The gutters of a property are not something that most people often think about until there’s a problem with them. However, for those of you that are either building something new or are considering changing your exterior, the gutters don’t have to be so quickly overlooked as they can make a great impact to the overall look and feel of the exterior. The choice of gutters and colour schemes can help to improve both the curb appeal and the potential value of the property. That’s why it’s important to choose a gutter colour that will add to your exterior.
Although gutters can appear to be something we ‘have to’ have, but don’t necessarily want to spend any money on, they are an important investment. Not only will gutters prevent water damage to your property, they are surprisingly important to the look of a property. Colorbond guttering is rapidly becoming popular in Australia, especially in refurbishments, new builds, commercial constructions and complete reinventions like the extensions on The Block’s 2017 homes.
Installing Colorbond gutters are a durable option, and the next big step is to decide what colour you would like to choose. As Colorbond roofs and gutters are available in such a wide range of colours and matt finishes, we have compiled a checklist below to help you choose an option that will best suit your property.
Popular Colorbond colours
There are so many options to choose from when deciding what colour of Colorbond gutters you would like on your property. Some of the most popular Colorbond colours in Australia are:
- Woodland Grey
- Manor Red
When choosing your gutter colour scheme, it may be helpful to choose a colour that works well in nearby properties that have already been rated highly in the market. Doing this will lift both the value of your individual property and raise the entry point for the whole area.
Finding your exterior style
As Colorbond is available in such a wide range of colours and matt finishes, they are often split into categories like classic or contemporary colour palettes. To find out your best Colorbond gutter colour, determine which style category your property belongs to first. Here are some examples of styles to consider:
Choosing the double-denim of exteriors.
The best way to explain choosing an exterior colour palette is to remember that there are passing trends and different ways to handle colour families. How or if, you match your roof colour with your gutters will largely depend on what you are trying to achieve. Are you interested in a revival, reinvention, an innovative exterior? It’s entirely up to you.
When choosing the colour of your Colorbond gutters, the questions that you need to consider is if you want your gutters to be the same colour as your roof, if you want them to compliment the colour of your roof.
In recent times, exterior designers have been making the decision to match the gutters with the roof. Even though it might feel like the double-denim of the nineties might be making a comeback (btw it is!), in this case, however, there is a very good reason why ‘matchy-matchy’ can work for the exterior of a property. Using the same colour on the roof and the gutter won’t draw too much attention to either and will allow them to blend into the facade. When this is achieved, the gutters of your property will be seen as an extension of your roof, rather than a boundary of the roof.
The Clash happened in the seventies. Leave it there.
One of the worst colour decisions that you can make when choosing the colour of your gutter, is to choose one that clashes with the colours of the exterior walls. The key to choosing the right Colorbond gutter is to make it streamlined with the rest of your property so it doesn’t make too much of a statement on its own. Choose a colour that will match the paint colour of the exterior walls. By matching the colours, it allows for your gutters to become less of a visual focus and allow the architecture to take centre stage.
Matching the trims with the rims.
Many people also choose to match their gutters to the trims of the exterior of their house which are found on the windows and doors. By doing this, you can create a visually appealing exterior as they can work together to create an outline for the building. However it does depend on the type of property you have, for example, a heritage building may look absolutely beautiful with the trims highlighted and matched to the gutters. On the other hand, a state-of-the-art building or commercial building where there may be a wall of mirror or glass may work better to move away from matching the visible trims (if there are any) to the gutters. Consult your Colorbond colour experts to discuss what works best for your property.
If you are still struggling to find a colour scheme of gutter that will best suit your property, then you may consider looking at your surrounding landscapes and environment. If you live in a country area, then you may consider choosing greens and greys that will complement the surrounding landscape.
Alternatively, contact KC Roof Plumbing who have over 20 years of industry experience and knowledge of Colorbond roofing and guttering. The professional team can help you to find custom solutions to your guttering needs that will perfectly match your new build, extension, renovation or commercial construction. Call 1300 KC ROOF (1300 527 663) to discuss your colour options.
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