Color from the Top Down for Curb Appeal

Are you concerned with putting your home’s best face forward, but don’t know where to start? Creating a great exterior design doesn’t have to be difficult despite the challenges that so many people face. Simply following a few basic rules will put you well on your way to curb appeal success.

Color expert Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color, partners with DaVinci Roofscapes to help homeowners create beautiful homes. Through her years of experience, Smith determined that the path to designing a gorgeous exterior starts at the top. The roof naturally attracts attention as a large swath of surface area and it warrants careful consideration. Smith has put together a visual that shows how to match colors based on the roof that we think you’ll find helpful. A picture’s worth a thousand words, so see for yourself how the roof dictates color selection!


Do you have a favorite exterior color scheme? Or have you never really given it much thought? While most people focus on their interior designs, the outside of the house also deserves attention. It is what everybody sees as they pass by, after all! That’s what curb appeal is all about. Making the most of it increases the beauty and value of a home, so it’s definitely worth the effort you put into it.

Whether you like earthy tones with brighter pops of color around the house or prefer more delicately balanced, subdued palettes, start your decision making with the roof and let the rest of its design trickle down to the ground. You’ll surprise yourself with the relative ease that this straightforward method affords. Trust in this tried and true technique used by the experts to make your home look its best!