Coordinating Your Roof and Siding Colors

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Your home’s curb appeal plays a big role in determining its value. Curb appeal is the first impression that your home makes when viewed for the first time. It’s made up of several factors, including the condition of your home, the landscaping, and the color of the facade.

8 Unique House and Roof Color Combinations For Inspiration

When the time comes to replace or paint your siding or to replace your roof, it’s important to coordinate the colors of your entire facade. While many hues look good together, there are some combinations that can hurt your home’s curb appeal, while other combinations may increase it dramatically.

Knowing the basics of coordinating your roof and siding colors can help you make sure that your home’s curb appeal, and thereby value, will be a great investment. Here are eight different ways to choose roof and house color combinations for your home.

1. Know Your Tones

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Tone plays an important part in coordinating colors and helping you determine whether your roof and your siding will work together or not. Generally, most colors can be broken down into either warm or cool categories. Warm colors will have a yellow, orange, red, brown, or gold undertone or hue to them, while cooler colors will have a white, blue, green, or purple undertone.

Generally, if you have a warm-toned roof and warm-toned siding, they’ll likely coordinate with one another, and a cool-toned roof and cool-toned siding will also coordinate well. This is a good, quick rule of thumb that can help you determine if two colors can work together in a pinch.

2. Subtle vs. Dramatic

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Color can be used to create very subtle or very dramatic looks for a home, and changing just one color on the facade can have a profound impact on its appearance. So, it’s often helpful to determine the look that you want ahead of time. Do you want your home to have a subtle, understated exterior or something more impactful and dramatic?

Generally, the more contrast you add to the exterior, the more dramatic the final look. The less contrast and the more the different colors have in common, the more subtle and quiet the final look.

An example of this would be to use a very cool-toned, blue roof with a tan, warm-toned siding to get a more dramatic look and use a green, warm-toned roof with a tan home for a more subtle appearance. Going dramatic does not mean needing to have bold or bright colors. It just means increasing the contrast between the colors so that they vibrate slightly when viewed. This makes the two areas stand out more distinctly from one another.

3. Consider Your Trim and Accents

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It’s not just your siding and your roof that you need to consider when coordinating your exterior colors; you also need to pay attention to your accents and trim to get the desired look. For example, having your trim coordinate with your roofing color can help create a very subtle and cohesive look for the entire home, allowing you to play around more with your siding and accent colors.

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The trim can also be used to break up and create a mid-point between your roof and your siding as well. For example, if you have a very bold, colored home like the Barn Red siding featured in the above image, then any roof color is going to contrast it. By opting for a very neutral trim that can act as a break between the siding and the roof, you help quiet down the design and stop the contrast from becoming too stark. The key is to help balance the two areas so that one doesn’t overwhelm the other.

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Trim can also be used to create a more vibrant appearance if your roof and your siding colors are too similar. In that case, using a bold trim keeps your home from appearing too bland. Once again, the balance between the trim, the roof, and the siding is what makes the design work.

4. Play with Your Options

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know how two or more colors are going to look together until you see them. That’s why it can be helpful to use tools such as the Color Visualizer from Allura.

This program allows you to try out any of their stylish colors of fiber cement siding and trim with your existing roof. You can see for yourself how a bold trim might make a more subtle exterior pop, or you may wish to opt for a color of siding that has a similar tone to the roof, creating a more quiet exterior design. By being able to visualize the finished look, you can make a better decision about the final color choices for your home.

5. Use Complimenting Colors

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When selecting colors for your roof and siding, consider using complimenting colors to enhance your home’s style. These colors sit close to each other on the color spectrum, creating an overall color story that feels cohesive. The beige siding with rich, dark brown accents and roofing featured in this image are the ideal examples of this thought process.

6. Mix Chocolate Brown Colors

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This home is essentially multiple shades of chocolate, from the milk chocolate of the siding to the dark chocolate of the window trim and door. The result is a dark, cohesive look that pulls focus and makes the home stand out.

7. Play With Contrast

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Experimenting with contrast can yield striking results for your home’s exterior. In this home, the designer paired navy siding with crisp white trim and a white roof to create an ocean-inspired aesthetic that seriously stands out. This color combination also feels somewhat classic and nostalgic, which is another win for this design.

8. Use Classic White and Black

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If you’re going for a simpler contrasting style for your siding and roof color combinations, you can’t go wrong with black and white. This is a classic color combination for a reason, and it’s obvious here why. The white siding stands out even brighter because of the black trim and roofing, making this an eye-catching home design that any homeowner would love to call their own.

9. Do Something Unique

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Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and infuse your home with your exuberant and fun personality. Unique combinations like the light grey siding and dark red accents featured in this home go a long way toward creating a beautiful and unique design. This is one of those houses that draws attention from passersby.

10. Use Multiple Shades

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Here’s another example of a unique color combination, though it’s one that instills a variety of different shades of the same color. The beige and brown combination creates a color blocking that makes it totally unique. This home designer didn’t do something expected, which resulted in one of the best exterior house and roof color combinations on this list.

11. Have Fun with Green!

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Ultimately, choosing colors for your home should be an enjoyable process. If you’re drawn to vibrant greens against crisp white trim like this homeowner, then do it! The result is a home siding and trim exterior design that feels warm, inviting, and stylish.

12. Timeless of Yellow and White

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You can also decide to use the timeless appeal of yellow house siding paired with white accents featured in this home. Remember, your home’s exterior is a canvas for self-expression, so embrace the opportunity to create a look that reflects your style and personality.

Additional Things to Consider When Choosing Colors for Your Home

When selecting roof and siding colors, it’s essential to consider various factors beyond aesthetics and color story alone. Your personal style preferences, the materials used in your home’s construction, and even your geographical location can all influence your color choices.

For instance, homes in coastal regions might opt for breezy blues and whites to evoke a seaside charm, while residences in wooded areas might embrace earthy tones to blend with the natural surroundings. Plus, you should consider the longevity and durability of your colors based on how well they stand against inclement weather. You don’t want to get colors or materials that fade over time or require lots of ongoing maintenance.

Coordinate Your Roof and Siding in Style with Allura

There are countless ways you can coordinate roofing, siding, and trim into a unique facade for your home. And with the help of Allura, you’re sure to find the perfect roof and siding color combinations to highlight your home’s beauty and curb appeal.

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