Vinyl siding is very popular if not the most popular in recent decades. This has to do with its affordability, color options, and lack of maintenance needed to keep it looking great. It also withstands the impact of hail and blowing objects. If something happens that the vinyl siding is damaged, it is possible to replace only the damaged parts.
To achieve the look that you want, you can mix textures and colors. Maintenance mostly consists of some soap and water and that’s it. Siding also never needs painting. You can even get vinyl shakes that look like real cedar so you can have a more natural look to your home.