Ever heard of color psychology? Color psychology — the psychology of color — can be used for many things, including choosing the best roof color for your home.
If you want to find the perfect color roof for your home, then read on.
Different colors give you different feelings. The color spectrum’s red area has orange, red, yellow, and other warm colors. They can make you feel anything from hostile and angry to comforted and warmed.
In the blue area of the color spectrum, green, purple, blue, and other cool colors can be called calm. They can also make you feel indifferent or sad.
What’s the Best Roof Color for Me?
The best color for your roof depends on the color(s) of your home’s siding, bricks, trim, stucco, or stone.
A black or dark gray roof pairs well with a blue or gray house. Brown shingles or brown and cream shingles go well with a tan- or cream-colored house. Houses with shades of yellow, red, green, or other colors call for a black, gray, or brown roof.
It’s 2020, and roofs can be any color you want them to be. Let’s consider the psychology of less traditional roof colors.
Starting with the aforementioned red area of the color spectrum, you have red roofs. Red roofs are the most attention-grabbing color, often associated with desire, passion, power, and danger. These roofs will raise blood pressure, respiration rate, and improve your metabolism.
Also in the red area of the spectrum, you have orange roofs. Orange roofs are a bit brighter than their red counterparts, bringing feelings of joy, happiness, encouragement, and success. Yellow’s feelings of happiness combine with red’s energy to make orange.
That brings us to yellow, which – along with happiness – elicits feelings of warmth and cheerfulness. Too much yellow, though, can be disturbing.
What Feelings Do Other Colors Cause?
As you can tell by now, roof colors are mostly about the feelings and other psychological effects they cause.
Feeling blue? Then a blue roof won’t necessarily make you sadder, because it can also create feelings of peace, imagination, and unity.
A close cousin of blue, purple, is the color of royalty. Adorn your royal abode with a purple roof to show the world your nobility, wealth, wisdom, and creativity. Purple is powerful.
And pink isn’t. Rather, pink is unthreatening, hopeful, innocent, and feminine. With a pink roof, you can tell your neighbors that you’re sweet, loving, vulnerable, and tender.
What’s also somewhat tender is green, the color clothing nature, so to speak. With green comes feelings of growth, fertility, and freshness. Dark green connotes wealth, so it’s another option if you want to show off your money to the Joneses.
In addition to considering all the roof colors above, consider choosing the right roof insulation for your home.
The Roof Is Not on Fire
But it can look like it, with a fiery red or orange roof. As you’ve learned, other roof colors can leave you feeling another type of way.
Really, the best roof color is the one that makes you feel how you want to feel, while matching with the other exterior color(s) of your house, of course.
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