03 Dec Roof Replacement Part 2: Choosing the Right Color for Your New Roof
Replacing your roof is probably one of the most expensive projects that you’ll ever do. Besides finding the right company to do the job, you have to decide on the type of material and color for your new roof.
Inspiration From Your Surroundings
Your choice of color is more a design task than a construction one, which is why many roofing contractors are hesitant to influence your opinion. They do, however, offer a good piece of advice in finding inspiration from the homes around you. Standing out is a good idea for a home,but sticking out like a sore thumb is a different matter altogether.
Take a look at the roof colors your neighbors have. You don’t necessarily have to imitate their choices, but doing this task can help you find a roof color of your own.
Complementing, Contrasting and Coordinating
Unless you’re a designer or an architect, you may have very little experience with choosing a roof color. If that is the case, you can rely on a few basic design principles that have helped designers with their color choice: complementing, contrasting and coordinating.
Complementing and coordinating colors go hand in hand. You want to choose colors that complement each other. If you’ve ever seen a color wheel, you can find a complementary color by looking at the shade directly opposite your original color. For example, if you’re looking to complement a light yellow-colored siding, use a darker shade of blue.
On the other hand, contrasting roof colors mean choosing a color that’s a direct contrast with the one you’re using. One of the stronger examples of a contrast is the use of black as a reliable contrast to white. Other ideas include contrasting light and bright colors with dark and solid ones.
When it comes to roof repair, replacement, installation and maintenance, Miller Roofing Company has all the relevant experience to help you find the right roofing style and color combination for your home or business. Call us now at (479) 890-3499 to get your roof replacement project underway. We serve Russellville, AR and all nearby areas.