Bourbon on the Rooftop

This is not an invitation to sip your favorite drink at a trendy rooftop bar, but rather an invitation to consider a rich, new roof color on your home: Bourbon – the newest color in our Owens Corning® TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection shingle line and our 2022 Shingle Color of the Year.

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As a homeowner, you want high-performance products that also look good. Your roof helps to protect your home from the elements and can also be the defining design element that ties all your exterior features together. Depending on the design and size of your house, the roof can account for over 40% of its exterior, so the color and type of shingle you choose is one of the most important choices you can make for your home.

The good news is that when it comes to picking the type and color of roof shingles for your home, there are architectural shingles that check the boxes for both beauty and performance.

2022 Shingle Color of the Year – Bourbon

If you’re looking for an exciting new color for your roof, then you may want to consider “Bourbon” – the newest color in our TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection shingle line and our 2022 Shingle Color of the Year.

Inspired by a well-worn leather chair, set comfortably by a fire on a crisp autumn day. Chilled blues mingle with toasty notes of gold in our signature Bourbon color blend.

A Brown Roof Doesn’t Mean a Boring Roof

The color Bourbon falls into our category of brown roof colors and certainly stands out among the crowd. The curated blend of warm, soothing shades infuses Bourbon with a full-bodied depth that pairs nicely with an array of home exteriors.

“The rich blend of granules integrated into the Bourbon color includes a palette of steely gray-blue mixed with black and with shades of toasty butterscotch. The effect is an inviting contrast that entices the eye with soothing brown shades that remind you of rich caramel, worn leather and chocolate, three of my favorites.”

– Sue Burkett, Strategic Marketing Manager, Owens Corning Roofing

As you continue to invest in home improvement projects, consider how a designer color from our TruDefinition® Duration® shingle line may boost your home’s curb appeal while contributing to a high-performing roof.

Bourbon – the newest color in our Owens Corning® TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection shingle line and our 2022 Shingle Color of the Year

Bourbon Quick Facts

Bourbon Mood Boards: Perfectly Put Together

We love creating style boards to spotlight how our roof shingle products – in a wide range of colors – can be used within different color palettes on a variety of home styles. Our three new style boards spotlight our newest roof color, Bourbon, and its versatility on an array of home exterior styles.

Use one of our style boards or create a mood board of your own to start planning what your home could look like with the color Bourbon on your rooftop.

Northwest Craftsman: Rustic Charm

The Northwest Craftsman style board displays crisp and contrasting shades of sea and sky against the earthy warmth of caramel, leather, and chocolate.

Convey the crisp contrast between land and sea with warm browns and cool blues for rustic beauty.

Style Tip: Blend cool blues and warm golden browns using classic navy accents alongside natural materials. Use clear and transparent finishes on wood accents, rather than dark stains.

Mediterranean: Easygoing Elegance

The Mediterranean style board gives a design nod to the timeless style of the sun-soaked Mediterranean, evoking easygoing elegance. Italian and Spanish architecture, with its use of stone and tile, is the influence for this classic look—and has become a key aesthetic in warm, sun-drenched American regions, like California.

The sun-faded neutrals and burnt oranges of Mediterranean décor beautifully draw out Bourbon’s caramel tones. Taupe and yellow stucco and tile create contrast against accents of teal for a modern bohemian vibe that’s both earthy and energizing.

Style Tip: Furniture and accents that use mixed materials and textures can help make your space feel cozy yet sophisticated.

Modern Prairie: Understated and Monochromatic

The Modern Prairie style board is inspired by the Midwestern plains. Modern Prairie leverages monochromatic hues while paying homage to a simple and uniquely American elegance. The geometric shapes and flat or low-pitched roofs of this style give it an understated modernity.

Elegant restraint is a hallmark of this contemporary look, which blends in seamlessly with its surroundings. Gray shades of stone and metal create a monochromatic palette that’s understated and modern.

Style Tip: Emphasize the clean shapes and colors with a minimalist mailbox.

Bourbon: Warmth and Sophistication

The color blend in our Bourbon shingles embodies the spirit of a warm, cozy den that’s inspired by the senses. If the color Bourbon piques your interest, then download the 2022 Shingle Color of the Year Homeowner Brochure and 2021-2022 Roofing & Exterior Color Pairings Guide and let your roofing contractor know.

Need a roofer? Find an independent roofing contractor in the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network near you.

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