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Color Your World
Color Your World

We are constantly asked by customers - whether they are picking out siding colors or cabinet colors – what is “in.” And really, there’s no easy answer to that, but there’s an easy solution on what official “in” colors to pick.

Several times a year the Pantone colors are announced. Right now the top trending colors are rose quartz and serenity. Serenity is described as a tranquil blue. But this is the Midwest which means we are surrounded by East Coast and West Coast trends and we just sort of hang there in the neutrals. That’s not a bad thing. Trending now in the Midwest are beautiful soft grays for both cabinets and siding. Grays can have a green tint, a blue tint or a red tint so there really is a gray for everyone.

Of course, you can’t just call it gray – its elk or pebble or concrete, but it’s still gray. It’s nice on the outside of a home for vinyl or cement board siding or on the inside for cabinets and countertops and it’s pretty timeless. Unless you flip way over to the dusky side of gray, there are awesome accent colors to use for shutters and/or trim on the outside and to go with cabinet colors.

Still strong and it always will be is beige – also known as taupe, portabella, seal, iced coffee, and hazelnut. Beige can be a warm brown or beige can go redder or lighter and it has lots of accent options. .

But if neutral is not your cup of tea, both the siding and cabinet companies are offering some strong color options like Maritime Blue, Buttercup Yellow or Cardinal Red.  You can give yourself the best of both worlds by pairing neutrals with bold accents. Think yellow shutters with blue siding or a red accent wall or island in the kitchen.

What we really try to stress to customers is – YOU are living with the cabinets or siding or trim or shingles. Get something YOU want. Don’t settle for something that might be neutral if you’ve always had your heart set on a kitchen island of red cabinets or Buttercup yellow shutters. The next owner of that home can change if they like – or perhaps they will buy it simply because they’ve had their heart set on Buttercup yellow shutters. So browse the showrooms at our locations and look at your color options – we’ll help you color your world.




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