Can Gutters and Downspouts Be Different Colors?

While most homes have matching gutters and downspouts, that is not the only option. You could choose different colors for gutters and downspouts, depending on what your end goal is. Let’s explore this approach a little further to determine if it’s right for you.

Why You May Want Different Colors for Gutters and Downspouts

The main reason you may choose different gutter and downspout colors is because you want the gutters to blend in as much as possible. You can select gutters that match your roof or fascia boards, and then you can select downspouts that match your trim or siding (depending on placement). It may be tricky to find perfect matches for both, but it is possible overall.

Benefits of Having the Same Color for Gutters and Downspouts

If you choose the same color for gutters and downspouts, they can add visual interest to your home. The gutters can add to the trim color or bring out an accent color around your home. If you have a copper awning over one of your windows, you could carry that copper accent onto the guttering.

There is also something to be said about the clean lines that solid color gutters provide. Mismatched gutters might blend in with your roofing and siding, but the connecting points could detract from the illusion. Solid gutters look like a seamless, purposeful addition to the home. Two-toned gutters don’t always provide the same effect.

How to Choose Gutter Colors

Here are some quick tips for how to choose gutter colors:

  • Look at your curb appeal as a whole. What colors do you want to bring out or detract from? What materials will the gutters run along?
  • Choose a gutter color that matches a key feature on the house. This could be the house, the trim, the fascia boards, the shutters, or any other element you want to draw inspiration from.
  • Look at gutter color samples in person. We can show you samples during your quote to determine which ones are right for your house.
  • Opt for a neutral color to be on the safe side. If you’re struggling to decide which gutter color would be best, go with something neutral. Colored gutters are more likely to age your house over time. Whites, beiges, greys and browns can transition through color trends.
  • Get inspiration from the neighborhood. If you see something you love, don’t be afraid to replicate it. You can also look around for gutter colors you do not like.
  • Check with your HOA before choosing gutter colors. If you are part of a homeowner’s association, they may have a narrow list of gutter colors you can use. Verify this information before selecting a non-permitted color.

The best way to choose gutter colors is to see them in person during your consultation. Contact Sargent Gutters & Siding at (586) 303-5226 to schedule a quote for gutters and downspouts.