Beachy Color Scheme Inspired by Chesapeake Shakes

Envision a house on the bay full of family memories. DaVinci’s Chesapeake Shakes inspire its lovely beachy color scheme. The same roof tone can add a relaxed feeling to a traditional color scheme. Chesapeake evokes a tranquil side of home design. This shake’s tone can blend with exterior paint colors to create the ultimate oasis.

Homes in any region can capture the feeling of DaVinci’s Chesapeake color by choosing an exterior color scheme befitting the blend of tones found in this classic roof.

A surefire way to create an excellent exterior color scheme is by following my “top down” approach to help you narrow down the choices. Start by looking at the color of the roof. From there, follow my FRESH steps to choose each color.

To inspire you to find the right color scheme, I have created five exterior color palettes for homes with DaVinci Shake in the color Chesapeake. Use one of these color schemes exactly as shown, change the accent color to give it a personal touch, or use one or more to inspire you to create your own scheme.

Moody Night Train is Uplifted with Chesapeake Shakes

DaVinci Chesapeake has an intricate roof tone that blends warm gray, brown, and a hint of green. The above paint palette perfectly complements the natural elements of Chesapeake. The mix of light and dark greens and tan trim showcase the home yet camouflage it into its surroundings.

Chesapeake Night Train with house

As Cool and Relazed as a Sliced Cucumber

Chesapeake is a truly versatile roofing shade. The use of light green as the main color on the home creates an overall tranquil effect. A darker accent of green in a similar shade brings out the natural colors of the roof. The light and dark shades of green compliment the deep wine color on the front door. This is a perfect way to use a bold color subtly.

Chesapeake Sliced Cucumber


A beachy color scheme natural: Poolhouse and Chesapeake

Feeling blue is a good thing when it comes to pairing it with Chesapeake roofing tiles. The warmth of the tones in Chesapeake provides a cozy border to the cool blue of the main exterior paint color. The tan accent trim draws tones from the roof and connects throughout the home. The accent colors of darker shades of blue and green create an unexpected yet upbeat energy to the scheme.

A beachy color scheme natural: Poolhouse and Chesapeake


Amazing Gray

Chesapeake’s captivating shake roof style can also be paired with a color that continues across the rest of the home. Consider a medium tone like this warm gray, then take that one step lighter. This lighter gray with brown tones provides a monochromatic edge. The front door becomes the focal point in a dark, almost black-green shade.

Chesapeake Amazing Gray


Ostrich Feather Shows How Neutrals Can Create a Beachy Color Scheme

The scheme above takes this concept one step higher to the lightest tone in the Chesapeake roof tile. This gentle color palette reflects a soft, organic feel. The accent color of light, airy green also provides a calming feeling connecting the home with nature.

Ostrich Feather Shows How Neutrals can Create a Beachy Color Scheme


Now try out these color schemes using our Color Visualizer. You can upload an image of your own home or see the colors on one of the homes in our gallery, as shown above.

**The paint colors used in this article are from Behr, Benjamin Moore, PPG Paints, and Sherwin-Williams. Search online using the color name and number to find out more about any color shown.

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About the Author

Kate SmithKate Smith Headshot is an internationally recognized color expert, consultant, and designer. She is a skilled colorist & a color consultant. For over a decade, Kate has lent her expertise to DaVinci Roofscapes. Kate helps YOU select colors you will love for many years.