Gray – The “In” Color for Home Exteriors

Siding ContractorsToday’s forecast, for new homes and old, is gray.


You just have to look out your virtual window to see the new home designs being shared online. It’s clear that gray, ranging from warm to cool tones, on siding and trim is the hottest color out there.

When did gray get so popular? The truth is gray, with a full spectrum of tones, has always shown the versatility to enhance a wide range of house styles. It’s no overnight sensation, and it should be a player for a long time to come.


Coming to a Maple Grove home near you

Jana Randall, editor for, ( interviewed builders across the country in 2014 and observed, “Midwestern farmhouses and suburban homes are going to be tinted in grays and creams.”

When James Hardie color specialists recently refreshed James Hardie’s home exterior color collection, ( the takeaway from a MN market exploration was indisputable – add more blues and grays. They designed a color palette for the Midwest featuring deeper, bolder hues and stylish gray tones.

The James Hardie colors of the moment in Minnesota include the warm, versatile Aged Pewter, the rustic Gray Slate and Pearl Gray, a soft, natural tone. These grays can work as accents or as main colors for the home.


Achieve instant curb appeal and lasting character

Another trend in the world of exteriors is fade-resistant ColorPlus® Technology finishes. The color selection continues to expand. And the factory finishes offer superior performance ( compared to paint on wood composite siding, which can prematurely crack or peel in the harsh Maple Grove Minnesota climate.

With a little preparation you can determine the right colors for your home. Whether or not you choose to go gray, the important thing is to express your home’s personality in a way that complements the neighborhood.


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