Would you be interested in having a blue-and-green roof? Multi-colored coordination from window shutters to siding and roofing is a hot trend right now. For example, contemporary homes with a nautical feel are likely to sport a blue and white color scheme with a little bit of red mixed in. This trend only goes to show that more homeowners are getting creative when it comes to roofing styles. A Washington Post article observed the same:
Many homeowners these days are shunning monotone roofs of brown, black and gray and perking things up with color — blues, reds, purples, greens or combinations of those hues.
“A lot of people are going with roofs that stand out on their own,” says Kate Smith, a Newport, R.I.-based color consultant. “They want something different that expresses them and expresses their personality.”
The article, however, is quick to point out that homeowners shouldn’t overdo it because there are certain limitations depending on the neighborhood. Here are some tips shared by the same color consultant:
“Anything that’s permanent needs to blend,” she says. “You don’t want to have too many colors that aren’t working together.”
One trick for doing that, Smith says, is to select roof colors true to your home’s history and architecture, and in natural shades.
For Cape Cod or colonial style houses, which are pretty common in Ohio, roofs are usually still black, white, or gray. However, if you’re looking for a more personalized touch, you could contact roofing companies in Columbus Ohio like Muth & Company Roofing to get a professional opinion on a good combination of colors that can fit your home’s architectural style as well as the surrounding neighborhood.
No matter what kind of roof type you have, Muth & Company Roofing has your style needs covered since their products are available in a wide variety of colors and designs. We are a GAF Master Elite certified Columbus, Ohio roofing contractor so you can trust that they only use the highest quality materials. If you want to get some ideas for your home, take a look at our shingle shopping guide.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Roofs get colorful, Washingtonpost.com, March 12, 2014)