What Color Roof is Best for My Home?

Tile Roof on custom home in Las Vegas hills

At the very basic level, the main purpose of a roof is to protect your home from the elements. However, roofs also help with insulation and help provide structural integrity to the home. But beyond its very important functions, the roof should complement a home’s architecture and exterior colors, adding beauty to the home and improving its curb appeal. The good news for Las Vegas homeowners is that there are plenty of style and color options to choose from when it comes to concrete tile roofing, which is the most popular style of material used in the area. Your choice of roof color is your own but there are some basic guidelines that will make sure your new roof enhances the beauty of your home and adds value to it as well. In this post, we’ll provide some basic tips on how to select the right roof color for your home.

How to Select the Best Roof Color for Your Home

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Look for Colors That Complement Your Home

On some homes, the roof accounts for nearly half of a home’s visual exterior, so it’s important to select a color that complements the other exterior colors of your home. That said, lighter color roofs reflect the sun’s heat back more efficiently, so keep that in mind. Whatever you select, it’s important that the colors don’t clash. Roofing is important for overall aesthetics and resale value. When you consider that concrete tile roofs can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years, color selection is something that you want to make sure you get right when you select a roof for your home. 

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Lighter homes look great with a darker colored contrasting roof, but can also look good with a lighter roof that is a shade darker than the home. For example, desert pink or grey homes look good with light red tiles. A gray home is complemented with roof colors such as dark grey, black, dark blue or white roof tiles. A beige home color can be attractively complemented by a brown, black or dark blue roof.  If your home is painted brown, colors such as charcoal, black blue or deeper shades of brown will look great. Desert homes in particular look good with desert colors that complement the surrounding landscape, often reds, tans, browns or even greys. These color matches are general and your final choice will also depend on other considerations like your taste and the look that you want for your home, as well as other factors like climate, your neighborhood and any Homeowners’ Association (HOA) rules.

Understand your Homeowners Association Regulations

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If you live in a planned community, before you outfit your home with a new roof, it’s important that you check with your HOA. Many HOAs expect certain roofing guidelines to be followed so that all homes in the area look similar and none stand out too much from the rest. Even if your roofing selection isn’t governed by an HOA, it’s always a good idea to take a look at what others in your area have selected for roofing colors to see what might be a good fit for your home, one that will complement the surrounding community. You don’t want to be the home that stands out, in a bad way. Checking out your own neighborhood is also an easy way to “preview” how a roof might look before you make a decision.

Consider Sustainability Benefits

In an area like Las Vegas where the temperature tends to be favorable year-round, it can make sense to consider sustainability benefits when it comes to selecting roof colors. Lighter-colored roofs tend to be more energy-efficient, as they absorb less heat from the sun. However, certain coatings can also help reflect sunlight and keep a home cooler and more comfortable overall. Keep in mind that roof colors aren’t the only thing that will help your home stay more comfortable and more energy-efficient. Insulation and attic ventilation play a significant role and should not be overlooked as well.

Contemporary Tile Roofing by Prestige Roofing of Las Vegas


Prestige Roofing has been helping homeowners and home builders in the Las Vegas Valley build beautiful, long lasting roofs in a variety of styles, materials and colors, including slate, tile, copper, zinc and shingles. We pride ourselves on our metalwork, which includes the creation of unique copper roofs, fixtures, domes and structures that complement our clients’ unique needs and tastes. We believe that creating something beautiful will bring happiness and value for decades to come.

For more information on the various factors you should be considering when it comes to selecting the color for your new roof, contact Prestige Roofing today or visit our website to schedule a free estimate.