Installing new hardie siding, which are factory primmed. Will put another coat of primary. Then the plan is to go back with two top coats.Very much not an expert, but two questions come to mind I would research before I decide.
What color is your house currently? Would changing the color drastically from a light color to a dark color (or vice versa) require additional paint (or primer)?
Also, could it possibly affect your energy bill? Is it like the difference between choosing paint color on a new car? Black (or dark) absorbs heat, white (or lighter colors) reflect it?
Now that's a thought. What colors attrach insects?not sure how it is in texas. when i choose a paint color here in florida for my house, i will consider colors that wont attract insects as much. florida is full of all kinds of bugs that like to move in and make homes in all of the corners and crevices in your siding.