We are in the midst of a room addition and have encountered many unexpected glitches. The most recent is with our aluminum siding. When we built our home seven years ago, we chose taupe (light tan with a pinkish hue) as the color of our siding. I have contacted the original builder for information on the siding used and he told me that siding manufacturers often change their pallets, a form of planned obsolescence. So with no direction from our original builder, I hit the internet and looked at several manufacturers and dealers, with no luck. We have had absolutely no luck even finding a taupe siding, much less anything close. As construction is nearing completion on our addition, we are faced with a couple of expensive and laborious options: re-side the entire house, or prime/paint the new siding to match the existing taupe.

Are these truly our best options, and what would you recommend we do?