The front of your home is the first thing you and passersby see—it’s the face of your home. So, why not make it look its best? Give your East Coast abode a boost of curb appeal by cladding it in James Hardie® siding and trim.

The ultimate home exterior makeover doesn’t have to be complex. With James Hardie’s ColorPlus® palette, it’s simple to find colors that speak to you in a vast array of well-curated, complementary palettes. And any color you opt for will stay vibrant longer with less maintenance compared to field applied paint; each one is specifically engineered to help resist damaging UV rays.

Once you have a pristine exterior palette in place, you can add in the head-turning frills. After all, curb appeal is about the whole picture—from your siding and trim to your entryway to your surrounding fence—so why not give it a well-rounded refresh.

Here are a few ways to pump up the curb appeal while complementing your home’s James Hardie siding and trim.

Add a fence to your façade

Besides making the look of your home feel complete, a beautiful fence can provide security, increase privacy and tie a home’s look together. Whether your fence is already in place and you have an option to spruce up its color or you’re putting one up, you’ll want to be sure your fence complements your home’s siding. We like this simple white picket around a suburban home sided in HardiePlank® lap siding in Pearl Gray with HardieTrim® boards in crisp Arctic White.

Make your door more daring

You can easily add personality to your address with an accent door. If your home’s siding is a more conventional hue, you can punch up your exterior with a bold door color. This homeowner did a great job of pairing HardiePlank lap siding in Heathered Moss with a creamy trim in Sail Cloth. The pop of the front door in a bold, cobalt blue is regal and interesting.  When the usual black or brown door feels too basic, personalize your entrance with a door color that pops, all while complementing your home’s siding and trim colors.

Welcome with inviting spaces

This front porch has flow with its red brick walkup, inviting rocking chairs and porch swing, and hanging ferns. The home nods to classic style, but the siding and trim add an element of modernity. We like the HardiePlank lap siding and HardiePanel® vertical siding in Iron Gray, paired with HardieTrim boards in Arctic White. Adding comfortable porch furniture is an easy way to cozy up your porch. For an added layer of personality, you can mix and match weatherproof furniture, but use just a few of your favorite colors on throw pillows, blankets and accessories to tie everything together.