4 Favorite Siding Colors by James Hardie

Almost daily we design homes for clients that are wanting to replace their siding, paint existing siding, or choosing siding color for a new build. Are you ready to replace your siding… the options are limitless. Our designers have come up with a list of favorite siding colors by James Hardie we’d like to share with you!   

Why Fiber Cement Siding?

Hardie fiber cement siding, if installed correctly, is engineered for sustainability.  The fiber cement material is durable and doesn’t crack in the cold, as vinyl may or expand in the heat as wood will do.  Cement siding resists harsh climates and withstands UV rays, snow storms, freezing temperatures, and strong winds.  James Hardie also has a HardieZone system with ensures you receive the right product for your region and climate needs.  


Color Plus Technology.

Always on the quest for the perfect color, Hardie offers siding and trim primed and ready for on site painting.  They also offer Color Plus Technology which is done at their location and lasts longer than a typical paint job.  This basically means, they use a machine to paint the siding prior to you receiving it.  The machine uses 50% more paint than an average painter and is allowed to cure in a controlled environment.  The color plus technology resists fading, chipping, and cracking and looks good, longer. It is delivered to your site in the color you order.


Some of Our brick&batten Favorites.

That said, there are over 700 colors and styles! After doing our own research and seeing them live in different environments, we have come up with our favorite siding colors by James Hardie.  


No. 1// Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban is from the Hardie Dream Collection. Shou Sugi Ban comes from an ancient Japanese method of burning/ charing cypress.  The burning process makes the wood resistant to animals, rot, decay, fire, and also creates a layer of carbon resulting in a beautiful finish enhancing the natural characteristics in the wood. Shou Sugi Ban is definitely a technique and color to keep your eye on!

James Hardie Shou Sugi Ban
Shou Sugi Ban James Hardie siding
Shou Sugi Ban contemporary home James Hardie

No. 2// Arctic White

There is something beautiful about a crisp white siding.  Found on everything from a Colonial to a modern farmhouse, Arctic White siding is definitely a color we are drawn towards.  Arctic White has a fresh inviting look and pairs well with a variety of accent colors, stone, and natural wood. The white has a more gray hue, especially in lower light conditions.  That said, keep in mind your fixed elements, such as: landscape, roof color, driveway, soffits, windows, before selecting.

Arctic White James Hardie
Arctic White James Hardie
Arctic White Contemporary

No. 3// Cobble Stone

Cobble Stone is a classic, rich, neutral color color that works well in many environments.  It’s a warm shade and pairs well with other warm colors, such as softer grays and browns, it also works well with dark accent colors 

Cobble Stone James Hardie
Cobble Stone House

No. 4// Night Gray

Night Gray is a gorgeous warm gray that provokes a more sophisticated modern feeling.  For those who want a dark house but not sure you’re ready to commit to black, Night Gray is a nice alternative. Pair with a darker trim for a more contemporary look or a lighter trim for a more traditional look, Night Gray works!   We also like this rich color with Arctic White as a trim and Pearl Gray as an accent color.  

We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.
Night Gray James Hardie
Night Gray James Hardie

In conclusion, we are always on the quest for the perfect home exterior color. That said, we are really loving the siding colors James Hardie is offering. They also have many different textures and designs from smooth to cedar. Are you ready to replace your siding?  We have answered many client questions about siding.  Click here to learn those answers!

When getting a brick&batten design, our pros are specialized in color and design materials. They will help you select a color and style ideal for your home’s architecture, personal taste, and one suited for your environment. Stop spending hours on Pinterest and worrying when you have big home choices to make. We would love to partner with you on a design, allowing you to SEE your home in different siding colors, orientations, and styles. Get started today.