Do you feel that?

That subtle pressure on your shoulders?

You can’t land a finger on it, but something seems a bit off. Until you realize, this feeling is from what is not just on your shoulders, but also above your head:

Your roof. 

You have been thinking about getting it replaced for months. You know it needs replacing, but you don’t even know where to start, let alone pick a shingle color.

We get it. Replacing a roof is stressful, complicated, and draining: both mentally and financially.

But it does not have to be this way…

Let’s start with the basics. Choosing the right shingle color is a significant decision, and our goal is to make this process seamless, easy, and stress-free for you. In this blog post we will walk you through our best practices in picking the perfect shingle color for your home. 

Understanding Your Home’s Style and Exterior

When it comes to picking a shingle color, understanding your home’s style and exterior is essential. Your home’s architectural style and exterior materials, such as siding or brick, play a crucial role in choosing the right shingle color. Each element has its unique characteristics and preferred color palettes. Here’s a closer look at this critical aspect:

  • Architectural Style: Your home’s architectural style influences the overall aesthetic. For example, Colonial-style homes often shine with classic and cooler colors, while Mediterranean-style houses tend to come to life with warmer and earthier tones.
  • Exterior Materials: Consider the materials used on your home’s exterior, such as siding or brick. These materials have their inherent colors and textures. Your shingle color should complement and enhance these features, creating a cohesive and visually appealing look.

By aligning your chosen shingle color with both your home’s architectural style and exterior materials, you can ensure a harmonious and attractive exterior.

Analyzing the Surrounding Environment

The environment surrounding your home plays a pivotal role in your shingle color decision. Here are two things to consider:

  • Neighboring Houses: Take note of the colors of neighboring houses to avoid clashing. A cohesive color scheme within your neighborhood can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal.

Landscaping and Natural Surroundings: Your home’s landscaping and natural surroundings also influence your shingle color choice. Consider the shades of your garden, trees, and the general landscape. A well-coordinated palette will create an effortlessly attractive look.

Street with houses to compare for shingle color selection.

Style Boards: Create Your Ideal Color Palette

Creating style boards is a fantastic way to envision your ideal color palette. Owens Corning provides an array of style boards and color palettes on their website, designed to inspire your choices which you can explore here. To make your own style board, follow these steps:

  • Gather Inspiration: Start by collecting images, color swatches, and design elements. These could be from magazines, online sources, or even your own photos of homes you admire.
  • Organize Your Ideas: Arrange your collected items on a digital or physical board, grouping them by color schemes and themes. This will help you see how different colors and design elements work together.
  • Add Your Shingle Color: Incorporate a sample or image of your selected Owens Corning shingle color onto the style board. This visual representation will help you gauge how it complements your preferred color palette and design aesthetic.

Refine Your Vision: Review your style board to gain a clearer picture of how your home’s exterior will look with the chosen shingle color. Make adjustments as needed until you feel confident in your selection.

Example of a style board with a variety of colors.

Visualize Your Vision with Owens Corning’s DesignEyeQ

To truly bring your vision to life and make an informed decision, Owens Corning offers the innovative DesignEyeQ Visualization Experience. DesignEyeQ allows you to:

  • Experiment with Styles: Try out various shingle colors and styles, experimenting with different combinations to find the perfect match for your home’s exterior.
  • Save Time and Energy: DesignEyeQ eliminates the guesswork, making the shingle color selection process efficient and enjoyable.
  • Enhance Your Confidence: By using this powerful tool, you can confidently select the Owens Corning shingle color that aligns with your vision and complements your home’s style and surroundings.


In conclusion, choosing the perfect Owens Corning shingle color for your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our goal is to assist you in making this decision with confidence and ease.

  • Understand your home’s architectural style to find a complementary shingle color.
  • Analyze your surroundings, including neighboring houses and landscaping.
  • Explore Owens Corning’s style boards and color palettes here for inspiration, then create your own style board. 
  • Utilize the DesignEyeQ here to visualize your options and turn your vision into a reality. 

Remember, your shingle color choice is an essential part of your home’s character, and we’re here to help you choose with confidence. Embrace your selection, trust that it will enhance your home’s curb appeal and reflect your unique style. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Craig Gouker Roofing.