I’ve been on a data kick lately, analyzing all kinds of statistics for our company. One of the things I looked at recently (partly because I’m trying to choose a color of shingle for my own house), is general popularity of roof color. The sales guys have always said that Driftwood is one of our most popular shingle colors, but as I looked at color statistics so far, I was a little surprised by how popular it is. Looking back at last year’s numbers, these seem to hold true as it crushed the competition.
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So What is The Most Popular Owens Corning Shingle Color?
38% Owens Corning Driftwood Shingles
Over half of the roofs we install are Owens Corning Driftwood shingles color. As a designer, I can totally understand why. It’s the most truly neutral shingle we offer. It looks good against every color house siding and brick color that we encounter. It does a cool color trick: Against brown trim it looks grey; against grey trim it looks brown. Many new construction contractors choose this color for that reason, and homeowners tend to opt for the same color it had before when doing roof replacements. Making Driftwood our most popular shingle colors option by far.
22% Owens Corning Estate Grey Shingles
This color goes through spurts. There will be weeks at a time when this is more popular than Driftwood, but then it will receive no attention for a month. We find that this color looks amazing on houses with light greys and blues on the house itself.
21% Owens Corning Onyx Black Shingles
Four to five roofs a month get the bold Onyx Black color for a full roof replacement. We spoke with some roofers in Florida at a conference recently and they said this is their most popular color there. It’s striking, though not terribly energy efficient, since it absorbs a lot of heat.
9% Owens Corning Brownwood Shingles
Brownwood shingles is what I’m leaning toward for my own house. It’s a classic warm reddish dark brown, so will look very nice on a white or very light warm gray farmhouse. It’s becoming more popular with new construction custom homes.
6% Owens Corning Desert Tan Shingles
The Desert Tan Shingles are a statement color. It’s one of the lighter colors, so it’s more energy efficient in that it reflects more heat than say, Onyx Black.
4% Other Most Popular Shingle Colors Options
The rest of what we’ve done so far consists of Aged Copper, Summer Harvest, and Teak by Owens Corning, as well as the very occasional GAF, Decra, and Tamko shingle in various colors.
2024 Owens Corning Shingle Color of The Year
A shingle with a "little southern charm" took the gold in this years shingle color of the year (2024), Williamsburg Gray is a welcoming shingle that will make your home pop. Its earthy tones will ensure that your entire property feels more at home and leave it looking elegant. Check out the OC's video below.
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2023 Shingle Color of The Year: Midnight Plum
If you would like to see more about Midnight Plum the 2023 shingle of the year check that out here!
Want to see more homes with these shingle colors? Check out our roofing gallery section. You can also see what your home would look like with any of these amazing Owens Corning shingles!