It’s an odd dilemma. You need a new roof but you don’t want a roof that looks new. We get it. The natural aging of years of exposure brings out something special in the texture and color of wood shakes. This was the inspiration for the colors in the Nature Crafted Collection: Aged Cedar, Mossy Cedar, and Black Oak.
Today, I’m shining the spotlight on Black Oak.
Black Oak has age and character. Think of wood exposed to the weather of four seasons for many years. The natural aging over the years brings out something special in the texture and color of wood shakes. It is this special quality that is preserved with a Black Oak roof.
To bring out the beauty of a Black Oak roof, use natured based colors that also have been toned down a bit. You want the other elements of your home to also look like they have withstood the test of time rather than being brand, spanking, new. Here are five inspired color schemes that complement Black Oak.
Beige is a classic main color with off-white trim and brown accents. Add a pop of color to the front door with a deep, rich color. Green is a great choice but so many colors could work with this scheme so pick your favorite.
Another classic scheme is Ivory with creamy trim and brown accents. With the lighter main color a middle tone green looks inviting.
Green that border on gray is a color popular with today’s homeowners. Add tan trim, a green so deep it almost looks black and wine colored door for a winning combination.
Try a fresh take on the color green with a muted yellow-green with off-white and dark chocolate brown with berry undertones. Last, give the scheme an modern edge with a blue-green door.
A color scheme of olive green and gold may sound retro but don’t think vintage avocado green and harvest gold. Instead, imagine a much more sophisticated olive green and historic gold accents.
These are just a few of the many color schemes that would look amazing with this roof color. Which ones do you like best? We’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.
When you are looking a roof that is both personal and distinctive, look no further than DaVinci Black Oak.
Do more than just dream, visualize. See what your home would look like with a DaVinci Shake roof in Black Oak or one of 49 nature-inspired colors using the Top Down Color™ Visualizer.
**The paint colors used in this article are from Behr, Benjamin Moore, PPG Paints, and Sherwin-Williams. To find out more about any color shown, search online using the color name and number.