Exterior Design Trends for 2017 That Will Inspire You

Date: April 4, 2017

Is home improvement on your “to do” list for this spring? If you’re excited to upgrade your home’s exterior curb appeal, we’ve pulled together a list of home exterior design trends that you may want to try this year.

Accent Colors That Add Personality

accent garage door on a brick wallWhen choosing exterior garage door paint colors, select the color of your siding first. This color will cover the largest part of your exterior. Popular colors for home siding continue to be in the neutral beige, grey-blue, or brick-brown color families.  From there, choose a trim color that is lighter than your siding. Whites, creams, and light grays compliment almost any color palette.

Finally, you’ll want to choose an accent color and this is where you can really play with color trends. Your front door, shutters, and even your garage door can add a splash of color and a bit of personality to your home. Try a bold red, a pop of bright blue, or even a commanding black.

Many styles of Artisan custom garage doors can be finished in a custom paint color of your choosing.

Reclaimed Wood Made Modern

ship-lap inspired garage door sketch

If you’re an avid viewer of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, you no doubt have added a new word to your vocabulary. Say it with us … shiplap! This home improvement show has made these simple reclaimed wood boards, and a modernized farmhouse style look, extremely popular.

But this plank-style design doesn’t have to reside solely inside your home, you can bring the trend outdoors as well. Using shiplap in place of vinyl siding, for example, creates a surprisingly modern look. You can also incorporate the rustic-chic look into your home with an updated garage door design. A new wood garage door can be custom designed, drawing inspiration from this hot design trend, including using horizontal boards on the garage door.

It’s Wood. Not Really, It’s Vinyl!

composite garage door

Vinyl siding is undergoing a facelift. Upgrading from the standard strips of siding, manufacturers are now producing a wide range of realistic-looking faux designs, including clapboard panels, half-round shingles, and cedar shingles. And, they are achieving these visuals with siding textures that are more realistically wood-like than ever before.

The same can be said for low-maintenance composite garage doors as well. Crafted from wood-grain molded composite materials on an insulated steel frame, these garage door designs mimic the look of true wood doors. The architectural statement of wood-inspired doors is one of quality and detailing, while the low-maintenance composite is durable and long-lasting while being beautiful.

Whether you’re following the exterior design trends for 2017 or you want your home’s exterior to be unique to your style, Artisan’s Photo Gallery showcases various styles, colors, and finishes to inspire your design.

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