The James Hardie website features Autumn Tan as a plank siding color popular for its versatility, and Navajo Beige as a color that never goes out of style. DIY Network viewers voted James Hardie's Iron Gray and Cobble Stone colors as their favorites for the Blog Cabin 2015 project.
The James Hardie website also offers curated palettes to help buyers choose popular color combinations appropriate for different environments. Featured palettes are Warm, for rural areas, Cool, for homes near the beach, and Lush, for a forest environment. The website also presents color palettes to give a light, dark, or neutral effect. A visitor to the website can enter his ZIP code to display the specific colors available where he lives.
When choosing a color for plank siding, James Hardie suggests buyers choose the main color first, one that complements the home's surroundings and setting. The homeowner should then select trim and accent colors that contrast with the main color. The buyer should also take into account how the palette plays against the colors of the roof, brick and windows.
James Hardie brands its paint technology as ColorPlus. The manufacturer applies the finish coat in a controlled environment to ensure consistency and even coverage, then bakes it for durability. This technology is designed to resist the sun's ultraviolet rays to reduce fading.