We live in the age of Pinterest and HGTV. That means that every day we are inundated with ideas on how to improve the interiors of our homes. However, it can be more difficult to pinpoint just what to do with the exteriors of our home.
It may seem like it shouldn’t be that hard. After all, we drive by hundreds of houses every day. That’s ample time to find inspiration, right?
The truth is that finding complimentary roof and house color combinations can be tricky. And getting it wrong can be expensive and disappointing. But you don’t need to go out and consult a designer when you have us on your side!
We’ve compiled a list of the best siding and roof color combinations so that your home looks as good as it feels.
1) Blue House & Gray Roof
When it comes to adding a pop of color to your home, few colors are as popular as blue. Blue comes in a wide range of shades and can act almost like a neutral if you choose one with gray undertones.
When picking a lighter blue shade, you may be tempted to choose a black roof to create contrast. However, a darker roof can actually clash with your home and take away from the peaceful, happy look of your home. We recommend choosing a shade of blue with gray undertones and tying it all together is a dark or light gray roof. This will create a unified feel for your home’s exterior and boost your curb appeal.
2) Red House & Cedar Shingles
We love a bold siding color, and it doesn’t get much bolder than red! Not only will red siding and accent colors draw eyes to your home, but it also creates a homey, farmhouse look without leaning into cliches.
In order to keep the red from becoming overpowering, we recommend leaning into a natural shingle style, such as cedar shingles or shakes. Not only will this evoke the old-timey charm that we associate with barns, but the natural, earthy tones, help to tone down the red.
3) Dark Blue House & Black Shingles
Dark blue is a siding color that we’ve seen more and more often these days. And we can understand why. It’s bold, it’s fun, and it’s modern. We love pairing this siding color with white trim and wood accents. But what about the roof color?
It may be surprising, but we actually recommend pairing a black roof with dark siding colors. The dark roof and siding combination helps to create a clean line that blends together. Adding white or wood trim with this really helps everything to pop!
4) Green House & Brown Shingles
You don’t see much green siding these days. From our perspective, that’s a shame! Certain shades of green can act as neutral. It’s also a great way to incorporate the green tones from the foliage and nature around you into your home’s exterior.
In fact, when it comes to your home’s house and roof color, we love to take inspiration from the trees around you! A brown roof and green siding are a color combination that always looks good! We recommend choosing a green paint color in a similarly warm shade to your brown shingles to help keep everything looking cozy and inviting.
5) White House & Gray Shingles
When you think of white siding, you probably think of a classic colonial-style home with its black shutters and a dark-colored roof. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s good to realize that white siding can be hugely versatile. In fact, we like it best when it is part of a softer color palette.
Pairing your white house with gray shingles can get rid of the high-contrast look that can be too jarring for some homeowners. We think a cooler white shade looks best with dove gray shingles.
6) Gray House & Black Shingles
Love the look of neutral siding, but feeling on the fence when it comes to white? We get it. Split the difference by opting for gray siding. An understated exterior color, gray siding will never go out of style. We like it best when paired with black shingles or other dark roof colors to help add some visual weight. This is a color combination guaranteed to boost your home’s curb appeal!
7) Yellow House & Brown Shingles
What could be happier than a sunny and cheerful yellow house? Yellow homes are whimsical without being too over the top. We recommend opting for a soft, buttery yellow rather than anything too bright. Pairing it with a brown roof helps ground the light shade without the images of a school bus that darker shingle colors might evoke.
8) Brick House & Black Shingles
Picking new siding colors may seem all well and good, but what if you are stuck with a more permanent exterior material, such as brick? Don’t you worry. There is a roof option for you, as well!
We like to let the warmer colors of the bricks shine by adding gravitas to the roof. A black roof is neutral enough to let the brick shine while still helping to make it pop!
9) Cedar Shake Siding & Brown Roof
Another unconventional siding choice is cedar shake siding. While we love the charming, rustic look of this siding material, it can be difficult to know what to pair it with. You might be shocked to know that we recommend a brown roof!
After all, you’ve likely chosen this material because you like how natural it looks. Choosing a roof with a nature-inspired color will help to maintain that aesthetic that you like!
10) Pink House & Gray Roof
We saved the showstopper for last! Sometimes, only a standout color will do. Allow us to introduce to you the idea of pink siding. While not for the faint of heart, this color choice will instantly boost your home’s curb appeal and have people turning their heads.
We recommend choosing a cool, pastel pink and pairing it with a gray roof. This will help make your pink siding act almost as a neutral while adding old-fashioned charm.
Get an Expert’s Opinion
If there’s one thing we know about, it is home exteriors. At Melo Roofing, we have an experienced team who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to house and roof color combinations. We can help you find a roof color that helps take your home’s exterior design to the next level! Contact us today to set up a consultation!