How To Choose A Roof Color For A Brick Home

Classic materials like brick benefit from the updated roofing and color options available today. The ageless look of a slate or shake roof color for a brick home conveys strength, balance, and grace. This marriage of materials tells the world that the homeowners appreciate quality and timeless design.

To select a roof befitting your brick or partially brick home, you will want to begin by really taking a close look at your bricks. For example, you may describe the brick as red. And yes, red is the predominant color, but bricks also have a color cast that is important to identify.

In the examples below the bricks have a color cast of tan, gray, brown, pink, or white. It is the color cast together with the main brick color that can help to determine the best color choice for your roof.

Begin by identifying the main color and cast color of your brick. If the cast is tan, gold, or brown, the roof will look better in a warm color or a blend of tiles that includes the cast color. brown tile

Roof Color For A Brick Home with a Tan Color Cast

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Beldon Brick Bridgeport Blend (Tan) with DaVinci Roofscapes Light Brown and Medium Brown Synthetic SlateBelden Brick Bridgeport Blend (tan) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Light Brown and Medium Brown Synthetic Slate

Beldon Brick Garnet Blend (Brown) with DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone Synthetic ShakeBelden Brick Garnet Blend (brown) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone (standard blend) in Synthetic Slate

Bricks with a Gray Color Cast

If the cast of the brick is gray, the roof will look best if the tiles are cooler hues or include gray in the color blend. Your first thought might be that a brown or other warm-colored roof would be the right choice for the bricks below. Once you take a closer look, however, you’ll see that the bricks are more gray than tan, so leaning toward gray on your roof will enhance the appearance of the bricks.

Brick Color complimented by DaVinci Roofscapes Fake Cedar Shake in Weathered GrayBelden Brick Hamilton Blend (gray) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Gray Synthetic Shake

Bricks with a White Color Cast

A white cast softens the look of the brick, and a mid-tone roof color rather than a darker one can make an excellent choice.

Brick with DaVinci Roofscapes Fake Cedar Shingle in Weathered GrayBelden Brick Bayport (white) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Weathered Gray
Synthetic Shake

Play up the color of the brick with a multi-color blend that includes at least one color similar to the brick color.

Roof Color For A Brick Home with a Pink Color Cast

Beldin Belcrest310 Brick Bayport (Pink) with DaVinci Roofscapes Aberdeen Synthetic SlateBelden Belcrest 310 Brick Bayport (pink) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Aberdeen
Synthetic Slate

Or you can use history as your reference and choose a classic combination.

Bricks with a Red Color Cast

Beldin Belcrest500 Brick with DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Black Synthetic SlateBelden Belcrest 500 Brick (red) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Black
(standard blend) Synthetic Slate

“For all its subtle differences, brick is virtually the same, whether made across time or worldwide. The real differences are found in the unique expressions of those who use them,” says the Brick Industry Association, and I couldn’t agree more.

Harmonizing the color cast of your bricks with your roof color that plays up the beauty of your home. But don’t stop there. Choose from one of DaVinci Roofscapes 49 colors or many blends to truly express your personality.

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.
  • Try an entirely new look on your home exterior with the online 3D Immersive Experience from Westlake Royal Building Products.

This blog was originally published in 2011.

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.