Your roof, siding, and gutters keep your home safe from severe weather, prevent leaks and damage, and prolong the lifespan of your home. Generally, when you choose your roof shingles and siding, you’re spending just as much time deciding on the colors you want as you do finding the right materials. We should note that this blog is for you to help you decide if you're going to want another gutter color.
Spending that effort to make sure your siding and roof match each other shouldn’t end there. Gutters also come in various colors that can meld with your home’s style and boost your curb appeal. Today we’re sharing some tips on matching your exterior colors for the best, most beautiful effect.
How to Choose Your Gutter Colors
Some people may not mind what color their gutters are, but depending on the look of your home, your gutters could stand out against your roof or siding and clash with your existing colors. Gutters can boost curb appeal as much as any other exterior materials and colors. So if you’re wondering how to choose the right gutter colors for your home, here are some tips to ensure you choose the best one.
Match Your Siding or Exterior Paint
If you want your gutters and downspouts to be unnoticeable and blend in with your home’s exterior, matching it to the siding or paint color can do just that. However, if your house color is completely custom, it can be hard to match, but you may be able to get close. Especially if your home is grey, beige, forest green, red, or some other basic color, you should be a good shape to get your gutters to match.
Match the Trim
If your home has trim, this can be one of the easiest things to match because it’s likely your trim is one of a few standard colors, which is what rain gutters and downspouts will come in as well. You could easily find some white, great, or other standard color gutters to match your trim.
Also, the horizontal and vertical lines of your gutter and downspout compliment the same lines as the trim on your house. They will stand out more than if you match your siding, but can give some great dimension and contrast to your home.
Match Your Roof Color
If your house does not have any trim, matching the roof color can be the next best way to choose which color to use. You’ll find more modern, and contemporary homes do not have trim, so matching the roof is a very popular option. In this case, your gutters can simply blend in with the roof and blend in super well.
Many roof colors come in standard colors and should be easy to match. If you have a custom color or one that contains multiple colors like a combination of greens and blues, or greys and browns, you can pick which of the more prominent colors stands out and get your gutters in that color.
Create Contrast With Your Home’s Exterior
If none of these options are what you’re looking for, simply choose a color that creates contrast with your home’s exterior. Similar to how people will install a red front door or some dark green shutters to contrast with their neutral-colored home, building contrast can be a way to make a statement and add to the beautiful curb appeal of your home. The same goes for your gutters and downspouts.
If you want them to stand out while also working with the aesthetic, choosing a contrasting color can do just that. If you had a light-colored home and light-colored roof, then choosing a darker-colored gutter can make it more dimensional and tie the pieces together rather than a mundane monochrome house from head to toe.
All that being said, Here at Augusta Gutter Company we primarily work with white custom gutters. But the material is easy to paint and the gutter will last for many years.