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Curb Appeal11 min

Fresh Color Palettes for a Gray or Black Roof

Gray or black roofs present lots of exciting design ideas that can give your home a clean, updated look. We’ve covered how to match some of the most popular siding colors with a brown roof in a few modern design examples. Now, let’s take a look at some color sets designed specifically to go with gray or black roofs.

Three distinct colors come together for a cohesive look, from this home’s trim and columns to its shake siding, windows and door—all working with unique gray roof.

If you have chosen a black or gray roof for your home, the gray may be dark, medium or light gray. Gray can have undertones of blue, green or violet. You’ll also find that some grays are slightly browned, like weathered wood.

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Which colors, beyond gray, can you determine in the roof samples above? The black and dark gray roof samples in the top row are the most neutral, and therefore will work with the widest array of color palettes. The other samples have one or more of the following colors: blue, green and purple. The color you see emerging will play into the overall color palette of the house, so don’t ignore it. Repeat that undertone color elsewhere on the house for a cohesive look. For example, if your gray roof has green undertones, you could do a shutter color in a similar or darker version of that green.

Gray roofs work well with:

  • Cool stone colors – varieties of off-white, gray, blue, gray-green, purple
  • Most brick colors – including red, orange and yellow.
  • Off-white, dark gray or black trim (NOT beige), such as LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® trim in Abyss Black
  • Fresh rather than muted colors
  • Cool siding colors, like white, gray, blue and pastel or more vivid colors, such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish siding in Snowscape White, Quarry Gray or Summit Blue

Check out some recommended colors sets for gray and black roofs below.

Choosing one of these palettes with similar stone or brick colors will result in an updated, cohesive look for your home. Haven’t seen your roof color yet? Look for more blog posts that discuss color palettes for less common roof colors to get some new home siding ideas.

Check out more popular siding colors by exploring the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish color collection, and use the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer, our siding visualizer tool, to bring your design vision to life!

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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