5 White Vinyl Shake Siding Design Ideas
Jeff Guthrie, founder of Phoenix Roofing and Repair is a lead Building Product Advisor on Roofing and Siding materials.
If there was ever a classic color choice for home design, white would have to be it. It’s the ultimate neutral, which is why landlords prefer to rent apartments with white walls, why white tends to be a preferred approved house paint by HOAs, and why it’s always found among popular paint colors.
Unsurprisingly, white vinyl shake siding is one of the most popular choices for people who want to give their home’s exteriors an overhaul. White may seem like a plain choice, but it’s clear that you just have to dress it up the right way. These ideas below can help you plan out your white vinyl shake.
1. Black + White Vinyl Shaking Siding
White shake shingles and black trim: is there a more classic pairing? We think not. It’s true. Black and white go together like peanut butter and jelly, primarily thanks to the heavy contrast it offers. It’s traditional, classy, and always welcome among real estate investors.
If you want to make your home look like it belongs on a country club’s roster, then this is the easiest way to make it happen. It’s timeless and will always be widely welcomed by neighbors. In fact, having black trim and a black door can even increase your property value.
2. Beneath A Pale Roof
If you want your home to look more ethereal, then you’re in luck. White shake siding is perfect for this purpose—vinyl or otherwise. The key to making your home look airy and bright is to pair it with a lighter roof shingle, like this golden beige roof above.
To help balance things out visually, the owner of this home added a pale beige stone facade to the bottom of the house. Together, this white and beige color combination is warm, homey, and surprisingly ethereal. Who wouldn’t want to be in this home?
3. Shake That Accent!
Most people who see white vinyl shake siding tend to assume that it needs to be the entirety of your home—or at least, all the shake siding you will use on your home. This doesn’t have to be true. Here, we see white shake paired with a grey-blue shake.
The white shake here acts as a focal panel for parts of the home that jut out. More specifically, they help bring out the bay windows in an elegant way. The blue and white also happen to look snazzy together.
4. Just The Tip
Source: Georgia-Pacific Vinyl Siding
If you want to add a snowy peak to your home, vinyl shake is a great way to do it. Here, we see a homeowner who decided to use a bunch of white vinyl shake siding as a “tip” to their home’s grey siding.
White accents like this can help brighten up an otherwise dreary color combination. (I mean, grey and burgundy can look a bit gloomy.) This just brightens things up with a quick, easy, and affordable twist.
5. Gone Green, BBL
It’s important to remember that you don’t have to stick to neutral trim colors if you have white shake siding. White is a neutral color, after all. That means that you can pair it with any other color in the rainbow and have decent results.
In this photo, we see a homeowner who decided to paint the home’s trim green while keeping the shake white. This is a quirky yet elegant way to make a home look rustic and cottage-y, without it being too much of a deviation from the norm. It’s food for thought, don’t you think.
Shake It Up!
White vinyl shake is a lot like having a blank canvas in front of you. Having that white means that you have the freedom to do whatever you want and still reasonably expect your home to look great. When in doubt, choose white vinyl shake siding. You literally can’t go wrong with it.
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