The Color of the Metal Roofing and Your Exterior Design
When you choose the color of your metal roofing, don’t forget that it has to match with all the elements of your exterior design. Selecting and combining different colors and textures can be very challenging. At the same time, it’s a good opportunity of expressing your taste, your personality and your style.
Creating an inspired outdoor design is not an easy task. For those whose talents are not oriented towards the aesthetic field, I recommend consulting with a professional designer. But, if you’re not afraid of a little improvisation, select the color of your roofing by yourself.
There are a few things you should keep in mind though. If you want to create a new exterior design, you have to imagine the whole landscape ensemble before concentrating on separate details. You have to decide how to paint the house, the doors and the windows, what type of fence to install, what kind of flowers and how many trees to plant and so on. In such a case you’ll select the color of the roof according to the general picture.
If you only need to repaint your roof or choose a color for a new metal roof, the task is much easier. You have to select a color that will match with the rest of your existing outdoor design. Don’t forget that you can easily improve or deteriorate the image of your house by simply painting your roof! For example, if your house and the surrounding landscape are decorated in a simple, elegant style, an ‘electric’ color on your roof can ruin the whole picture!
My advice is to choose a neutral color or a color inspired from nature. Classical solutions are always beautiful: white, beige, warm brown or light bronze will give your house a classy noble look. Thanks to a green metal roofing your home will seem to blend with the surrounding tress, becoming an indissoluble part of nature. If you’re living near a lake or you have a house on the beach, why not paint your roof in a delicate azure blue? It matches with the summer sky as well, adding freshness to your home decor.
You can also select brighter colors if you know how to combine them in an artistic way. Even a red or burgundy roof will look amazing if the color of your house is light. It’s very important to avoid mixing several strong colors, especially when you’re decorating your home. For a commercial building, there are more options you can explore, but even here you have to know your limits and make sure that your roof does not destroy the image of your neighborhood.
Another thing to consider when choosing a color for your roof is the fact that light colors reflect the heat coming from the sun, while darker colors absorb it. Depending on your specific purposes – you may want to cool or to warm your house – select a light or a dark shade of your favorite color.
One of the main advantages of a metal roofing is the fact that it can be colored however you like! Choose the color wisely, but at the same time don’t be afraid to improvise – your design options are unlimited!
John Haining is a designer specialized in exterior decorations and landscape architecture. As a contributing author at wolfysroofing.com, he writes about metal roofing colors [http://www.wolfysroofing.com] and the way they can improve your outdoor design [http://www.wolfysroofing.com/metal-roofing-colors-and-your-outdoor-design/].
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