Forest green homes are not very common, but they’re absolutely beautiful. Forest green is an underutilized color, mostly because homeowners aren’t as familiar with this hue as other choices in the color wheel. However, forest green siding has plenty of potential to create a gorgeous exterior – especially when paired with white trim.
Explore a range of forest green homes that feature varying siding styles – from shake to lap – and learn how to work with the architectural style of your home to create a beautiful finish.
8 Examples of Forest Green House Siding with White Trim
1. Bungalow Aesthetic
Whether you’re remodeling a cabin in the woods or you’re bringing the bungalow style to the city, forest green shake is a natural choice to bring a rustic – yet polished – aesthetic to a small home. Notice how other nature-inspired elements, like the stone columns and latticed windows, help embellish the outdoorsy tone of the exterior. An off-white trim was selected to tie into that natural feel as well, to avoid a ‘too-crisp’ contrast that would detract from the bungalow aesthetic.
Traditional wood shake is tricky to install and difficult to maintain. Choosing a fiber cement shake composition is a great way to create this look and have the assurance that it’s durable enough to maintain its appearance with minimal upkeep.
2. Classic Lap with Brick Foundation
For a home that’s worthy of “Main Street” attention, a classic lap siding style is essential. This forest green home features narrow black shutters – just on the front-facing windows – to help balance the green, white, and brick foundation. Notice how the red awnings above the porch and side entry door reflect the red tones found in the brick facade in order to create a more cohesive appearance.
3. Emphasized Dormers
Here’s a fresh design idea to try if you’ve got a multi-level home with dormers. Instead of saving all the white saturation for the trim, try accenting the dormers with white siding. This creates an inverted pop of color that works extremely well to add visual volume to the upper levels of the home. It also helps anchor the thickness of the trim used around the first-level windows and the column beams.
If you take a closer look at this forest green home, you’ll see that the siding actually has a shake design. The advantage of using a dark color for the siding is that the texture of the shake becomes more subtle, and adds character without distracting from the entire composition. The result? A beautiful design with relaxed sophistication.
4. Two-Tone Facade
There are no rules about sticking to a single approach for the siding! A two-tone design can add incredible energy to the exterior of the home. Forest green pairs best with other muted tones, like rust and beige – as seen in this design – as well as navy and goldenrod.
Drawing attention to the Victorian elements, this home features smooth architectural panels that embolden and outline the bow windows. That’s not the only siding switch-up; notice how lap siding is used on the main exterior walls, while a scalloped shake design is reserved for the dormers. Charming!
5. Forest Green Craftsman Home
Craftsman homes always look great with a white trim to emphasize their architectural features. It’s also important to keep the original color of the brick base, since this is a characteristic feature of Craftsman exteriors. Forest green is a fantastic choice for this home, as it pairs easily with the white trim and brick foundation. Notice how board and batten siding is used on the second-story bump-out to create contrast with the classic lap siding.
6. Decorative Fascia Adds Flair
Looking for eye-catching ornamentation? You don’t need to add a bunch of mismatched elements! Instead, try making a statement with a focused approach: stylized white fascia panels. The beauty of this design technique is that there are many different styles to choose from, and they all look great, so long as they’re tied together by the same color and material. Notice how this home uses a more ornate fascia panel for the roofline and a simpler style for the window gables. The crisp white color links the different styles, which pop beautifully against the forest green home.
7. Modern Shake Siding
Homeowners tend to assume that shake siding is only for cabins, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Forest green is considered a contemporary color, and when other modern elements are contained in the design – like the tapered porch columns, pale flagstone, and narrow window panels – the effect is effortlessly modern!
8. Matching Trim with Secondary Structures
If the home has a joined garage or detached carriage house, you can use color to create a cohesive look. This forest green home is absolutely stunning and fresh with crisp white trim and a mahogany door. The adjoined structure features the same shade of white, which looks so natural that you almost don’t notice it! This cohesion helps create a beautiful ambiance for the entire exterior.
Superior Siding for Forest Green Homes
The siding material can make a big difference when it comes to crafting a gorgeous exterior aesthetic. Fiber cement siding is intentionally built to withstand the elements and last longer. Plus, it’s designed to be low-maintenance!
With a wide variety of styles to choose from – including lap, shake and board and batten – it’s easy to create the curb appeal you’ve been dreaming of. Contact Allura today to explore a range of high-quality fiber cement siding and trim that can help you create these amazing styles and many more!