Help! New Roof Color & Exterior Color Scheme

Deb2601February 18, 2014

Hi, Please any Ideas on new roof color and color scheme. I live in Florida and thinking a lighter color roof, maybe lite gray or lite tannish. Tan would blend with bricks more mono chromatic( maybe house would look larger) or gray would contrast(maybe ground house) I really don't know ! I may be way off. Also painting garage to blend in, is important,not such a focal point.

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tibbrix

There you go! Someone responded in the other thread, btw. go back and read it, and my post. I added how to get rid of your post on that thread so you don't have two going.

Now you have your own thread!

I think a gray roof would clash with the stone work on your house. I think red cedar shakes would be beautiful and make the stone work and the wood trim look great.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:38AM
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beverlyfla

GAF Timberline Architectural Shingles. Your roof needs dimension so it's not so very flat.

I like the 2 colors I circled.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:20PM
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tibbrix

I think the Barkwood would look nice on her house. weathered wood is too gray, I think, for the woodwork and the stone work on the house. I think the Shakewood would look nice too.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:23PM
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Fluffeebiskits1

Have you tried driving around the neighborhood to see what roof colors houses with similar brick and siding colors have? Or cleaning and sanding the cedar to lighten it a little? I had the same color cedar shutters with a similar color brick and changed from a brown to a Timberline Weathered Wood roof. Once the shutters were sanded, it looked nice, but I ended up painting them anyway since I wanted a change. SW Oak Creek for shutters and SW Riverway for door. I think the HGTV Neutral Nuance color palette might offer some good options for color schemes. Or try going to any paint store and looking at the exterior color combos that they put together. I also think that the GAF Mission Brown would be a good roof color. It's a good compromise between Weathererd Wood and Barkwood.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:20AM
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Skyangel23

For roof, I like the browns as well, barkwood or shakewood. The front door recedes because it's dark. How about a bright, peppy color for the front door? Not sure what. Maybe some kind of blue? The brick is light, and I think some lighter colors would brighten up the house and then you can do some fun, focus point colors with the door and the shutters.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:48AM
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raee_gw

Try this site out -- you won't find the exact material that are on your house but the colors can come close. I liked the Aged Oak for your house.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gaf color selector

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 12:01PM
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