We finally decided on siding for the house. We're going with LP Smartside, which is a composite material that comes with a similar warranty to Hardie. Our house is a story and a half, so we're going to do lap siding on the first floor, and board and batten for the front gable. We're going with a grey color for the lap siding, and white trim around the doors and windows. I'm curious to get your opinions in doing the board and batten in all grey vs doing it in two colors (grey and white).