Shingle and Paint Pairings to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
One of the most dramatic changes to a home’s curb appeal is replacing the roof. Choosing the right shingle is a must when it comes to replacing your roof. Here are five shingle and paint pairings that professionals suggest.
1. Warm, Earthy Neutrals
Earthy neutrals are one of the most popular trends of 2022. Shingles that are dark and light brown with tonal variation present a warm and welcoming feel. These colors blend into the surrounding environment giving the home’s exterior a natural feel. Not only to do they blend into nature, but they also hide dirt well so you do not have to clean your roof all the time.
For paint colors, earthy brown shingles are complemented by shades of beige, taupe, or hunter green for the exterior. The brown shingles also pair well with warm brick or stone facades. A classic, Craftsman, farmhouse or cottage-style home looks great with this shingle.
2. Bold Black
You can never go wrong with black. A nice black or charcoal will definitely make a statement and give a timeless appeal. If you are using solar panels, a black shingle can help the panel recede into the background.
A white siding or trim with a black shingle is a classic look that will never go out of style. Warm cool grays, soft blues and seafoam green can also work well with a black shingle. Black shingles compliment a contemporary and midcentury modern style home.
3. Light Tones
These tones include cool soft blue or pale gray. This looks great with white, stone, or dark blue paint on a coastal or traditional home. If your roof has a lot of architectural detail, this tone of shingle will not be visually dominant. Shingles nowadays will also not stain as much as the older roofs. They are built to resist blue-green algae growth.
4. Rustic Combination
Homes that have dark red brick or beige stonework give off a bold and rich vibe. Again, rich brown is a perfect match. Organic and earthy roof colors go well with Colonial-style, classic farmhouse and heritage cottage.
To give an old-world feel choose the hand-cut look for your shingles. This gives a modern shingle a charming handcrafted look. When going for this look, use a mixture of warm, cool and brown-toned shingles.
If your home uses several different colors on the siding and trim a monochromatic roof color will work best. For example, if you have a home with a medley of greenish grays and white, you will want a mid-tone or cool gray shingle. A uniform shingle look goes best on Colonial Revival or Tudor Revival architecture.
If you are in the market for a new roof, you can’t go wrong with any of these combinations. Remember climate used to play a big part in what color and kind of roof you had to use. Today’s modern technology such as high-performance cool roof shingles can reflect the sun to help it stay cooler in hotter climates.