Just because gutters are used on your home primarily for practical reasons doesn’t mean they can’t also become an aesthetic feature. There are plenty of options available for you to either make the gutters stand out with some accent colors or make them fade back against the existing colors you have on your home’s exterior.
The biggest tip we can give is to never let the color of your gutter influence the colors you use for your trim. The popularity of white gutters isn’t because they make a better design option or because they give the best curb appeal—it’s simply because that’s what’s most widely available, and it’s not likely to clash with existing colors.
But you don’t need to let gutter manufacturers determine how you’ll choose the rest of the colors for your home. You do have some choices when it comes to your gutters and downspouts, even if it feels like those choices are a bit more limited compared to other types of exterior design elements.
Here are a few examples of some of the options available to you to better customize the appearance of your gutters and to stay up to date with modern gutter trends in Oklahoma City:
- Matching to siding: One of the safest choices you can make with your gutters is to match the colors to your siding. This is the best step to take if your goal is to make the gutters as unnoticeable as possible. Contrary to popular misconception, you should be able to paint your gutters—you just need to be sure you use the correct kind of paint and follow the proper processes to ensure that the paint does not wear off over time.
- Matching to trim: If you wish, you can match your gutters or downspouts to the color of the trim on your house. This is still a process that’s used to blend the gutters into their surroundings, but it’s just a bit less subtle than it would be if you matched them to the siding. Your gutters are likely to run up along the trim at some point, which means the matching colors will blend with each other.
- Metallic finishes: You’d be amazed at how many different types of finishes there are for gutters if you’re willing to do some extra investigation into your options. Some copper or aged bronze gutters can be used on certain architectural styles to create a stately, luxurious appearance. Again, though, this is really only a viable option for certain types of facades.
- Matching to roof: Gutters can essentially disappear if you decide to match them to the roof. The main challenge here is making sure the downspouts aren’t completely obvious, because you’re always going to want to have matching gutters and downspouts.
For more information about the options you have with regard to gutter colors, we encourage you to contact L & S Seamless Guttering today. We’d be happy to keep you abreast of the latest gutter trends in Oklahoma City.