We plan to use fiber cement siding from James Hardie. They call it "HardiePlank Lap Siding with ColorPlus Technology". that just means that it comes pre-painted, but since the finish is baked on or something it lasts longer and comes with a 15 year warranty on the color. it also saves you time because you don't have to paint the house when you're building.
i took some of the colors James Hardie offers and put them on one of the elevation drawings. On some of these i also played with the trim and/or window color. and i realize that we need to think about a color for the front door.
so what do you think? we've been planning to go with the first one, Iron Gray with white trim and white windows. but nothing is built yet... and for reference, the roof will be silver.
click on the pic to see the sample elevations.