Mossy Cedar has the look of cedar shaded from direct sunlight. The aging process in these conditions gives the roofing material a slightly moss green cast. This is exactly the look mimicked in DaVinci Mossy Cedar Shakes one of three new colors that are part of the recently released Nature Crafted Collection.
Following my guide FRESH Home Exterior Colors, you might think that your color scheme needs to include green because there is green in the tones of the roof. While you can use green as I have in the color palette above and below, it is not a “must include” when selecting your colors. A Mossy Cedar roof will work with any colors that blend with the underlying cedar color.
So, while green is wonderful with Mossy Cedar it does not have to be included in your color scheme. However, with schemes as attractive as the two above, don’t rule it out either.
When you have a roof with added interest, you can keep your color scheme simple. A favorite is a cream or pale yellow with shutters in a darker shade of the same hue, white trim, and a misty blue-green door.
A quiet, tonal scheme of warm grays gets a shot of energy from a gold front door.
Another classic scheme that is beautiful with a Mossy Cedar roof is a combination of tan, brown and clay. The warm tones give a nod to the underlying cedar color and complement the green color cast.
With Mossy Cedar you can bring the beauty of an aged roof to your home knowing that the roof will look exactly the same decades from now as it does today.
Visualize your home with a DaVinci Shake roof in Mossy Cedar 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.