The colours you pick for your roof, gutter, fascia, downpipes and house exterior may have more of an impact on your property’s overall street appeal than you realise.
So, how do you determine which colour combination is right?
The best mix will depend of a range of factors, such as the style of your home and your own personal taste.
In this blog, we share advice and inspiration for those struggling to settle on a home exterior colour scheme.
Roof and Gutter Colour Combinations: 3 Alternatives
While there are hundreds of options for roof and gutter colour combinations, it’s frequently recommended that the gutter colour matches the trim on a home (the casing for window and doors), or that you pick the exact same colour for your roof and gutter. These are two of the options we discuss in greater below.
1. Identical Roof and Gutter Colours
Choosing a gutter colour that is identical to the roof colour is a very popular decision.
- The gutters will be able to blend into the façade so they won’t be a focal point or detract from your home’s other exterior features
- The gutters look like an extension of the roof line rather than being a boundary of the roof
This alternative tends to work well for roofs that have a slight pitch. If you’re choosing an identical colour, painting the fascia the same shade will also help to extend the roof life.
Recommended Colour Combinations
If you intend to match your roof and gutter colours, why not try opt for one of these Globalcote colours:
A. Dark roof, dark gutter
- Iron Grey
- Slate Grey
- Mountain Blue
B. Red roof, red gutter
- Heritage Red
- Indian Red
C. Green roof, green gutter
- Mid Brunswick Green
- Caufield Green
- Mist Green
D. Light roof, light gutter
- Gull Grey
E. Brown roof, brown gutter
Oftentimes, homeowners wishing to achieve this seamless look will also paint the fascia the same colour as the roof and gutters.
It’s also a very popular decision to have the roof and gutters the same colour, while choosing a colour for the fascia that’s identical to the shade of the trim.
2. Matching Gutters/Trim with Contrasting Roof
To add character and make exterior features like windows and doors pop, utilising the same colour for the gutters and trim, with a contrasting colour for the roof.
Recommended Colour Combinations
- White gutter, white trim, dark roof
- Off-White gutters and trim with Dark Grey Roof
- Terracotta/red roof, with white gutters and trim
This option works tends to well for flatter roofs which aren’t as visible.
Also, many people who choose this contrasting alternative to accentuate the home’s features will paint the fascia the same colour as the gutters.
3. Match the siding or exterior paint
Another alternative would be to match the gutters to your home’s exterior wall or siding shade and have a different roof colour.
This allows the gutters to blend in and remain inconspicuous and balance out the home’s features.
This option tends to work well for homes with high-pitched roofs.
EXPERT TIP: Downpipes will never be a major drawcard for your home and you won’t want them to attract too much attention, so it’s best to pick a coating that is the same shade as the gutters and fascia or one which is close to the same colour as the exterior walls so they blend into those.
Globalcote is fast becoming a leader in the manufacture of specialty acrylic exterior coatings. We have an extensive product range available is a wide variety of colours.
We have an enviable reputation trusted amongst professional tradespeople and paint retailers Australia wide and supply a wide network of retail stores throughout Australia.
For an Australian owned and operated company thinking globally and acting locally, call Globalcote on 1300 928 826.