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

Color is always on my mind but right now many people are focused on color. International Color Day is celebrated on the 21st, it’s Color Therapy Month, and in many places around the world, color is returning to the landscape after a gray winter. Could there be a better time to think about updating the colors for your home exterior?

Chesapeake Night Train with house

Creating an aesthetically pleasing home exterior is not a simple task for most homeowners but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult either. Making the right choices is always easier when you have the information to make an informed decision while you are in the process of making your selections. This is especially true when it comes to picking the colors for your home and we have put together exactly what you need to know to make confident color choices.

Smokey Gray Stonington Gray

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 that will create a cohesive look we put together FRESH Color for Your Home Exterior for you to download and use as a guide. When you think about the look you want for your home as a whole the results are remarkable.

Aged Cedar Stonington Gray
Innovative materials such as polymer roofing are essential for both new construction and renovations today to maintain the 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 key word in that statement is dominant. It means for the main elements such as your roof and siding nature-based neutrals are most popular. For accents, however, color wins. But whether neutral, light, dark, or bright we always come back to the same question. What colors?

color trends 2018

The full answer to that question can be answered by 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 all of DaVinci’s colors are all 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 you with color and material advice specific to your home.

Brownstone Renwick Beige

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 the colors for your home exterior by looking at our recommendations for the Best Exterior Color Scheme Match for Your DaVinci Roof.

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

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