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 conveys the same strength, balance and grace as brick. 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.
Belden Brick Bridgeport Blend (tan) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Light Brown and Medium Brown in Synthetic Slate profile
Belden Brick Garnet Blend (brown) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone (standard blend) in Synthetic Slate
If the cast of the brick is gray the roof will look best if the tiles are cooler hues or includes gray in the color blend. Your first thought might be that a brown or other warm color 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 towards gray in your roof will enhance the appearance of the bricks.
Belden Brick Hamilton Blend (gray) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Gray Synthetic Shake profile
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.
Belden Brick Bayport (white) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Weathered Gray (standard blend) in 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.
Belden Belcrest310 Brick Bayport (pink) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Aberdeen (standard blend) Synthetic Slate
Or you can use history as your reference and chose a classic combination.
Belden Belcrest500 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 around the world. 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.
By tuning into not only the color of your brick but also the color cast you can be sure you’ll select a roof color that plays up the beauty of your brick home. But don’t stop there. To truly expresses your personality choose from one of DaVinci Roofscapes 49 colors or 28 blends or use the Color Designer to create your own custom blend at no additional charge.
- To learn more about brick visit GoBrick.com.
- All brick images are from Belden Brick and you can see all of the many colors they offer view their online catalog of brick colors.