For many people, choosing gutter colors for their home is an after thought. They proceed in choosing the wrong color because they did not think about a few very simple things. You can avoid this mistake and save your home's curb appeal by considering these things when choosing a color for your gutters.
First of all, you don't want your gutters to become the focus of your home. So choose a color that will go with the other colors on the home. For example, if you already have white fascia trim, going for a white gutter would help it blend into the look of the home. Just be aware that lighter colors will show dirt and black stripes known as tiger stripes, more so than darker colors.
Believe it or not, it is also quite common for the gutters and downspouts to be different colors, for example, you may want to match the gutters to your roof or fascia and match the downspouts to your exterior trim or brick. This will allow your gutters and downspouts to blend in with your home's colors and go virtually unnoticed.
The first thing you should look at is your home's brick or siding color. You want to make sure that your gutter's color does not clash with the color of your home. So if a color does not work well with your home color, then it is not a good option.
You should also make sure that your gutters work with your roof color. Typically if a color works with your home it will work with your roof color. However, this is not always the case, so take the time too see if the color options you have left will work with your roof shingle color.
This color chart shows the most common gutter colors available.
Finally you should ensure that the gutter colors do not compete with the trim color of your home. Your gutters are likely going to run right up against the fascia trim, so you do not want these two colors to clash. Many times people will choose to have their gutters in the same color as their trim.
By looking at these things, you will be able to narrow down your color options for you gutters. Taking the extra time to make sure your gutters blend in naturally with your home is a great way to boost your home's curb appeal. Once you have made your final decision, you can be certain that you considered everything you need to in order to pick the best color option.
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