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Fresh Color Palettes for a Brown Roof

In the previous blog post, Kristie Barnett explained in what order to choose the exterior elements of your home. You’ve already learned that there are colors in every exterior element, but how do you determine what colors work well together?

Lucky for you, I’ve developed carefully curated color palettes for LP® SmartSide® that will make it easy to choose perfect complements for your roof, stone and brick.

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Cathedral - siding, garage, and trim // Bavarian - windows, gutters, door, and shutters

If you have chosen a brown roof for your home, it may be dark, medium, or light brown. Brown can have undertones of red, orange, or yellow. You’ll also find that some browns are slightly grayed – like weathered wood.shinglesWhat colors beyond brown can you see in the roof samples above? The darkest one on the left is the most neutral brown, which means it will work with a wider range of color palettes. The middle roof sample has orange in it. If you have this color roof, keep in mind that orange is already in your color scheme. The left roof color has yellow in it. If you have this roof color, tan and yellow are in your color scheme.

Brown roofs work well with:

  • Warm stone colors – creams, tans, browns, orange, and yellows.
  • Most brick colors – reds, oranges, yellows, and browns.
  • Trim colors that are warm cream, beige, or dark chocolate brown (NOT white).
  • Muted rather than fresh colors.
  • Warm siding colors, like beiges, yellows, greens, reds and other colors in muted versions.

The new color sets for brown roofs are below. Some exterior house siding color ideas include a stone or brick sample that pairs well with the paint colors selected.
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If you have a brown roof, choosing one of these palettes with similar stone or brick colors will result in an updated, cohesive look for your home. In the next blog post, we’ll show you the new SmartSide® siding color sets for homes with gray or black roofs

Note: All photos are for illustrative purposes only. Please refer regularly to lpcorp.com for correct and up-to-date product installation instructions. 

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