Gutter and eavestrough colours come in a wide array of choices, but how do you pick the one that will look best on your home?
Generally we like to use your home’s existing colour palette and recommend choosing a shade that either matches the roof or the trim colour currently in place.
Home exteriors are typically dominated by the two colours of the roof and siding (or wall exterior paint colour). Trim, a relatively minor component, creates a cleaner look, and unifies both roof and siding. Gutter colors should blend in with these components; therefore it has to match either roof or trim.
You’re probably wondering, why the roof or trim? One reason is because gutters are attached to the roof, therefore it blends in better with the overall color palette. If your home has wide trim, then the gutter should match its color. Homes with slim trim (or in some cases, none at all), then the gutters should match the roof. Gutters can be painted or are offered by gutter and roofing contractors in various colors, therefore it should match the roof or trim, not the other way around.
The Case for Standing out Rather than Blending In
Before choosing the perfect colour for your home’s gutters and eavestroughs, it should be mentioned that although the previously discussed colour match is where most homeowners go, some like to change it up. Do you want your gutters to stand out instead of blending in? Most home improvement experts tend to lean toward gutter colors that blend in with the rest of the home. But there is a case to be made for choosing a colour that will accent other exterior colours. This turns a solely functional feature on your home into a thing of beauty.
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With the many coordinating colours and materials Class Eh! Roofing has to choose from, finding beautiful aluminum gutters and eaves in just the right shade for your home is a breeze. Whether your style is traditional or unique, our gutters will complement your home’s roofing system while also boosting its curb appeal. For a free estimate on gutter/eavestrough replacement, give us a call today at (289) 687-6924 or contact us below.
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!