House and Roof Color Combinations We Love

You probably put a lot of thought into potential paint colors for your home’s siding, but have you considered how those shades will look with your roof? Whether you’re keeping your current roof or getting a new one, it’s important to ensure your roof looks cohesive with the rest of your home. Not sure where to start? Keep reading to see some house and roof color combinations we love.

Selecting a paint color for your home’s exterior can be challenging enough. When you also take into consideration your roof, trim, and other accents, it can feel downright overwhelming. But don’t worry — partnering with the experts at brick&batten will make the process much easier. Learn more about our virtual exterior design services.

A virtual rendering showing a black and white house and roof color combination

Classic White + Black Combo

You can’t beat a classic color combination like white and black. For this home, our designers recommended Sherwin Williams’ Moderne White on the stucco and trim and Charcoal for the shingle roof. Other dark features — such as the window grills, garage door, front door, and gutters — complement the roof and stand out against the light cladding.

A rendering of a home with a black metal roof

Wood Siding + Black Metal

We’re big fans of metal roofs like the one seen on this slope-side ski home. We especially love them when they’re paired with natural elements. This design includes wood siding in two colors — Cedar and Ash — which look lovely with the home’s black roof.

Rendering of a stucco home with terracotta roof

Light Stucco + Terracotta

Here’s another example of a white stucco home — this time with a terracotta roof. This stucco and reddish tile roof combination is common in Mediterranean-style dwellings. The addition of stone along both sides of the garage door adds more texture and depth to this design.

Exterior of a home with blue siding and a black shingle roof

Blue, Gray, + Black

A beautiful blue hue is a striking siding choice we often recommend to clients looking to make a statement. This design uses James Hardie’s Deep Ocean and two roofing materials and colors — shingles in Pewter Gray and black metal. Light trim adds some contrast to this otherwise deeply saturated home exterior.

A monochromatic home design

All Black Everything

We love a monochromatic look like the one above featuring various shades of black. The vertical board-and-batten siding is painted with Benjamin Moore’s Black Beauty while the lap siding is Woodtone’s Black Canyon and the roof is Onyx Black. An all-black design like this one is perfect for anyone who wants a bold, modern look for their home.

Wondering how board-and-batten and lap siding differ? Check out our exterior design dictionary.

A white home with brown roof and accents

White + Brown

If black isn’t your thing but you still want to create some contrast with your light siding, try a shade of brown. This home features Benjamin Moore’s Seapearl on the siding and a Tudor Brown metal roof. We love how the roof ties into the home’s natural elements, such as the Exotic Brown wood siding and stone skirting.

We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.

A red brick house with slate roof

Red Brick + Slate Shingles

Red brick can look stunning, but it can also be tricky to work with when choosing accent colors. We love the slate shingles our designers recommended here and how they add depth and drama to this gorgeous brick home. They also work well with the trim, eaves, and portico, which are all painted with Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron

A virtual rendering of a home with light siding and a light roof

Light + Bright

While we often go darker on the roof, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. In this design, the home’s roof is light and bright, just like the siding and trim, both painted with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. Our designers did add a pop of color — Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy — on the siding above the entry. Wood components add some warmth and visual interest to this clean, fresh façade.

A virtual rendering of a home with a tile roof

Pale Pink + Tile

We touched on how common a white stucco and tile combination is in Mediterranean homes, but it’s not the only way to go. Our designers suggested painting this home’s stucco with Benjamin Moore’s Queen Anne, a pale pink that appears almost peachy. This shade looks lovely with the house’s tile roof, wood accents, and dark green trim.

A two-story home with a brown roof

Limewash Brick + Brown

When clients want to update their home’s brick exterior, we often recommend limewash because it requires less maintenance than paint but still looks and feels fresh. In this instance, the limewash also works well with the home’s brown roof and copper and wood accents.

A gray house with a green metal roof

Green + Charcoal

Want to add a splash of color to your home’s exterior? Consider a green roof like this one. This home’s metal roof really pops against the rich charcoal siding — Sherwin Williams Iron Ore — and the bright white trim and entry area brick. The green roof also helps connect the home with its lush landscaping.

A virtual rendering of a two-story home

Winning House and Roof Color Combinations

From classic to moody to calming, there are plenty of house and roof color combinations to consider. We hope this roundup offered you plenty of inspiration for your exterior design project. 

Whether you’re struggling to select paint colors or deciding how to update various design elements, our team of expert exterior designers is here to help you visualize your home’s potential. Get started today.