Common colors for cedar siding include cedar's natural reddish-brown, gray and light green. These color finishes are often sheer to keep the grain of the wood visible. Homeowners can also purchase cedar siding in a wide variety of opaque colors, including white, blue and tan.
Cedar siding generally comes in one of two textures. Smooth siding displays the patterns of the grains clearly when treated with a clear or sheer finish. Rough siding shows the markings made by the saw that cut the siding and has a more rustic, weathered look. Both types of siding can be stained or painted.