Colors for Your Home Exterior: Why Now is the Time To Think About Color

Color is always on my mind, but many people focus on color. International Color Day is celebrated on the 21st and is Color Therapy Month. In many places worldwide, color returns to the landscape after a gray winter. Could there be a better time to consider updating your home exterior colors?

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Creating an aesthetically pleasing home exterior is not simple for most homeowners. That doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Making the right choices is always easier when you have the know-how to make an informed decision. This is especially important while you are in the process of making your selections. When it comes to picking the colors for your home, I have put together exactly what you need to know to make confident color choices.

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What to Think About When Selecting Exterior Colors

While you might have arrived here because you are selecting a new roof, one element cannot be chosen without considering all of the other elements of your exterior. To help you select materials and colors for your home exterior to create a cohesive look, we put together FRESH Color for Your Home Exterior for you to download and use as a guide. The results are remarkable when you think about the look you want for your home as a whole.

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Homeowners Place a Lot of Emphasis on the Role that Color Plays

Innovative materials such as polymer roofing are essential for new construction and renovations today to maintain value and ensure energy efficiency, but color can be just as important. A study conducted for DaVinci Roofscapes revealed that fifty-nine percent of homeowners place a lot of emphasis on the role that color plays when they think about replacing major exterior home features. Homeowners (67 percent) report they prefer earthy, calm colors such as beige, white, cream, tan, gray, or brown as the dominant colors on their home’s exterior.

The keyword in that statement is dominant. Nature-based neutrals are the most popular for the main elements, such as your roof and siding. For accents, however, color wins. But whether neutral, light, dark, or bright, we always come back to the same question. What colors?

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The full answer to that question can be answered following the steps outlined in FRESH Color for Your Home Exterior. The short answer is that you want to choose colors starting at the top of your home and working down. The good news is that DaVinci’s colors are based on natural materials. You can’t go wrong, but if you don’t feel 100% confident, you can “Ask the Color Expert” for help. DaVinci Roofscapes offers this unique, value-added service, providing color and material advice for your home.

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Once you have selected your roof, we have put together dozens of schemes to help you choose the rest of the colors for your home exterior. Find inspiration for your home exterior colors by reviewing our suggestions for the Best Exterior Color Scheme Match for Your DaVinci Roof.

You can see all the blog posts I have written about colors for your home exterior for even more color advice and inspiration.

Combining our technical expertise and design support can help you create an outstanding look for your home. Combining the art and science of materials and colors can create a beautiful home with maximum curb appeal.

Even More FRESH Ideas for Selecting Colors for Your Home Exterior

  • For more help finding the perfect color scheme for your home, our ebooks offer easy-to-follow processes for choosing the colors in every part of your home. Download a free ebook.
  • Visualize from roof to ground the products and colors that complement your home. Go to the DaVinci Color Visualizer.
  • See pictures of homes and buildings that feature DaVinci Slate and Shake. Visit the photo gallery.

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.