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How to Match Roof Shingles to House Color

A beautiful roof and siding color combination will enhance a home’s curb appeal for decades! So it’s essential to find the right match that complements your home’s unique personality.

We have been in the roofing and siding industry for many years. We have the best team to help homeowners land on the proper roofing and siding! Time and again, dramatic results increase a home’s aesthetic appeal and property value. In this article, we talk about all the factors you will want to consider, from trim colors to accent opportunities to your home’s architectural style, all in the article below.

Re-siding and re-roofing your home is a major exterior project that delivers practical and aesthetic benefits and opportunities. It is not something you want to have to redo because you didn’t get the colors right; finding the perfect exterior house color combination is not rocket science, but it is worth some consideration.

1. Check The Trim’s Color

Take a look at your home’s exterior. Do you see the finish material applied on the edges of the windows, doors, fascia boards, and soffits? It’s known as the trim.

Here in Westchester County, chances are high that you have a trim color that coordinates with your home’s overall color. Trim is one opportunity to build in subtler contrast when you choose an exterior trim color, instead of matching the house’s primary color, consider using a shade that is a few clicks lighter or darker than your siding color.

Or consider other shades from the same shade family to highlight your home’s architectural details.

Pro-tip: When matching your roof shingle color, look at your trim color for tone and balance this way; more times than not, you will find a cohesive color theme that draws out your home’s details.

2. Factor in the Architectural Style

Several home styles are popular here in Westchester, including Capes, Ranches, Victorians, Craftsman, Colonials, and Modern Homes. Each style has a unique personality, and each home will look better under one roof color based on its climate and surroundings.

For years gray roofs were the most popular roofing color, but today we are seeing homes get a bit bolder with their color choices, and the reward is evident.

The benefits of choosing the right shingle color include

  • Boost curb appeal
  • Better return on investment
  • Timeless aesthetics


The most popular colors for shingles we’ve seen this year include:

  • Charcoal, Pewter Gray, Barkwood, Shake Wood, and Weathered Wood.
    These are neutral shades that match a wide range of other colors and are not disruptive to other homes.

3. Try Custom Shingle Colors

Picking shingle colors for a house with one exterior style is relatively easy.

But things can get complicated when a combination of styles is in play, like brickwork and stonework. Why? Well, dark-brown shingles pair well with orange bricks, while a light gray roof accentuates a natural stone house’s curb appeal.

Rather than pick shingles that go well with one feature and clash with the other, experiment with customized colors. A good combination will get you out of this design challenge and ensure when all is said and done, it looks the way you want it to.

Understanding Brick & Stone

When we look at homes with brick and stone accents, we are looking at their unique colors and pigments. Brick and stone features are popular here in Westchester and selecting the right colors for a new roof is key to selecting the right siding colors as well. Many home exterior teams will call this a ‘top-down approach,’ and we like to look at homes this way to. When we are doing a roofing and siding job we like to think about how the colors will impact each other from the top down, at the end of the day, roofs are big, and our eyes are drawn to them. We want the color on your roof to neatly and attractively bring the eye down to your home and make it look better, warmer, and more yours.

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At Giant Siding & Windows; we’re fully committed to providing outstanding home improvement services. We rely on our specialized, experienced teams and top-tier GAF roofing materials.

Even better, Giant Siding & Windows is the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in Westchester County!

When you put the best materials in the hands of the most talented craftsmen big, beautiful things start happening!

Contact Us today for all your siding, roofing, and other home improvement services. We look forward to hearing from you.