Back to Basics: Clad your Home in Smart, Simple Light Neutral James Hardie Siding

Live colorfully in a home clad in light neutrals. Despite what some think, a bold white or a rich cream packs plenty of pigment.

Sure these hues may seem basic, but they’re anything but boring. Light, neutral siding colors—such as James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology Arctic White, Sail Cloth and Navajo Beige—are classic, sophisticated choices that never go out of style.

And with James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology—a baked-on color option that is more fade resistant than field applied paints—these lighter colors will stay vibrant longer without a ton of maintenance.

Going back to basics doesn’t have to be boring. From white, to beige, to cream, James Hardie makes it simple to study light, neutrals.

A is for Arctic White

From the first snowflakes of winter to the blanket of fluffy, untouched snow, there’s just something about winter’s classic Arctic White. Midwest homeowners flock to the color for their exterior hue. In fact, it’s the region’s second most popular ColorPlus Technology siding color, right after Pearl Gray. We can see why.



American Foursquare clad in HardiePlank® lap siding in Arctic White with matching HardieTrim® boards.

B is for Navajo Beige

This classic neutral feels right at home on any home’s exterior, whether there’s stonework or unique architectural details. The smart beige fits and gives an heir of elegance.

Navajo Beige
Navajo Beige

Close-up of home clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Navajo Beige paired with a bolder beige trim.

C is for Sail Cloth

We love this creamy siding and trim color that seems to resemble vintage canvas. The softer shade of worn-in white adds a clean and relaxed feeling to a home’s exterior.

Sail Cloth
Sail Cloth

HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardieTrim batten boards in Sail Cloth, paired with HardiePlank lap siding in Heathered Moss. The bright pop of the bold shutter adds interest and a modern sensibility.

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