To provide exterior color guidance to anyone with homes featuring brick or stone exteriors, DaVinci Roofscapes® has introduced a new e-book on their company website. Authored by color specialist Kate Smith with Sensational Color, the new FRESH Color Schemes for Homes with Brick or Stone guide is offered as a free tool for homeowners. The online e-book showcases 60 combinations of home exterior options from the top-down. Smith has paired up composite shake and slate roofing selections from DaVinci Roofscapes with different brick and stone products from Acme Brick, Coronado Stone Products, and Glen-Gery. Each palette also features suggested paint colors to enhance the entire home exterior.









This guide includes the five key factors people should consider when selecting color palettes for their home exterior: fixed features, regional colors, environment and surroundings, style of the home, and historic colors involved. Homes with stone or brick exteriors naturally draw the eye to those major fixed features, but not all stone or brick are alike. For example, bricks can have a deep red tone, tan, pink, or even a white tone. This e-book shows which colors can be used on elements of the home exterior to best complement the different tonal colors of the brick and stone.







Within the e-book Smith has identified six brick colors and five stone colors. Five different color palette suggestions are recommended for each brick or stone color, with ten palette suggestions for red brick, for a total of 60 unique exterior color combinations. Smith incorporated the new DaVinci Select Shake composite roofing in several of the palettes, along with the recently introduced Nature Crafted Collection color blends of black oak, aged cedar, and mossy creek. These distinctive and natural roofing colors work very well with creating a harmonious exterior for homes with brick or stone.







The newest e-book from DaVinci is the fourth in a series of free e-books dedicated to providing people with guidance on adding color to their home exteriors. The FRESH and Natural e-book provides color insights when selecting composite shake roofing in the Natural Crafted Collection. The FRESH Home Exteriors Color Guide offers five steps for finding the perfect hue for a home exterior. FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior reviews seven different home styles and provides top down color recommendations for each style. Now, the FRESH Color Schemes for Homes with Brick or Stone e-book showcases top down color suggestions for home exteriors with brick or stone. Each e-book, along with the Top Down Color Visualizer tool, can be found for free on DaVinci’s website.