How to Pick a Roof Color That Boosts Your Home’s Curb Appeal

May 18, 2021

How to Pick a Roof Color That Boosts Your Home’s Curb Appeal

After you’ve chosen a roofer to work with and the type of shingle you want, it’s time for the fun part – picking a shingle color. Your roof can account for up to 40% of your home’s visual exterior, so it deserves as much consideration as your interior design. If you want to boost the curb appeal of your home, there are a variety of different factors to consider when choosing a color for your roof shingles. 

Examine the Architectural Style of Your Home

The architecture of your home matters when choosing a shingle color. For example, if you have a Victorian, Colonial, or another type of historical home, traditional colors look best. If you have a rustic or ranch home, earthy tones work well. 



Let Your Home’s Exterior Elements Guide You

While homes with wood siding can be painted, homes with siding such as brick, vinyl, stone or masonry, stucco, etc. are more permanent. Choosing a roof color that works in synergy with your home’s exterior elements will ensure you’ll be happy with your color decision for years to come.




Consider the Exterior Elements Around Your Home

When choosing a color for your roof, it’s wise to consider the elements surrounding your home. Where do you live? What is the climate like? What about landscaping? Do you have trees surrounding your home? Although some of these things (like your landscaping) can change, asking yourself these questions will help you get closer to the best shingle color for your home.




Always Mix Patterns With Care

Is your home’s facing feature multicolored bricks? If so, then a multicolored shingle color may not be the best choice for your home. A good rule of thumb is to mix the patterns on your home the same way that you’d mix them in your home.



Contemplate Resale Value

In the realm of roofing, bold isn’t necessarily better. With a roof lasting as long as 50 years, like those we offer from GAF, it’s smart to select a timeless color. 

Still Unsure?

If you’re still unsure after considering the tips above, the guide below will help you quickly match a shingle color to your home’s base exterior.

Red Dark Brown, Black, Grey, Green
Light Grey Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Beige/Cream Brown, Black, Grey, Green, Blue
Brown Grey, Brown, Green, Blue
White Almost any color including Brown, Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Weathered Wood or Log Houses Brown, Green, Black, Grey
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