How To Choose A Roof Color For A Brick Home

Classic materials like brick benefit from the updated roofing and color options available today. The ageless look of a slate or shake roof conveys the same strength, balance and grace as brick. This marriage of materials tells the world that the homeowners appreciate quality and timeless design.

To select a roof befitting your brick or partially brick home you will want to begin by really taking a close look at your bricks. For example, you may describe the brick as red. And yes, red is the predominant color but bricks also have a color cast that is important to identify.

In the examples below the bricks have a color cast of tan, gray, brown, pink, or white. It is the color cast together with the main brick color that can help to determine the best color choice for your roof.

Belden Brick Colors

Begin by identifying the main color and cast color of your brick. If the cast is tan, gold or brown the roof will look better in a warm color or a blend of tiles that includes the cast color. brown tile New brown

Beldon Brick Bridgeport Blend (Tan) with DaVinci Roofscapes Light Brown and Medium Brown Synthetic SlateBelden Brick Bridgeport Blend (tan) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Light Brown and Medium Brown in Synthetic Slate profile

Beldon Brick Garnet Blend (Brown) with DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone Synthetic ShakeBelden Brick Garnet Blend (brown) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Brownstone (standard blend) in Synthetic Slate

If the cast of the brick is gray the roof will look best if the tiles are cooler hues or includes gray in the color blend. Your first thought might be that a brown or other warm color roof would be the right choice for the bricks below. Once you take a closer look however you'll see that the bricks are more gray than tan so leaning towards gray in your roof will enhance the appearance of the bricks.

Brick Color complimented by DaVinci Roofscapes Fake Cedar Shake in Weathered GrayBelden Brick Hamilton Blend (gray) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Gray Synthetic Shake profile

A white cast softens the look of the brick and a mid-tone roof color rather than a darker one can make an excellent choice. 

Brick with DaVinci Roofscapes Fake Cedar Shingle in Weathered GrayBelden Brick Bayport (white) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Weathered Gray 
(standard blend) in Synthetic Shake

Play up the color of the brick with a multi-color blend that includes at least one color similar to the brick color.

Beldin Belcrest310 Brick Bayport (Pink) with DaVinci Roofscapes Aberdeen Synthetic SlateBelden Belcrest310 Brick Bayport (pink) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Aberdeen 
(standard blend) Synthetic Slate

Or you can use history as your reference and chose a classic combination.

Beldin Belcrest500 Brick with DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Black Synthetic SlateBelden Belcrest500 Brick (red) with
DaVinci Roofscapes Slate Black 
(standard blend) Synthetic Slate

"For all its subtle differences, brick is virtually the same, whether made across time or around the world. The real differences are found in the unique expressions of those who use them." says the Brick Industry Association and I couldn't agree more.

By tuning into not only the color of your brick but also the color cast you can be sure you'll select a roof color that plays up the beauty of your brick home. But don't stop there. To truly expresses your personality choose from one of DaVinci Roofscapes 49 colors or 28 blends or use the Color Designer to create your own custom blend at no additional charge.

Color Expert Kate Smith lends her expertise to DaVinci Roofscapes; a company that has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year warranty and are 100 percent recyclable.

Name: Billa
Time: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This post is very helpful for those who are building a house. My choice fell on Belcrest500 Belden Brick (red) with
Roofscapes DaVinci Slate Black (standard blend) Synthetic Slate, the color is sharper so it looks obvious difference. This is probably because I faforit in red and black.
Name: Kate Smith
Time: Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm very happy that you found this information helpful. Your choice of Davinci Slate Black with the red brick is a strong, classic combination. Nicely done!
Name: Kim
Time: Friday, September 28, 2012

I have a two story brick colonial home and the color is full range rose. I want a shake roof with a classic look. What color do you suggest?

Thanks!
Name: david mckenzie
Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012

what type of brick looks best with the green shades of roof?
Name: DaVinci Roofscapes
Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your question! One of our Project Specialists will be in contact with you shortly. She will be able to assist you with your roofing project from start to finish.

Regards,

The DaVinci Roofscapes Team
Name: DaVinci Roofscapes
Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hi David,

Thanks for your question! One of our Project Specialists will be in contact with you to gather some more information about your project so she can make sure you have the right colors for your roof.

Regards,

The DaVinci Roofscapes Team
Name: R Law
Time: Friday, March 22, 2013

What color choices whould go well with a house built using light kacki colored siding with a brick foundation that is in the plumb/rust range? This will be a country Colonial/Antibellum style with all white trims.
Name: DaVinci Roofscapes
Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hello R. Law,

One of our Project Specialists will be in contact with you shortly. She will be able to get you some color samples and assist you with your roofing project from start to finish.
Regards,

The DaVinci Roofscapes Team

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