If you’re looking at getting siding, you know that vinyl siding is one of the most affordable options that you’ll find. This makes it a great choice if you’re on a budget. However, you probably also noticed that there are less paint colors available for use with vinyl, and vinyl siding colors just aren’t as diverse or extensive as the paints available for more traditional wood siding materials.
With vinyl siding becoming more popular, it’s easier than ever to find the vinyl siding colors that you want and need for your home. Most vinyl siding manufacturers now provide a fair spectrum of colors including basic blues, greens, reds, yellows, and sometimes pinks. There are also many varieties of earthy tones and whites and off-whites to select from.
Vinyl Siding Colors are Generally not Bright
If you like bright colors, you may find it more difficult to get inexpensive vinyl that you’re happy with. Most manufacturers prefer to produce the more popular colors that are toned down and earthy feeling. Since there is little demand in the market for exterior siding that is bright-colored, there simply isn’t enough money in it for producers of vinyl siding colors.
To give you a glimpse of some of the colors, one popular company offers two varieties of blue, one of which is a darker blue which they call “Oceanside” and the other is closer to a baby-blue, only with more gray in the color for a more earthy appearance. Similarly, their dark green color is very strongly accented by the gray, earthy tones. The reds in most of the companies strongly resemble a less bright brick red color. All of these colors are great for keeping a more traditional look to your house.
Paints can Offer a Wider Scope of Possibilities
The problem with painting vinyl traditionally has been that you have to go with a lighter color than the original vinyl. Painting with a darker color will cause the vinyl to buckle, because the darker color will cause the vinyl to get hotter in direct sunlight. However, there are some companies who now have paints that are formulated to counteract this effect, so repainting your vinyl in a darker color is no longer a problem for you. Another thing to be aware of in painting is that your vinyl will contract when the weather is cooler. This will expose unpainted vinyl in the winter season that would still look great in the summer.
So, while you can paint your vinyl if you so desire, there are risks associated with painting, and with the vinyl siding colors available you can have the perfect color without the hassle of painting!