Choosing A Roof Color With With DaVinci Roofscapes
When it comes time to put a new roof on your home, some people do not think too much about it and install the time old gray shingle. Others fret about colors! Selecting roofing colors that complement the rest of the home’s exterior can be a challenge for some folks and fun for others. DaVinci makes this step easy and fun!
DaVinci, the color leader in the synthetic roofing industry, offers 28 standard color blends. Homeowners may also create their own custom blends using the company’s 49 roofing colors. And, custom color blends and even custom colors are also available from the manufacturer.
Below are some guidelines for matching polymer roof colors with different style homes:
Green roofs look best with homes that have natural wood siding, or are painted gray, white or a lighter green color than the roof itself. Avoid red or colors that are very “warm” for the siding, although these bright colors could be used as an accent, such as for a front door.
Brown roofs complement houses painted in tan, yellow, cream, off-white or a different shade of brown. Brick homes that have a yellow or brownish color cast to the bricks can also look good with a brown roof. Stay away from using a brown roof if you have a home with “cool” colors on the main body, such as blues and grays.
Black roofs provide an anchor for tall homes by helping visually lower the roof and making the home look wider in contrast to the siding color and trim. A black roof has a strong link to homes painted in gray, blue, green or white … and can also be used with a brick exterior. Try to avoid a black roof if you have a single story or smaller home, because the black can seem too weighty for a smaller structure.
Gray roofs are an ideal complement to more traditional style homes and can also be used on blue, green, black or white house colors. Bolder accent colors for trim, shutters or the entryway door can broaden the visual appeal of the home with a gray roof.
Terracotta color roofs work exceptionally well with stucco and brick homes, along with stone and those houses with a mixture of exterior materials. White is classic color to use with a terracotta roof. The high contrast between the body and roof colors looks crisp and clean together, and is often a choice for warmer climates.
Red roofs match up beautifully to accent gray or warm brown house colors. Consider a red roof for a white or cream exterior to create a country look for a home.
The new roof color blends include:
Milano – Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray and Dark Purple colors in the single-width Valoré Slate and Bellaforté product lines.
Cambridge – Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Stone and Dark Tan colors in the single-width Valoré Slate and Bellaforté product lines.
Sedona – Medium Terracotta, Dark Terracotta, Light Clay and Dark Clay in the single-width Valoré Slate and Bellaforté product lines.
Sabino – Dark Mountain and Medium Autumn in the single-width Valore Slate product line and Dark Mountain and Medium Autumn in the Bellaforté product line.
Sonora – Medium Terracotta, Dark Terracotta, Light Clay and Dark Clay in the multi-width Slate product line.
Canyon – Dark Mountain, Medium Autumn and Dark Autumn in the multi-width Slate product line.
Harbor Gray – Light Chesapeake, Medium Light Chesapeake, Medium Chesapeake and Dark Chesapeake in the single-width Valoré Shake product line.
Chesapeake – Light Chesapeake, Medium Light Chesapeake, Medium Chesapeake and Dark Chesapeake in the multi-width Shake and Fancy Shake product lines.
A DaVinci Color Design Program is available to homeowners with an on-line Color Design tool located at www.davinciroofscapes.com.