Exterior Colors For Southwest Style

A terra cotta colored roof can call to mind the casual and rustic style of the southwest even if your home isn’t in that beautiful part of the country.  The earthy shades that speak to the rich culture and the picturesque desert landscape will add the warmth of the desert to any home.

To get you started thinking about southwestern color schemes I’ve put together a few of my favorite desert-inspired Sherwin-Williams colors that harmonize with our Sonora standard blend imitation slate roofing.

Sandy beige or tan are colors right out of the desert landscape so adding color on the roof and a punch of color at the front door can keep a home from blending into the background. Sonora imitation slate is a great choice for the roof and repeating the color but going deeper with Fired Brick for the door works well with a classic color like Mesa Tan.

The green undertones of Link Grey adds a cool contrast to the warm terra cotta synthetic tiles, golden main color and peach accents.

An accent of blue is the perfect complement to the terra cotta roof. The Smokey Topaz main color doesn’t match the roof but rather visually blends because it is a similar value and tone.

A terra cotta colored roof like DaVinci synthetic slate in Sonora standard blend is the perfect choice when topping off a naturally neutral color scheme as shown above. The terra cotta adds color to an otherwise all neutral scheme.

When you think southwest style think DaVinci Roofscapes Sonora synthetic slate standard blend. It works beautifully with any desert or southwestern style. Then find desert-inspired colors for both your home’s exterior and interior at Sherwin Williams.
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.