How to Coordinate Your Siding with Your Stone Veneer
To match or not to match, that is the question. When it comes to choosing a stone veneer to coordinate with your home’s siding, the options are limited only by your imagination. But if that is an overwhelming concept, we have some helpful ways to think about color selection to get you started.
Remember, both natural and natural-looking stone contain several colors, typically different shades in a single color family. This simplifies mixing and matching a bit as you can look at more than just the main color within the stone for inspiration. Instead, begin by identifying if you want warm or cool tones to inform your selections.
For a monochrome or single-color look, choose a veneer with similar colors to your siding choice. When placed near one another, the stone should blend with the siding, providing a cohesive look. A monochrome look is beautiful when you don’t want the color to take away from an architectural or landscape feature in the landscape. This pairing can also help unify your home’s overall look, especially when additions or changes to the original plan are made over the years.
Examples include tan siding paired with natural brown stone; charcoal siding paired with dark gray stone; or blue siding paired with Virginia Bluestone.
The proper color contrast can highlight the architectural features within your home and add to curb appeal, drawing additional gazes. These colors would be across from one another on a color wheel – blue is across from orange, red is across from green. While it’s unlikely you will dress your home in blue and orange, tan siding contrasted with dark blue stone would provide a striking look.
Examples include red siding with natural brown stone, charcoal siding paired with light gray stone, or white siding paired with charcoal stone.
For something in between – neither monochrome nor contrast – you might opt for complementary colors or those adjacent on the color wheel. Replace the yellow and oranges on the color wheel with tans, and you soon see how light tan siding would pair well with brown stone – similar colors but very different hues.
Examples include light gray siding paired with charcoal stone; white siding paired with medium or dark gray stone; and caramel siding paired with light brown stone.
If you are using a qualified contractor, they will have experience pairing colors and can suggest options based on your dream look. Don’t be afraid to do internet searches to find inspiration and look at other houses in your area if home styles are similar. Your next great idea may be just around the corner!