Updated September 20, 2022. Originally published February 8, 2022.
Is it time for a new roof? We know that it can be intimidating to make important decisions for a roof replacement. You’ll have to choose a roofing color, material, and company to complete your project. When you’re spending a lot of money on a project, it can be stressful having to make these decisions. That’s what Perimeter Roofing is here for! With years of experience handling roof replacements, we’ve developed an eye for the best roof colors and can help you decide on the best fit for your home. We’ll make sure that your new roof perfectly complements your home. A new roof can dramatically increase your curb appeal and make your house look brand new. If you’re looking to sell, this is a great home service to invest in.
How to Choose a Roof Color?
1. Do Research
Anytime you’re making design decisions, the internet is your friend! Do your research online to learn more about roof and house color combinations. You can browse social media, online magazines, and gallery pages. Pinterest is a great option! You can even examine roofing colors in your neighborhood to get a better idea of roof colors around your home.
Technology can also be used to your benefit. Roof shingle color selectors are available, which take online photos of your home to color match. This can be a valuable resource for envisioning various colors on your roof. Try Colorview from our favorite shingle manufacturer, Certainteed. This roof shingle color selector will make designing your new roof easy!
2. Roofing Material
Popular roofing materials include asphalt, slate, concrete, clay, solar panels, and specialty shingles. The type of roofing material you choose will depend on your budget, desired maintenance, and location. Check out our blog on roofing materials to learn more! We proudly partner with Certainteed, which offers over 300 roofing materials. You can fully customize shingles and colors to match your home. If you’re considering any type of shingle color, Certainteed provides wonderful products to choose from. With color-matching technology and Certainteed specialty shingles, you’ll be all set for a roof replacement.
3. Coordinate Roof and Siding
It’s important to coordinate your roof with your siding colors. You’ll also want to consider color tones and how they work together. Generally, there are warm and cool tones, which then each have their own undertone. If you have a warm-toned roof, it should match with warm-toned siding.
Color will also determine how dramatic or subtle your roof looks. Are you looking for a bolder roof, or do you want a more neutral color? The more contrast a roof has, the more dramatic the look. This doesn’t necessarily mean bold colors are used, but that there’s a clear contrast between roof and siding colors. You’ll also need to pay attention to trims and accents. The best way to tackle this is by trying to implement balance. The roofing, siding, and trim should not all be the same color, but rather balance each other out. You can always consult with a professional about the best color choices.
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Best Roof Color Design Ideas
White House with Dark Roof
If you have a white house, it’s always a great idea for your roof color to be dark. A black roof will contrast with white and look very classy. A charcoal gray roof is another popular choice for white houses. This is common for farmhouses, creating a classically neutral option.
Gray House with Gray Roof
It’s common for gray houses to be paired either with lighter or darker roof shingle colors. Homeowners choose the lighter or darker end of the scale depending on the overall impression they want to create for their home’s exterior.
Red Brick House with Black Roof
Another classic combination, a red brick house, looks lovely with dark roof colors. It’s common for a black roof to be paired with any type of red brick material.
Need Roofing Service?
Our technicians at Perimeter Roofing are proud to offer roof replacement and repair services in Georgia, Nashville, Alabama, and Orlando! If you’re ready for a new roof, we can teach you how to match roof shingles to house color and find the best roof color for your home. The product will be a brand new roof that beautifully contrasts your home. Contact us today for a free consultation!