While in the process of replacing your roof,
you need to decide what color you want your shingles to be. With your roof
being one of the most visible aspects of your home and being a major component
of your curb appeal, you want to pick a color that suits your home well. After all, your roof will last many years, so you want to make sure it is
appealing. Continue reading to learn a few considerations you should have when
choosing a shingle color.
You want to make sure that your home has great
curb appeal. This includes making sure the color of your house matches well
with the color of your roof to maximize the external appearance of your home.
Below are several house colors with their best matching roof shingle colors.
Light Gray home: Dark brown, black, or gray shingles
Beige/Cream home: Gray, black,
green, or blue shingles
Brown home: Gray, brown, green, or
White home: Almost any shingle
color will work
Weathered wood or log home: Brown,
green, black, or gray shingles
Home's Architectural Style
Certain colors look best with different
architectural styles, based on the style and period of your home. With your
roof being such an important aspect of your home's aesthetic, the color of your
shingles needs to complement the design. A few examples include:
Black or dark colors go well with
Contemporary and Victorian-style
homes blend well with brighter colors, including burnt orange, to pay homage to
the original traditional clay tiles that were used.
Earthy tones of brown and green
pair well with Plantation style homes.
Your roof can take up to 40% of your home's
overall exterior appearance, depending on the size of your home. The actual
height of your home is an important factor when deciding on dark or light
shingles. Single-story homes have less height, so they should have medium to
light-colored shingles to create better balance and make sure your home does
not look encompassed by the roof. Darker-colored shingles look better on
multiple-level homes; lighter-colored shingles can make larger homes seem
When you're in the process of replacing your
roof, picking out your new shingle color is one of the few decisions you will
have to make. It's helpful to have an experienced and trustworthy roofing
contractor that will be on your side from start to finish. We have dedicated a page on our website to assist in shingle color selection. At ARAC Roof It
Forward, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality customer service and
roofing solutions. If you need a roof repair or replacement, schedule your
free video inspection with Roof It Forward today.