, long time.
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