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Best Paint Colors to Match Your Roofing

Posted on March 21, 2018

House Painters North Shore

Roofing can be expensive to replace, so before you think about what color your house is going to be, consider your current roofing materials in order to match them up and boost your curb appeal. Some paint colors, no matter how much you like them, just clash with certain roofing.

Asphalt Shingle

As the name implies, asphalt shingle tends to be darker, grey or almost black. It can come in other colors, but these are the most common, so chances are you're going to want to avoid colors like deep browns. Conversely, you don't want to go white either, as this can give your home a colorless feel especially with asphalt shingle. You can't go wrong with merely stained red brick in some cases, or, if you prefer a lighter color, a light blue or yellow wouldn't go amiss.

Clay or Concrete Tile

Clay tile roofing has a nice texture, and usually a nice red color to it as well. This means you're going to want to avoid bright colors like greens and blues, and go for more earth tones. Browns, beiges, and pale yellows pair well together with clay.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs can be modeled after many types of roofing materials, but chances are that if you have a metal roof, it's a silvery color. If you're going for a more modern feel, you can't go wrong with bright neon colors, such as lime green or royal blue. Some modern houses even try white to go with a certain futuristic look that matches really well with more blocky house types and flat roofs.


Slate can come in a variety of colors, so there's a variety of choices. As slate roofing also comes in an assortment of shapes, yet is largely flat, it's safe to say that a broad spectrum of colors will match it well. For red slate, earth tones like brown and beige are recommended. If you have grey, consider some of the same options as for asphalt shingle roofing. Green slate is a little more difficult to match, but white or gray paint on brick can look very nice, or even just unpainted or stained brick. Whites and beiges look great with purple slate roofing too. 

Wood Shingle and Shake

Wooden roofing has been popular for a long time, not only for its natural appeal, but also because when it weathers it becomes an appealing gray color. Keep that in mind when thinking of colors to match such roofing. Because of its more natural look, stained wooden siding looks perfect in such a combination. For those who desire a splash of color, white, beige, or yellow looks amazing with wooden roofing. 

Reading lists like this typically gives people new ideas for their home, so chances are you've been thinking about a new paint job for a while and are considering all aspects of your curb appeal. If you're ready to add some new color to your life, No Risk Painting offers free estimates to get you started.

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