17 Siding Colors with Automatic Corner Edging
Wanting to expand my options for exterior treatments, I decided to make myself this basic set of seventeen new siding options—ten accent colors plus seven neutrals.
These walls automatically place edging on the corners, like Maxis siding, which means that they do not have the thin white seam that appears on walls that use a separate swatch for the corner texture. I’ve also included a plain version without edging for each color.
They also have more corners than Maxis siding—a really excellent idea that I shamelessly stole from plasticbox. This means that the corner texture will be applied even to one-tile corners (Maxis brick walls with quoining behave like this, but the siding applies edging only to corners on walls at least two tiles long). You can see how this works in my “model home” pictures, on the corner to the right of the front door.
These walls work for all three wall heights; the model home shows a medium height wall on the first level. They all cost 4 simoleons.
These walls were made using an edited version of onepracticalghost‘s templates for his Mansion and Garden siding. The original template is perfect for lighter pastel shades, but my edit makes it a bit easier to achieve darker, more saturated colors. My intention was to have a palette that’s versatile enough for lots of interesting color combinations yet able to be matched to Maxis build items (for instance: my Soft Green matches the Maxis green on shutters and spandrels, my Orange-Red matches the red door, my blues are a few shades darker and lighter than the Maxis blue so it looks nice on both, etc).
The pictures of my “model home” showcase various color combinations, and feature each siding color at least once. All pictures are unedited, except to add text. I didn’t put all the pictures on this post, but you can view the full album here.
Although I have tested these in my own game it’s entirely possible I’ve messed something up, so let me know if anything is not as it should be.
This wall’s texture is not perfectly seamless between the center and side textures; this is due to the texture of the original template. However, I honestly don’t think it’s bothersome: it’s really only visible on a plain wall of either grey shade (as you can see in the palette photos) and it’s not at all noticeable on a house fitted with windows, doors, etc.
I have a few huge thank yous to make: onepracticalghost, for generously sharing his templates and allowing me to edit it and share my recolors; plasticbox, for teaching me how to do a bunch of nifty stuff like re-order catalog swatches and make automagic corner edging; and the awesome people supporting Sims 4 Studio and s4pe, without which I wouldn’t have been able to make these.
The download folder contains four files, so you don’t need to get all of them if you don’t want them:
fhra_mgsiding_basiccolors – siding with automatic edging in ten basic colors
fhra_mgsiding_basiccolors_plain – plain siding (no edging) in ten basic colors
fhra_mgsiding_neutrals – siding with automatic edging in seven neutral colors
fhra_mgsiding_neutrals_plain – plain siding (no edging) in seven neutral colors