Gutters are usually available in white or off-white. This isn’t because they’re trendy, or they’re the safest colors; it’s just tricky to pick a color for gutters and downspouts. And, since homeowners don’t usually think these components are as important as the roof and the siding – which make up the largest part of a home’s exterior – they simply go with the factory color in which the gutters come.
However, although white and off-white do look good, there are instances when neither of them works. Instead of complementing the exterior colors, the white gutters tend to stick out like a sore thumb. So, you must choose a different color for your gutters.
1. Match the Roof
There are two basic rules in selecting a gutter color, and this is one of them. If your home has a skinny trim or no trim at all, match the color of your roof.
2. Match the Trim
This is the other half of the basic rules you need to keep in mind. If the trim is wide, roofing specialists recommend matching your gutters with the trim color.
3. Make Them Disappear
If you don’t want your gutters to get any attention, you can go with a customized color that’ll blend in with your home’s facade.
4. Paint Them
It’s okay to paint your gutters and downspouts. But as a general rule of thumb, don’t use a paint color that’s darker than the original factory-applied color. Also, don’t forget to check with the manufacturer for light reflectance value (LRV) specifications before applying paint.
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