8 Most Popular House & Roof Color Combinations For 2023

Color can impact your mood. It can evoke a specific feeling or enhance a vibe you’re trying to create. Since color is so important, why wouldn’t you spend some time choosing the prefect color combination for your roof and house? 

Your house should be a place you love. If it’s time to repaint your home’s exterior, take a moment to check out some of the most popular color combinations for a house and roof and see if you get inspired! 

For 2023, the most popular combinations of house and roof colors are contrasting pairs that match 2 completely different colors. Browns and grays are great complementary colors for other neutrals or something a little bolder. Contrast is one of the main themes, but it’s up to you how you show that with your own colors. 

Everyone’s got to paint their house. What do these colors say about your home, and what kind of impact do they have? These are some of the most popular combinations for roof and house colors, why they’re so popular, and how you can make the combo work for your home.

Tan and Beige

This is a classic color combination that’s been a staple in American house design for decades. It’s an oldy but a goodie, and it can make your home feel warm and welcoming.

Tan and Beige
Tan and Beige

Tan and beige are complementary earthy tones. In most arrangements, the house walls are tan with a beige roof. By itself, the combination is a little underwhelming. However, there’s a lot of room to make it stand out with a few little tweaks.

White fascia board around the bottom of the roof paired with white trimming around windows and doors provides a nice contrast to the shades of brown. A bold color on your front door gives a much-needed focal point and breaks up the neutrals.

This color scheme works well with natural stone or wood veneer. If you have a front garden, it also gives your plants a chance to shine without being too distracting as a background.  

Gray and Brown

Gray is a popular color for designs today and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Depending on what your style is like, you have a lot of different choices for grays with each having a different affect on your overall design.

Dark gray walls will be bold and rustic. Lighter gray walls look polished and modern. Gray with a colored tint is subtle, but it makes an impact and guides your other color choices for trimming, fascia, doors, and other features.

Gray and Brown
Gray and Brown

A brown roof is a classic look that works with most colors, including all different shades of gray. Since most roofing materials come in some shade of brown, you should be able to mix and match to get a beautiful, modern home without having to re-do your entire roof!

Make this color combination even better with natural wood accents and dark trim colors that match the roof instead of the walls. 

Dark and Light Contrast

If you want your home to really stand out, contrast is a must. Dark and light neutral colors are the easiest to pair for simple contrast. Try painting dark brown or gray walls with a lighter colored roof and white accents.

This also work in reverse with a dark roof, dark accents, and a much lighter wall color. As long as the colors have noticeably different brightness, the affect should be the same.

Dark and Light Contrast
Dark and Light Contrast

You’re not limited to just working with neutrals for light and dark contrast. Bold, dark wall colors work well with light gray roofs, and white walls work perfectly with dark, colorful roofs. When in doubt, pairing a classy dark gray or brown with a bright, glossy white makes a strong statement. 

Blue-Green and Brown

Blue-green is a really popular color that’s not slowing down anytime soon. Since it looks incredible with natural wood, it makes sense that blue-green combines well with almost any color of brown you can think of, both light and dark.

Typically, this combination involves blue-green house walls and a brown roof. The bolder the blue, the better! Medium-dark brown roofs work well with more saturated blue-greens.

Blue-Green and Brown
Blue-Green and Brown

For a more muted look that will still fit this combo, look for a lighter seafoam green and pair it with off-white accents.

Burnt orange is a great accent color against blue-green. Whether it’s your front door, garage door, or the plant pots on your porch, adding a few pops of orange can bring out the best in your new blue house.  

Metal Roof With Green Siding

Metal roofs are excellent, but they can also look fantastic if you plan your color design. Stick within a range of grays for the roof, either dark or light, or go bold with a complementary green on the roof.

For your walls, you need an earthy green if you want your home to look more natural and feel more comfortable. Olive green or anything a few shades lighter than olive will work perfectly with a gray light-medium gray roof in a glossy finish.

Metal Roof With Green Siding
Metal Roof With Green Siding

If you want a green metal roof, look for a grassy shade or anything with a hint of blue and pair it with a pale green wall.

Gray roofs look good when they’re matched with darker gray accents around the roof itself. Your other trim can be a complementary shade of dark green or a contrasting bright, glossy white. 

Inky Roof With Brown Siding

Black or super dark roofs are a dramatic look. When you pair them with medium-dark brown walls, you get a warm, welcoming home that feels like a rustic cabin in the woods. This is a great starting point, but the real drama comes from the accents.

While white accents are classic, this look actually works best with very dark accents. Glossy black, dark green, or deep shades of brown complement the color mix and make your home feel very earthy.

Inky Roof With Brown Siding
Inky Roof With Brown Siding

Accents should be darker than the wall color, not lighter. This is how you can tie the colors together and make them work better as a whole.

If you live in a very hot and sunny climate, this look is probably not a good idea since the dark colors can trap more heat in your home. To lower the impact of heat trapping, choose a glossier finish for the roof to reflect more of the heat away from the house. 

Red Brick with Brown Roof

Red brick is making a comeback after getting a little less attention over the last few years. The great thing about red bricks is that you don’t need to paint them for them to keep their bold colors. If you choose the right roofing material, you’ll have a simple way to keep your color scheme without having to paint more than once every 10 years or so!

Red Brick with Brown Roof
Red Brick with Brown Roof

Red bricks work well with medium-brown roofs. It’s a polished look that reads of sophistication. You probably don’t want to put any bright white accents with this color combination. Instead, think about a warm, light-medium brown color for trimming, fascia, and other accents. A dark-colored door works perfectly in this arrangement as well.

If you like things to be a little more colorful, pale yellow makes a great accent wall color for any siding you might have around your bricks. The brighter your bricks, the better the yellow will look with them. 

Stone Siding with Gray Roof

Gray is a very pleasant roof color, but it’s a little overwhelming to matching a gray roof directly with full gray walls. Instead, you can choose a building material with natural gray tones that complement the roof color.

Choose stone veneer siding with different variations of gray. If you have sections of siding around your walls, match it to one of the medium-gray stones on the veneer.

Stacked stone gives this combo a very modern feel, especially when paired with dark gray painted siding and a lighter gray roof. Large, round stones are more timeless and traditional. They work well with pale gray siding and a darker gray roof.

Stone Siding with Gray Roof
Stone Siding with Gray Roof

Accents in this color combination should stick within a range of grays. Dark gray accents are great when you have a darker roof, while light gray is good when your roof has a lighter color.

All this gray works as a blank canvas for you to let your own personal style shine. Bright flowers in the spring, colorful hanging flags, a bold door, or lively evergreens can all add something special to the mix. 

How to Choose House and Roof Color Combinations for Your Home

Subtle vs Dramatic

Do you prefer to have a home that stands out or something a little more muted?

Subtle color combinations tend to be classy and polished, looking sharp without drawing too much attention. These usually rely on pairing neutrals together or unsaturated colors with a neutral. Trimming should be complementary rather than high-contrast, glossy white.

Subtle combinations include:

  • Tan and brown
  • Light gray and white
  • Pale blue or pale green and white
  • Cream and tan
  • Olive green and gray

If you’re going for a dramatic look, contrast is the easiest way to accomplish it. Be smart with contrast. Try pairing some neutrals or toned-down colors with a highly saturated, bold accent or wall color.

Dramatic combinations include:

  • Black and white
  • Red and tan
  • Dark blue and light gray, with white accents
  • Mustard yellow, dark gray and brown
  • Black and brown 

Warm Tones vs. Cool Tones

Warm and cool tones describe the amount of blue or yellow that’s visible in a color. It’s best to pair similar tones together instead of mixing warm and cool tones. Warm and cool tone mixes are hard to balance, while similar tones make colors feel more related, even if they’re very different.

If a color is warmer, it has more visible reds and yellows. Warm colors are friendly and inviting. They have an earthier feel that’s more natural and comforting.

Examples of warm tones:

  • Tan and beige
  • Brick red and burnt orange
  • Olive green and chocolate brown
  • Light brown and cream
  • Ivory white and blue green  

Cool tones are bluer and icier. They can be both soothing and inspiring, calming and intense. Not all cool tones are shades of blue, but blues are the simplest cool tones to match. 

Examples of cool tones:

  • Mint green and white
  • Steel gray and white
  • Blue-gray and charcoal
  • Inky black and dark gray
  • Dark blue and icy blue

Contemporary vs. Classic

Contemporary colors work well if you have more modern tastes in design while classic colors are timeless and not based on any specific trends or styles. What you like is up to you and choosing the right house colors will go a long way to making your design feel more unified.

Examples of contemporary colors:

  • Bright blue and white
  • Light gray and dark gray
  • Charcoal gray and dark brown
  • Green and gray
  • Lavender and white

Classic colors don’t go out of style. For this reason, you can usually count on combinations of neutrals to fill up your palette.

Examples of classic colors:

  • Cream and tan
  • Deep sea blue, white, and red
  • Dark blue, white, and gray
  • Light gray, white, and dark gray
  • Off-white and dark brown


Colors can either work together in harmony, clash, or just exist with no particular purpose. If you want your home to look its best, choose colors that really work together!Tried and true color combinations are your best bet. These 8 house and roof color combinations all work well for many different types of homes. No matter your climate or environment, you can find a way to make many of these combinations work for you.

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