Leaving 2021 and heading into 2022, we are seeing new trends in exterior design including new roofing, siding, window, door, and color schemes. In the last couple of years, homeowners have spent more and more time in and around their homes. This means that there have been tons of exterior home improvement projects being tackled, and with a new year comes new trends. Let’s take a look at the latest exterior design trends and how you can affordably incorporate them into your home to enhance your appealing exterior design.

High Contrast Exteriors

The days of a whole home, trim, and doors being the same color are no more. Homeowners and designers are getting creative by adding new colors to their siding and trim. It is more common to see high contrasts between the siding and trim. For example, darker-colored siding with white or off-white windows and door trim provide a stylish and bold look. For a homeowner with a desire to make a larger splash in their curb appeal, we sometimes see a light-colored home with different sections in a very dark-colored siding. This certainly stands out and helps the home have a unique and modern look.

Earthy Colorways are Back

Although we still see the very dark and light contrast, we are also seeing more brown, gray, green, and maroon tones to provide a warmer feeling. These sophisticated hues are becoming more common and other aspects of the exterior help keep the look modern.


As we discussed above, we are seeing a lot of contrast in home exteriors. Accent walls are becoming more popular and give a nice touch rather than just seeing a uniform exterior. One of the sleekest looks we see is board and batten slat walls. These exterior elements work perfect as accent walls and are even relatively easy to DIY as a homeowner.

Functional & Practical, While Aesthetically Beautiful

In 2022, homeowners want practicality in their homes. Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals, and families desire spaces to fit their lifestyles. Architects are beaming at the number of responsible homeowners desiring a practical space to fit their unique needs while maintaining appealing exterior design.

Unique Exterior Lighting Concepts

Homeowners and architects spend a lot of time (and money) perfecting the light fixtures inside their homes. Now, we are seeing a trend to incorporate fun exterior lights and fixtures to provide a special accent to the home exterior. We expect to see more smart lighting fixtures in this coming year in appealing exterior design.

Prominent Roofing Colors

Roofing shingle technology has exploded in the last decade. Fifteen years ago, we were seeing generic three-tab style shingles in very bland gray colors. However, recently the architectural style shingle was developed and now we see hundreds of different roofing hues with colors all across the spectrum. Check out the 2021 Owens Corning Shingle Color of the Year, Aged Copper below. Earthly elements of deep orange, sage green, and brown granules mix together to create a warm, welcoming look.

Bold Siding Styles

Vinyl siding is arguably the biggest change you can make to the exterior of your home. With the right siding choice, you can completely transform the look and curb appeal of your home and raise its value. At Guaranteed Roofing, we are seeing more bold choices of siding every month which lead to some incredible before and after project transformations enhancing appealing exterior design.

Below is CertainTeed Northwoods® Single 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingle. Northwoods® siding offers design possibilities for accent areas or whole house applications with a broad range of colors.

Exterior design, as with interior design, is an art of change. Each year we see new products, styles, and trends that either stay for a while or run a short course of popularity. Going into 2022, we are excited to see the new trends and find out if contrasting colors, earthy tones, accents, unique lighting concepts, and bold roof and siding colors are here to stay.

We look forward to following these trends to see how they evolve. In 2022, we implore you to unlock your home’s full potential by making meaningful changes to its appearance and curb appeal! We love seeing homeowners transform a house into their dream home with appealing exterior design, allow us to assist you in designing your next exterior home improvement project!