How to choose the right roof colour for your home

Your roof is a huge part of your home’s exterior so it should complement your home’s architectural style and exterior colour scheme.

Start by thinking about how the look of your new roof colour could improve your home’s exterior.

Coordinate the colours of your roof with the colours of your exterior walls, doors, fences, gates, trimmings, stone, etc.

For example, a dark grey or black roof will look good with a white, light grey or blue house, while a brown, cream or beige house will match better with brown roof tiles or a mix of cream and brown. Green, yellow and other bright colours have more flexibility and can be matched with brown, grey, or black roof tiles.


Dark colours make a home look smaller and light colours make a home look larger. This applies for both exterior walls and roofs.

If you want to make a statement pick an unusual colour combination like Burgundy but if you want to be traditional then play it safe with the usual shades.


The colour of your roof can affect the temperature of your home and make a big difference in the heating or cooling cost of your home. Light coloured roofs deflect sunlight and help keep temperatures down in summer, while dark coloured roofs absorb heat and help homes stay warm in winter.

It’s always nice if your roof doesn’t exactly match or clash with your neighbour’s roof but be sure to check if unusual colours are accepted or if any Estate or Shire rules or covenants codes apply.

See our website for roof paints.

Happy Painting!

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