The most popular colors for shingles we’ve seen this year include:
Light brown hues—sand, taupe, desert
Dark brown hues—autumnal brown, tree bark, weathered wood
Blue hues—denim, navy, sky, blue-green
Green hues—forest, moss, hunter
Off white hues—beige, stone, tan, khaki
Some honorable mentions for 2021 include:
Owens Corning Red Copper (shingle color of the year 2021)
GAF Timberline® HDZ™ Hunter Green
GAF Timberline® AH Appalachian Sky
The Best Color Combinations for Shingles and Siding
It’s crucial to match your siding and roofing materials if you want to improve your curb appeal and avoid clashing your roof and siding (and other exterior features). However, picking the proper hues might be a challenge, especially if you want to invest in something that will last for decades. Depending on the color of your siding, there are certain suggested colors for your roof shingles that you can consider. Here are some of our favorites based on the color of your siding.
If your house is beige, tan, or any of the off-white hues we listed above, your best bet is going to be a dark roof. The contrast between light siding and a dark roof is beautiful and timeless. Dark roofs usually have a bold, rich color that can create beautiful texture. If you’re looking for a neutral color, darker brown colors are best since they have richer tones that contrast nicely with lighter colors.
Blue siding continues to be a popular choice amongst homeowners. Both light and dark blue hues have grown to be a choice option for siding. And whether you have a light sky blue home or dark navy blue, you can be pretty safe using a gray, black, or even brown roof. Lighter colors will look gorgeous with either shade of blue, while a light blue house can really pop with a dark gray or black roof.
If your siding is brown, you want to be very careful not to completely wash out your home’s exterior and choose a color that does not accent your brown shades. A dark brown house can work really well with a multi-colored roof with green, brown, and grey hues. It gives texture and accents the brown siding without making it look too monochrome.
Gray siding is one of the most popular colors to use today, and you will often see people pair it with a dark roof. However, with gray being neutral, you can go with any dark color, including dark grays, blues, greens, or even black. If you have a dark gray house and want a unique combination, you can go with a light gray or white shingled roof.
Red siding goes best with a dark-colored roof. When you think of red siding, you may often think of a barn, and a dark gray or brown roof always pairs well with the red. A black roof with red siding is a very modern take on this classic color.
If your house has white siding, you have dozens of options for roof colors. But, solid primary colors are probably your best bet for a nice clean contrast. Depending on the style of your home, you could choose anything from green to blue to red or black. You can create even more contrast with a brightly colored door or shutters to create even more contrast.