Shingle Roof Color Ideas

shingle roof colors

Once you’ve made the decision to install a shingle roof on your Minnesota home, the next step is to choose the shingle color. There are shingle roof colors to complement any style of home and any type of construction material. Here are a few popular options to help you decide which color will work best based on your preferences.

Grey Shingles

Whether applied to clothing, shingle roofs or anything else, grey is a color that can work with almost any situation. As a shingle color, grey works especially well with red brick homes. The goal is for the shingles to complement the structure rather than match it, and dark grey is a perfect choice to complement red brick. For darker red bricks, choose light grey shingles. Lighter red is complemented nicely with charcoal shingles.

Red Shingles

Red roof shingles are a popular choice for lighter color homes. The red contrasts nicely with white and off-white color homes. Select a lighter shade of red for homes with dark trim and accents, and a darker shade of red for structures with lighter accent colors.

Brown Shingles

If you’re looking for a color that’s a little more neutral than classic red, consider brown shingles. Brown gives you options that range from dark, oak color to light, sand color. Regardless of your home’s color, you’ll find a shade of brown that will complement your house.

Black Shingles

Although the variety of shingle roof colors has greatly expanded, black shingles are still a popular option. The great thing about black is that it goes with any construction style and home color. In the cold Minnesota climate, black shingles have the added benefit of soaking up as much of the sun’s heat as possible.

Multi-colored Shingles

For a truly unique shingle roof, you can choose a patterned option that incorporates two or more shingle colors into the design. A popular option mixes various shades of black and grey shingles. For a more colorful approach, design a pattern using various shades of brown, red and light grey.

Now that you have some idea of the possible shingle roof colors, use our Roofing Advisor Tool to help you design the shingle roof that’s best for you and your home. We use GAF shingles for their quality and versatility.


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