Choosing A Tile Color For Your Next Residential Roofing Job

Whether you are building your dream home, replacing worn-out tiles, or investing in a remodeling project to increase property value, what you do to your rooftop can influence its value. Exterior aesthetics are also important, so here is how to choose a tile color for your next residential roofing job.

Are Darker or Lighter Roof Tile Colors Better?

It is better to choose lighter roof colors if you live in a hotter climate as they reflect light. Darker colors are better in colder conditions as they absorb the sun’s rays. Don’t worry if you have your heart set on a specific color as there are a few technological advancements that enhance energy efficiency either way.

What we tell our Greater North Shore residential roofing customers is that the material type and quality are as important as color choice. The most important thing to remember is that the color of your roof should aesthetically match the hue of a home’s foundation. Homeowners also want curb appeal, so thinking about what color you want your tiles to be based on your home’s color is an important task.

Why Is Tile Color Important?

Color can create a mood and help make a home more appealing.  Its color can also reduce or improve a home’s value or create a sore spot in a neighborhood. The right color can add $6,000 to a home’s value.

Tip: Compare and contrast your color blend to find the right tones for aesthetic beauty.

  • White
    • White is such a classic and versatile color for a home, so it can be matched with just about any tile color scheme including black, white, blue, red, brown, grey, and dark green.
  • Black
    • Black is also a flexible color and blends well with white, red, orange, green, and cerise pink.
  • Beige
    • Beige homes go well with roofs that are black, white, brown, dark green, blue, and red.
  • Gray
    • If your home is gray, tile colors that match include darker gray, black, blue, and crimson tones.
  • Red
    • For red homes, the tile colors that blend best are white, black, gray, green, blue, and yellow.
  • Green
    • If a home is green, tiles that are black, brown, gray, off-white, and olive will blend in well.
  • Olive
    • If your home has an olive color, it blends well with brown or orangish-colored tiles.
  • Yellow
    • Yellow home colors blend well with black, gray, blueish-green, blue, and lilac.
  • Bright Colors
    • If you are adventurous, you might want a bright color for your home, so try gray, silver, vivid yellow, or brown tiles. Think about the blend of colors by analyzing their overall curb appeal.
  • Natural Wood Tones
    • For natural wood tones, accentuate their rich hues with brown, black, gray, or green tile colors.

A home’s architectural design, climate, and choice of material should be considered before you choose a color scheme for your home and your roof. Look for examples to complement various colors online if you are unsure. You can also ask our residential roofing experts today for advice on popular roof colors.

To learn more about aesthetics and combining colors that have visual appeal, please call our office at (978) 977-3816 or we’ll gladly schedule an appointment at