Color Choices for Asphalt Roofs
Asphalt remains the most commonly used material for residential homes, with its popularity based on its affordability and versatility when it comes to aesthetics and design. Asphalt shingles also boast a broad color palette compared to their contemporaries. Asphalt roof colors should match your structure and personal preferences. The right color choice has the potential to transform the look of your home, adding curb appeal and increasing resale value.
Since a new asphalt roof is a significant investment, it’s essential to consider your color options. Follow our guide for asphalt shingle color trends and how to select the best shade for your house.
Here are the most popular color trends for asphalt roofs:
Neutral colors are a popular color trend for asphalt shingles because they look good with nearly any color house. Strong neutral colors that contrast with the equally strong body color of the house creates an eye-catching and straightforward effect — the two-tone effect on the house showcases the house and gives a nice contrast between the roof and the exterior walls. If your home has two or more colors or different trim colors, neutrals keep everything cohesive.
Warm and Earthy Shades
Another popular color trend is brown and red asphalt shingles. This color combination exudes a warm and earthy glow that persists well after sunrise, giving the house a cheerful aura that’s as warm as it is inviting. A warm color palette makes the roof less susceptible to heating compared to darker colors.
Homeowners looking for a darker colored asphalt roof have an alternative in gray. Gray-colored shingles are “lighter” than a solid black roof, which means they aren’t as susceptible to heating. From the curb, the gray-colored roof also gives a nice contrast to a house with a light-colored body.
Architects and designers choose to build homes with deep colors, and a dark asphalt color goes with this look. Dark-colored asphalt shingles coordinate with and add a coordinated look to dark house colors like blues, greens and browns.
How to Pick an Asphalt Shingle Color
Here are some different ways you can pick the color of your shingles:
Coordinate With Your House Color
Your asphalt shingle color should complement your home’s color. Here are some shingle shades that look best with common home colors:
- White house: Brown, grey, blue, white, green, black, brown or nearly any other shingle color.
- Light gray house: White, green, gray, blue or black shingles.
- Brown house: Blue, brown, green or gray shingles.
- Red house: Gray, dark brown, green or black shingles.
- Beige or cream house: Green, black, brown, blue or gray shingles.
- Log or weathered wood house: Gray, green, brown or black shingles.
Consider the Climate
Asphalt roof shingle colors should be chosen based on where you live. For example, light-colored shingles aren’t common in the South. You can also choose a shingle color that blends in with the scenery. Homes in the Pacific Northwest look best with gray, brown or green shingles that match the evergreen and ocean landscape.
Different regions of the United States also have distinct lighting conditions. Natural light in the North looks cool and blue. In the South, it tends to be warm and red. This lighting will affect what your shingles look like. View your shingle sample outside throughout the day to see how the color changes.
Look at Neighboring Homes
While asphalt roof colors should coordinate with your home and match your personal preferences, your roof is one of the most visible parts of your home. It should blend in with the neighborhood — if the color is too different from what other area homes have, your roof may become an eyesore.
Asphalt Shingle Services at Scro’s Roofing
Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing choice in Raleigh, NC, and throughout the Triangle area. They are durable enough to withstand the winds, ultraviolet (UV) rays, snow and rain throughout the seasons. Eventually, though, asphalt roofs wear out or get damaged from storms. When you need an asphalt roof repair or replacement, call Scro’s Roofing. We’ll fix shingles that are peeling, missing or loose. We can also install a new roofing system if needed, and we are available 24/7/365 for emergency repairs.
Get a Free Estimate for Your Asphalt Roof Today
These are just some of the many color trends for asphalt roofs. As your local roofing company serving homeowners throughout Raleigh, NC, and the Triangle, our team at Scro’s Roofing Company will help you pick the best color for your new asphalt shingle roof. Call us today at 919-551-5104 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our asphalt roofing services.
*last updated 12/23/21