Need help finding a contemporary colour scheme to match old school terracotta roof tiles?
You have options, says experienced colour consultant Lisa Harragon, of Colour Wheels.
“I just want to soften the salmon and orange tones of terracotta,” says Lisa.
“So I use warm, stony greys, such as Pipe Clay and Rottness Island, which have a beigeness to them, warm greys with a greenish tone, and off-white ivory colours, like White Duck Half, which don’t have too much ochre.”
“I avoid yellows and creams which will exacerbate the old heritage look, so I avoid colours like Chalk USA and Shell White.”
Unless the old heritage look is what you’re going for 😉
Here are some colour scheme ideas: