As of 2015, HardiePlank siding comes in Countrylane Red, Chestnut Brown, Mountain Sage, Iron Gray, Evening Blue, Heathered Moss, Timber Bark, Monterey Taupe, Cobble Stone, Khaki Brown, Autumn Tan, Navajo Beige, Arctic White and a plain primed finish for custom coloring. The availability of colors can be affected by the location that the customer is in, as all colors are not available nationally.
There are four different types of HardiePlank siding styles for customers to choose from. The paint colors that are available, which are 14 total for the default colors, may give a different look to different board styles. The website for the product, JamesHardie.com, allows users to preview the default colors on each board type to see the different effects. A good example is the Countrylane Red. On the Cedarmill-style board, it has a rich, textured look with some highlights where the light reflects off the smoother areas. On the Smooth or Beaded board, the color appears to be a darker paint because there is less texture to reflect light.
If a customer wishes to have a product catalog to be able to get more information about the product and see it in natural light, he can download one from the website. In addition to the product catalog and paint colors, the customer can get warranty and care information on the product. Care can be an important factor in choosing a paint color; dark colors may not show some types of dirt as easily as light colors, while light colors may not show damage as easily as dark colors might.