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- How Do I Match Roof Siding Colors?
- 3 Basic Step Process To Tackle Your Exterior Color Palette
When a copper accent roof is installed, a homeowner can choose from a variety of main roof colours. Most colours work with copper, from black or gray to green slate or silvery weathered and dark brown shakes. Copper looks great with every warm-coloured shake, slate, or other roofing material. At each point of the patina process, you can see how well these colours complement copper roofing.
The slate’s warm undertones make it an excellent choice for homes with copper details, whether the copper has been aged for 20 years or is fresh with a “pre-aged” finish. A brown roof matches well with a copper accent roof because the base colour of the copper affects the surface colour even as it ages and develops a patina. The same principle can be extended to any metal with a finish or patina.
So when your siding is in good shape but you need a new roof, the siding colour must be the same as the roof colour. If you’re having new vinyl siding installed but your roof is still relatively new, shingle colour is a good place to start.
However, if you go all out with new siding, roof, and detail painting, your options are virtually limitless.
1. Identify the permanent features. What aspects of your home’s exterior are impossible to alter (without a significant renovation)? A brick base and chimney, for example, as well as stone columns and a copper portico. Significant landscape features, such as a crape myrtle that will be fuchsia for many months of the year, as well as neighbourhood elements like mailboxes and streetlights, can be included.
2. Identify your home’s design theme. Begin by determining your location—are you in a 1960s colonial neighbourhood or a waterfront row of beach cottages? Is your home more traditional or modern? Is it historically significant? Your colour choices should be affected by these factors.
3. Know the fundamentals of exterior architecture. Certain colour palettes are common for a reason: some colours are just meant to be together. Now is not the time to try anything new. To boost your curb appeal, learn the laws of colour, contrast, and proportion.
Most colours work with copper, from black or gray to green slate or silvery weathered and dark brown shakes. Copper looks great with every warm-coloured shake, slate, or other roofing material.