home shingle roofWe tend to forget that the roof on our home is just as influential to the overall curb appeal as the front porch swing and flower bed. When it comes time to install a new roof on your home, it is important to remember the design power that your roof has on your home’s aesthetic appeal. Here are a few tips to selecting the right shingle color for your roof.


Your roof is the most exposed part of your home. It faces sunlight every day. It’s important to keep in mind the climate in your area because the color of your roof’s shingles can make between a 20 to 40-degree temperature difference in your home’s attic. For example, selecting a shingle color that works well in hot climates can help to lower cooling costs.

Color Coordination

When selecting a shingle color, think about the colors found on the rest of the exterior of your home. For example, cool tones pair well with cool tones and vice versa. If your home’s exterior is a bold solid color like red, yellow or blue, you have more flexibility in the color of your roof’s shingles.


The same color theory used in fashion just so happens to work for dressing up your roof, as well. Black and dark colors will make your home appear smaller, as opposed to white or lighter colors, which will give your roof the appearance that it is larger.

Talk to an Expert

If you are still having a difficult time selecting a shingle color that is right for your home, then we suggest talking to a professional roofer. We will not only share our professional knowledge and expertise, but we will also give you access to color samples and other resources to help make the decision-making process a little easier.

Contact Destin Roofing today for our expertise in selecting the right shingle color for your home.