Choosing A Color For Your Roof Can Be As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Your roof is a significant element of your home’s overall design so it is important that you chose a composite slate or shake roof in a color that works well with the style and color of your exterior.  If you are like many homeowners you might not know where to begin when making this important decision.

Here are three simple rules to get you started:

1. The easiest way is to use a great neutral or neutral color blend. Just remember to go darker rather than lighter. A neutral roof works well for just about every home color or style.
DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic slate in Castle Gray works well with a home exterior with a cool color scheme
A cool blue home could be topped off with Castle Gray Synthetic Slate Tiles.
2. Another general rule of thumb is to choose a roof that is the same”temperature” as your siding– warm roof colors work with warm siding colors, cool roof colors with cool siding colors.
DaVinci Composite Shake Autumn Blend works with a warm paint color scheme
The warm golden paint, cream trim and coppery red accent color come alive
with Autumn blend composite shakes.
3. You don’t usually want to match the roof color to the siding color exactly.  Instead find a shake or slate in the same color family as your siding color but one that is darker than your siding color.
DaVinci Roofscapes Composite Slate works with a light gray home color scheme
A medium gray home is a natural match for the dark Slate Gray synthetic slate.

It is as easy as that to get started. Once you have an idea of what you are looking for go to the DaVinci Color Designer to select the specific color or color blend that is right for your home color.

Color Expert Kate Smith lends her expertise to DaVinci Roofscapes; a company that has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year warranty and are 100 percent recyclable.