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How to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof

Get a roof color you'll love for years to come
Read Time: 4.5 Minutes | Nov 4, 2020
 

How to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof

Get a roof color you'll love for years to come
Read Time: 4.5 Minutes | Nov 4, 2020
How to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof
My house is: White | Blue | Beige | Brown | Red | Grey | Wood or Log

Repainting your home can cost between $1,500 and $4,000 on average. Because of this, you want to ensure your new roof complements your home’s current color before installation begins. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a costly cosmetic change.

You’ll need to consider a combination of lighting, exterior home features, and architectural style. But before you get into the nitty-gritty of finalizing your roof color, start with narrowing down the options based on home color.

White Home

White house exterior
If you have a white home, you’re in luck. Home’s with white exteriors are incredibly versatile. You can pair them with pretty much any roof color. The only roof color you’ll want to be a bit careful with is white. Be sure the shades of white you have on your home’s exterior and roof are able to provide enough definition to give your home a cohesive appearance. This is a case where you’d definitely want to pick out a trim color to define your home’s architecture.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your white home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • White

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Mist White

Capistrano example

Resawn Shake

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Belair cutout example

Mojave Tan

Capistrano example

Weather Wood

Double eagle bel air example

Max Def Shenandoah

Blue Home

Blue house
If you have a light or dark blue home, you’ll find you’re very limited in roof colors. The good thing is, blue siding and dark grays or black roofs look lovely when paired together. Avoid browns and tans as these will not complement your home’s exterior coloring.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your blue home:

  • Light Gray
  • Black
  • Dark Gray

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Cobblestone Gray

Capistrano example

Colonial Slate

Double eagle bel air example

Max Def Driftwood

Belair cutout example

Silver Birch

Capistrano example

Pewter

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Beige Home

Beige home exterior
Beige or tan homes go well with dark roofs that contrast with the light exterior color of the home. Your best bet is to go with one of a dark version of one of the colors listed below.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your beige home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Burnt Sienna

Capistrano example

Weathered Wood

Double eagle bel air example

Charcoal Black

Belair cutout example

Max Def Shenandoah

Capistrano example

Max Def Hunter Green

Double eagle bel air example

Atlantic Blue

Brown Home

Brown house exterior
You have plenty of options if your home’s exterior is brown. You may want to stick to warm tones but cool tones will work just as well. You can create a completely different feel to your home based on the tone you go for. Warm tones will be cozy and inviting while cool tones will create an elegant and modern feel.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your brown home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Blue

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Burnt Sienna

Capistrano example

Weathered Wood

Double eagle bel air example

Georgetown Gray

Belair cutout example

Max Def Shenandoah

Capistrano example

Max Def Hunter Green

Double eagle bel air example

Atlantic Blue

Red Home

Red house exterior
If your home has a red exterior you’ll want to go with earthy tones that help to contrast and calm the harsher, vibrant red exterior of your home.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your red home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Black

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Sunrise Cedar

Capistrano example

Burnt Sienna

Double eagle bel air example

Hunter Green

Belair cutout example

Georgetown Gray

Capistrano example

Charcoal Black

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Grey Home

Gray house exterior
Use darker roofing colors to complement a light gray home. If you want a gray exterior and roof, pick a darker gray for the roof for a clean appearance.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your grey home:

  • White
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Mist White

Capistrano example

Silver Birch

Double eagle bel air example

Cobblestone Gray

Belair cutout example

Atlantic Blue

Capistrano example

Pewter

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Yellow Home

Yellow house exterior
Yellow homes, as with blue homes, are more limited in their roofing pairing options. Be careful about pairing the suggested colors, paying close attention to the shades used. While you might like one shade, a different shade may create a contrast you don’t like.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your yellow home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Blue

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Sunrise Cedar

Capistrano example

Mojave Tan

Double eagle bel air example

Cobblestone Gray

Belair cutout example

Atlantic Blue

Capistrano example

Pewter

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Wood or Log Home

Wood house
A green, brown, or gray roof is the best option if you have a wood home. Other colors will clash with the natural wood color of your home’s exterior.

Here are the roof colors that will best match your wood or log home:

  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • White

Our Recommendations

Belair cutout example

Mist White

Capistrano example

Burnt Sienna

Double eagle bel air example

Hunter Green

Belair cutout example

Georgetown Gray

Capistrano example

Charcoal Black

Double eagle bel air example

Moire Black

Key Considerations When Picking a Roof Color


You should keep a few factors in mind when picking a roof color, beyond just matching complementary colors. Make sure you check these considerations before committing to your new roof color.

View Roof Material Samples in Person

Whether you are having tile or shingles installed on your home, you’ll want to see them up close and personal rather than just through your computer screen. Seeing a sample of the roofing material in person may reveal the colors present differently in person. Often colors are distorted online.

If you can take a sampling of your favorite swatches, even better. You’ll want to bring these swatches home and take them outside at different times of the day. This gives you a chance to see how the roofing material looks in different lighting conditions your home experiences on a daily basis. You may be surprised to find that your favorite swatch online is not the one you like once you see it in person.

Check With Your HOA Before Making Final Decisions

If you have an HOA you know they can be a pain when it comes to changes to your home. To save yourself the headache (and unexpected expenses), check with your HOA about any limitations on roofing. Your neighborhood may be limited to a certain type or color of roofing. It is always better to check first rather than pay the price later.

Get Your New Roof

Think you know what color roof you’ll be going with? If you haven’t already selected a roofing contractor in your area, keep the following in mind.

Roofers have different selections of roofing materials. Make sure the roofer you go with has the style and color of roofing you want on your home.

Decide what type of roofing you want first. Not all roofers will install every type of roofing material. The type of roofing you go with is something you should give quite a bit of thought to as each has its own pros and cons.

If you need a tile or shingle roof for your Central Florida home, request a quote to begin the simple, stress-free reroofing process with Central Homes Roofing.

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