Board and batten began as a cost-effective external siding alternative, but it’s now back in style for modern exterior design. What’s more, it helps you achieve two-tone patterns for your home’s exterior. 

If you’re looking for inspiration to add architectural flair to your home, here are 7 two-tone board and batten exterior siding ideas.

1. Simple Grayish-Green And Beige Two-Tone


To emphasize white trimmings, a deeper hue of green would work fine. However, a more neutral shade of green, especially when paired with beige, gives off a vintage impression. 

Any dark-colored sections, like your roof, would stand out in contrast to the light color palette, adding to the classic aesthetic. If you prefer a different shade, you could go with a more neutral hue, like a darker beige or gray, or you can use a darker yet dull shade of green.

2. Light Brown And Beige Two-Tone With High Contrast Accents


Using brown and beige together does give off a historical vibe as well. But using high contrast colors for your exterior features will add to the effect.

As seen in the example above, the red brick sidings and red window trim paired with the two-toned board and batten portray a high contrast appeal. It’s easy on the eyes but not too harsh to cause distasteful remarks.

3. Neutral Two-Tone With Textured Siding Style


The neutral two-tone board and batten with an asphalt shingle roof to match give off a homey feeling to your exterior. But to complement the dull undertones, you can use different siding styles on other sections to add to the appeal.

You may notice from the image above that the style used is multi-colored brick. Although it looks chaotic by itself, it fits well with the board and batten thanks to the somewhat matching color scheme of the brick.

4. Dark-Gray And Light-Gray Two-Tone With Vivid Accents


Gray has been a staple for neutral-toned color schemes, and it works well with board and batten. A darker hue with a lighter gray topped with a vivid color adds an appeal like no other.

The green in the image above isn’t too dark or dull compared to the two-tone gray. It sits right with the siding, adding a unique aesthetic to the overall look of your exterior. Dark pastel colors like maroon or vanish-brown could also work in this case.

5.  Beige And Grayish-Brown Two-Tone With Tan-Brown Trims


Neutral colors have a classic impression on the eyes. But adding highlights to the board and batten adds a neutral accent to your exterior in addition to your home’s features.

The beige and grayish-brown two-tone topped with the Tan-brown may look boring at first glance, but you’ll soon notice how attractive it looks. And even more so if your roof matches the overall color scheme.

6. Full Neutral Two-Tone


Going for a fully neutral two-tone board and batten style is never bad because neutral colors work best in most modern house exterior designs. The tan-gray paired with white offers a whole new image to your home in natural light. 

Additionally, any features you may have on your exterior will stand out as their own thing. If you want to add an accent, a high contrast color will do the trick, but it would be best not to go overboard.

7. Yellow And Beige Two-Tone With Contrasting Textured Siding


Not a lot of people like the color yellow. But it could work well with other colors in exterior design if done right. 

As seen in the example above, beige is the statement color with a yellow undertone even though it’s a two-toned board and batten. When paired with white trims gives an additional light hue to complement the two-tone.

The red brick may look off in certain angles, but it can give a unique accent, especially when you can feature to match with it, like a stone on the lower portion of the siding.

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