Choosing Exterior Colours for Historic Homes

Heritage historic paint colours for roof shingles.

Heritage Colour Palette

Published by Pawel Matonog

Many historic homes in Toronto have been beautifully maintained, yet when it comes to renovations or exterior work, sometimes the original beauty of the structure is lost due to a lack of research or knowledge on the part of the homeowner or contractor in charge.

Historical townhomes in Cabbagetown

Historical townhomes in Cabbagetown

Maybe the home has been in the family for generations and old family pictures of the house and neighbourhood can provide enough guidance as to colour schemes. If no family records exist, it’s imperative to visit your local historical society for information before starting any construction. As well, there are historic colour charts with select shades that were used at the time of your home’s build date. Benjamin Moore has a Toronto historical paint colour palette which is quite comprehensive.  It is very important to extend the same historically-accurate colour scheme to the roof of the house, which can be a focal point for many historic homes.

Heritage Colour Palette

Heritage Colour Palette Example

A small amount of research will maintain the integrity of a historic home and ensure its longevity for future generations to enjoy. At Archer Roofing, we believe in the importance of the past and will help you  maintain historical accuracy in your roofing shingles as well as making the most informed decision when it comes to your home.  Contact us to set up a free consultation with Toronto’s leading roofing contractor.