Espresso? or Another Blend?

We have a stone and cedar contemporary. We are replacing the current 17 yr. old real cedar shake roof with your Bellaforté product. What do you think would look best – the Espresso or a blend of the light and medium brown (or some other combination?)

Many thanks,

Brad Toben
Waco, TX
Product: Bellaforté Shake


Dear Mr. Tobin,

I think you are on the right track for the color and style of roof for your home.

Although it is a bit difficult to see the exact colors in the siding and stone of your home, from what I can tell the Espresso would be good color choice. It seems to blend well with the overall tone of the existing materials.

The other color I would have considered is the Abruzzo blend. It is a different tone and a bit lighter but it appears that is could also work well with your existing colors. Since you are staying all very close in tone it is just a matter of which looks like it blends the best and whether you want a darker or lighter roof.

Either way go with a color that works with your stone. This is a fixed feature that will not change even if the siding color does change. Step back and look at the sample colors and how they blend with the stone. If one clearly looks better with the stone then that would be the color I suggest. If both look equally attractive then choose the one you find most appealing.

I hope that helps you to make your color decision.


Kate Smith
DaVinci Roofscapes Color Expert
















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