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2021 Siding Trends: Mix and Match for a Distinctive Home Exterior


By Kara Radcliffe on February 18th, 2021

The popular trend for siding in 2021 and beyond is creating a completely unique look that draws visual interest. Certain to shake-up a home’s exterior style, this trend uses combinations of siding colors, designs, and textures on different areas of a home, allowing ample room for creativity when it comes to project size and product selection.

At CertainTeed, we offer a broad selection of exterior products that no other company can match, giving you a one-stop source to achieve a full range of design options.

Stand out With Accents

Accent areas like dormers, gables, and entryways provide the perfect opportunity for mixing and matching the main exterior cladding with eye-catching touches of design that showcase individual style and creativity. Highlighting an accent not only adds curb appeal, it can also help improve a home’s market price up to 14%.

A house with Desert Tan siding, red shutters and a brown roof.

See our new Accent brochure (CTS484) to learn more about how CertainTeed products are used to enliven the architectural accents of any style home.

A Wealth of Color

Whether you are looking to completely remodel your exterior, or simply add a pinch of panache by dressing up an accent area, there are various siding options to explore in the No Place Like Home brochure (CTS435) and in the CertainTeed Siding Collection brochure (CTS001) that suit any style or budget.

Rich hues continue to be a preference for many homeowners, and we are excited to announce the availability of fresh colors across our robust siding portfolio.

New Olive Grove and Smoky Gray enter the Restoration Classic™ collection to complement a broad and consistent color offering in the Double 4″ Clapboard and Double 4.5” Dutch Lap profiles. Bermuda Blue returns to the Cedar Impressions® Double 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingle to meet the demand for coastal colors; with Snow adding another offering in the white-color tier to complement dark soffit and accessories.

Our variegated color offerings that emulate the look of stained cedar have extended to both the Cedar Impressions and Monogram® families, as well as the accessory products that add finishing touches to your project.  Whatever your color vision is, you’ll find ample opportunity to create a contrasting or complementary exterior that looks great.

Cedar Impressions Sawmill in Sterling Gray on house with red door

If pops of color aren’t to your liking, the classically elegant design of white siding with black trim is always in style. With our addition of the color Snow to the Cedar Impressions Double 7″ Straight Edge Perfection 3G shingle line, you now have even more versatility to give your home a timeless and chic aesthetic.

Play With Texture

When mixing and matching, texture can truly make a visual impact. With a variety of textures that emulate the look and feel of natural materials – from the smooth finish of sanded, painted wood siding in the Restoration Classic family to the rough-sawn cedar and hand-split wood shakes in the Cedar Impressions family – our products offer authentic, long-lasting charm. Further, vinyl profiles such as our Carolina Beaded™ and Board & Batten feature an authentic dimensionality that showcase similarly to textured finishes.  

Our recently released Cedar Impressions Perfection Shapes are excellent for adding texture in accent areas. Featuring three classic designs that have the look and feel of decorative cedar shingles, they are available in a wide selection of colors and offer long-lasting performance with minimal maintenance.

Stone, Sweet Stone

Our STONEfaçade® panelized stone veneer system is another excellent way to accent your home. Often seen decorating an entryway, bump out, or knee wall, it is sure to give your home a natural look. With its natural stone-inspired dimensionality and a multi-color selection rooted in earthy tones, STONEfaçade can blend effortlessly with any design.

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Trimming Out a Complete Look with Finishing Touches
Adding decorative trim to your home’s exterior is a charming enhancement to showcase your creativity. Practicalities covered with our maintenance-free products leave you with the creative freedom to accent your home’s architectural design by highlighting textures or framing your home’s exterior. Please see our Finishing Touches brochure (CTS373) and Vinyl Carpentry® Decorative Trim brochure (CTS160) for visual inspiration and product information.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Outdoor living spaces are a great way to further accentuate an exterior, and our EverNew® decking makes a great addition to any home. Constructed from highly-durable vinyl, EverNew features an easy-to-clean, non-slip surface and has multiple baluster and rail styles available. Also, with certification from the National Green Building Standard, all options are both trending in style and sustainably design.

On the Fence About Fences?

Whether your need is for a decorative perimeter or stout and secure privacy, you’ll find smart solutions across our Bufftech® and SimTek® fence collections. Each option has multiple colors and textures available, allowing for versatility of design. Not sure what style fence to purchase? The CertainTeed Fence-It™ tool can help you with the visualization process, offering images of homes that allow you to customize fence styles.

Trending in Customer Satisfaction 

While beauty and aesthetics are at the forefront of the mix-and-match trend, we are also recognized throughout the building materials industry as the top provider of high-performing siding products. For 25 years in a row we have been recognized by Hanley Wood’s Brand Use & Recognition Study as the #1 manufacturer of siding panels and siding shapes/shingles. This study polls building professionals that includes architects, designers, builders, and remodeling contractors to determine which products they prefer.  

We also continue our efforts to achieve customer satisfaction for installers and end users of our products. With technologies such as PermaColor™ Lifetime Fade Protection, drainability features that prevent water from collecting in walls, and the STUDfinder™ enhanced nailing hem for fast and accurate installation, our research and development teams remain on the cutting edge of advancements in both performance and usability.

A two story home with Monogram siding in Charcoal Gray.
Start Designing Your Home Remodeling Project Now

Looking to dive right in on mixing and matching? Check out our online tool, ColorView®, which lets you upload a picture of your home and visualize hundreds of different design options using CertainTeed siding and roofing products. You can also save your different designs, helping you on your way to revitalizing the exterior of your home.

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