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Color Combinations for Unusual Roof Colors

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding offers popular siding colors in sets that complement brown roofs, as well as gray and black roofs. But what if your home has a more unusual roof color? Here are some modern design examples to give you some siding design ideas.

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Popular Siding Colors for Green Roofs

In the early to mid-1900s, a green roof was not unusual at all. Dark green roofs were common on house styles including bungalows, foursquares and cottages. Although they went out of style for several decades, many roof manufacturers have reintroduced the once-common green roof option, only this time in an architectural shingle. A green roof is surprisingly versatile and makes for a charming alternative to a neutral-colored one.

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Need modern design examples? A green roof works well with:

  • Brick colors like red or yellow
  • Trim colors that are whites and off-whites, such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim in Snowscape White
  • LP lap siding that is white, gray-green, yellow or red, such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish siding in Snowscape White, Marshland Moss, Shoreline Cream or Redwood Red
  • Wood-stained siding

Popular Siding Colors for Red Roofs

Red roofs are often seen in country or farm settings and are usually a metal standing seam option. Many metal roof and siding color combinations can look great on your home. Like green asphalt shingles, red asphalt shingles were once a popular choice for early 20th century homes. Terracotta tile roofs are common on southwestern-style homes, usually with a plaster house siding.

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A red roof works well with:

Multi-colored roofs are less common, but there are manufacturers that are creating multi-colored shingles that look similar to historic slate. The important thing is to repeat one or two of the colors in the roof somewhere else on the house's exterior. If there is green in the roof, repeat the green color on either the shutters or the front door to make the color scheme cohesive. You can try out these looks on the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer, here.

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Look for more blogs to learn how to work with stone and brick colors in your overall exterior color scheme. To learn about choosing color, check out our helpful guide here.

Note: All photos are for illustrative purposes only. Please refer regularly to lpcorp.com for correct and up-to-date product installation instructions. 

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