How Should I Choose a Shingle Color?

The roof is the part of your home that most visitors see first. It can be the key to successful exterior design and appearance.

Asphalt shingles are available in a range of traditional and modern colors and styles, including the popular earthtone hues and the top-of-the-line three-dimensional designs.

In addition to making a home more attractive, a roof's color can be used to create various visual effects. A white roof, for example, may be used on a contemporary house to create a sense of airiness or on a low-slung ranch home for a taller appearance. Dark colors help make an unusually tall or steep-roofed building seem less towering.

You also want to ensure that whatever color of shingle you choose matches your exterior color scheme. Contrasting colors can be used to accentuate your roof or complementary colors can be chosen to blend your roof into your home's siding or brick. You must also consider your deed restrictions. Most communities have regulations on what shingles colors are allowed and even what kind of shingles must be used.

To see a sampling of available shingle colors and styles, you can head over to our Roofing Shingle Color Guide.