Roof shingle color is a personal preference, but homeowners should select a color by deciding what looks best on the house or structure that requires it. Looking at other houses or showroom displays helps a buyer to visualize roof and siding/brick combinations.
When selecting a shingle color, a buyer should look at shingles in different lighting to see how they change at different times of the day. When matching the color to an existing structure, it is best to start with the brick or stone color, rather than paint colors that will most likely change. Shingles with muted colors look best on busy, patterned brick or stone. Matching the shingles to the siding too closely tends to look boring rather than complementary. To improve resale value, homeowners should select neutral colors rather than unusual shades.