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Why Is it Essential to Match Your Roof Color with Your Home Exterior?

Jan 28


Do you plan to paint your exterior? It can be difficult to choose exterior paint colors, especially for first-time homeowners. Many homeowners neglect to consider the color of their roofs when coming up with color ideas. Is it important? It turns out that the roof of your home has a major impact on curb appeal as well as overall aesthetic appeal. It is easy to overlook the roof and cause color clashing, excessive color-matching, or a sloppy color scheme. 


Additionally, it's important to consider the durability of your roof when making a replacement decision. There are several durable roof replacement options available, such as metal or tile roofs, that can withstand harsh weather conditions and last for many years. These options may be more expensive upfront, but they can save you money in the long run by reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.

Mind the Roof

You can pay attention to the color and materials of your house, whether you are just finishing building your new home or if you are doing an exterior repaint. Metal, clay, asphalt, and shingle are some of the most popular roof materials. They come in a variety of colors.


Your siding and roof colors don't have to match, but they should be harmonious. Start with what you have. You can match your siding color to an existing roof color by pairing a cool siding color with a cool roofing color and a warm siding color together with a warm roof.


If you have a warm-colored roof, such as brick red or rusty tan, choose a warm siding color such as brown, beige, or tan. Choose a similar cool color, such as green, gray, or blue, if the roof is a cool shade like slate gray or black.


An exterior wall with an earth color would look great if you have clay-colored roof tiles. Multi Colored shingles can sparkle in vivid colors up close, but some details may not be apparent from the street. To determine which color roof is dominant, stand between 30-50m from your home.


Clay tile roofs look great when paired with warmer siding colors like pale gold, soft pink, and antique white. A white siding with a hint of gray can soften solar panels that are installed on roofs made of metal, plastic, and industrial glass.

Other considerations

Consider the Colors of Unpainted Material Some features of homes don't get painted often. These could include brick, stone, or vinyl windows, chimneys, natural wood doors, and chimneys. Select a siding color that matches the existing colors of your home. You should also consider other natural materials that don’t require paint.

Surrounding Nature There are many color options for landscaping your home. An earthy palette of browns, greens, and other natural colors would work well if there are many trees. You might consider painting your exterior in turquoise and vivid blues in a beach setting.

Look at the neighborhood for color ideas. But don't try to copy their exact scheme. You should choose colors that will make your home stand out, but not too many contrasts that could clash with the overall neighborhood color scheme.

The Bottom Line

It shouldn't be difficult to choose a color scheme that suits your home. Consider the following guidelines, and don't forget to pay attention to your roof. When choosing exterior colors for their homes, most homeowners forget to consider the color of their roofs. You should also consider your personal preferences when choosing exterior colors.


Roof replacement Company is available to help you with residential exterior painting. We have years of experience in exterior and interior home painting. We can help you select the right colors for your project, at no additional cost. Read More: Low slope roofs vs. steep slope roof