Gutters are essential to homes. During heavy rainfall, gutters channel the water flow from the roof. The water travels through the downspouts, ultimately ending up at an appropriate area for maximum drainage. While decidedly functional, gutters can also act as an attractive design element. Homeowners can choose from several gutter colors to enhance the overall design of their exterior. Here are some of our favorite options.
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#1 // Black
White houses with black trim cultivate a classic aesthetic we can’t get enough of. In this rendering, our designers executed that palette in a crisp, clean way. We kept the design cohesive by using black gutters, which match the trim, integrating bold black lines across the exterior.
#2 // Copper
Copper gutters are known for their durability and their beauty, and they are subsequently one of our favorite gutter colors. Copper gutters add allure to everything from white farmhouses to dark, modern homes. We often recommend them for designs that tap other natural elements, like the wood accents and stone cladding on this home.
#3 // Faux copper
As one of the most beautiful gutter colors, copper gutters also lean on the more expensive side. To achieve a similar look for clients with tighter budgets, our designers often recommend faux copper gutters as an alternative. In this rendering, the faux copper gutters stand out against the white siding and coordinate well with the wood accents.
#4 // White
White is one of the most classic gutter colors, and it is as universal as it is timeless. In this design, the aqua siding — painted with Sherwin Williams’ Little Blue Box — exudes a coastal vibe. To play off of that aesthetic, we painted the trim and gutters with Sherwin Williams Pure White. The effect is a light-and-airy exterior design.
#5 // Bronze
If you like the aesthetic of copper gutters but the color isn’t quite deep enough for your color scheme, bronze gutters might be for you. Our designers went earthy with this home’s façade, using natural building materials and dark neutral siding, rendered in Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal. The bronze gutters tie everything together.
#6 // Dark greige
If neutral shades speak to your design goals, our designers know just how to oblige. This rendering showcases beautiful neutral hues across the exterior, from the stone, shake siding, trim, and shutters, down to the dark greige gutters, which are painted with Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze. All of these details and colors work together for subtle, textured contrast.
#7 // Off-white
Bright white gutters are lovely, but if a warmer shade is more your style, off-white might be the gutter color for you. This home features a cozy, welcoming palette, and the off-white gutters — rendered in Benjamin Moore’s Seapearl — are the ideal accent.
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#8 // Gray
While some homeowners look for gutter colors to stand out, others appreciate a more seamless look. To achieve that with this design, our designers painted the gutters with Sherwin Williams’ Grizzle Gray, the same color used on the brick and siding.
#9 // Beige
Next, we embraced earth tones for this contemporary exterior. We used Benjamin Moore’s Green Grove on the siding and complemented it with Sherwin Williams’ Accessible Beige, which our designers used for the gutters, eaves, and trim.
#10 // Charcoal
If you’re searching for gutter colors that are dark, but less saturated than black, charcoal should be on your radar. Against the white exterior above, the charcoal gutters — painted with Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore — provide just the right amount of contrast.
Got your mind on gutters?
Gutters are not merely a water management tool — they can also elevate your curb appeal. Depending on the style of your home and your exterior color palette, there are plenty of gutter colors to consider. Our exterior designers will help you choose just the right paint color or material to help you maximize curb appeal.
Choosing the right color of gutters to use for your home can be a daunting task. We’re here to help. Our expert designers are deeply knowledgeable about every exterior design element, from gutters and doors to siding and walkways. We use a picture (or blueprint) of your home to reimagine your entire exterior, then give you a resource guide to help you bring the new look to life. Get started today.
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