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5 Tips to Help You Select the Perfect Color for your Roof Shingles

Posted on June 3, 2023

5 Tips to Help You Select the Perfect Color for your Roof Shingles

When it comes time to replace your roof, one of the most important decisions you will make is what color to choose for your shingles. This decision can be difficult, as there are many factors to consider. In this blog post, we will give you 5 tips that will help you select the perfect color for your roof shingles!


How to Choose the Right Color

A roof is a major investment – you want to get it right the first time! To help you decide on the perfect color for your home, here is what you should consider:

Your House Color

What color is your home? That can be a major deciding factor when choosing a roof shingle color!  If your home is light-colored, you may want to choose a darker color for your roof shingles. If your home is dark-colored, you may want to choose a lighter color. Consider the balance you want to strike and go from there.

The Neighborhood

What is the predominant color of homes in your neighborhood? You will want to select a color that blends in, not one that stands out. If there are a lot of light-colored homes in your neighborhood, you will likely want to pick a darker color shingle and vice versa.

The Weather

What type of weather do you experience most often in your area? In some areas, it is hot all year round while others have cold winters and warm summers. You will want to select a color that is appropriate for the weather in your area. For example, if you get a lot of sun in your area, a light-colored roof will help keep your home cooler in the summer.

The Style of Your Home


What style is your home? Is it a colonial, ranch, or Victorian? You will want to select a color that best suits the style of your home. If you are not sure what style your home is, take a look at pictures online. Use the images as inspiration for what colors will work best with your home’s architecture. For example, if your home is very modern with clean lines, a dark roof can look very sharp. If it’s an airy, Tudor-style home, a lighter roof will enhance the aesthetic. 

Get Creative with Combos

Did you know that nearly every roofing manufacturer offers color blends or combinations built into the shingle design? This is great news because it means you can get creative with your roofing!  You may want to select a color combination that has one or two main colors, and then use those as accents on other parts of the exterior (such as shutters).


The color of your roof shingles can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home. If you are thinking about replacing your roof, it is important to select the right color. If you need help choosing a color for your new roof, contact us today! We can assist with every step of the process from start to finish – no matter what type or style of home you have. 

Our team at Bristlewood Roofing will work closely with you throughout all phases so we know exactly how best to serve your specific needs. With our dedicated, experienced team, we know what it takes to give you the best -and most aesthetically pleasing- roofing system for your home!