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Animal Crossing Roof Colors – How to Change Roof Colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In this post, you will get to know all about Animal Crossing Roof Colors and how to change roof colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It is quite boring to have a constant roof color in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, you can switch up your Animal Crossing Roof Colors whenever you please once you’ve progressed to a certain point in the game.  And that is without extending or paying off a new mortgage as there’s a way to do it that won’t cost you an arm and a leg every time, and you can as well switch it out every day if you wish.

Roof colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an essential part of making your home your own. Your own little slice of island paradise deserves to best represent who you are after all. Here, you will get to know all about how to change roof color in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But before we get to that, let me brief you about the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This is a life simulation game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth main game in the Animal Crossing series that was released in March 2020.

In the game, the player controls a character who moves to a deserted island after buying a getaway package from Tom Nook, playing the game in a nonlinear fashion and developing the island as you choose.

The player can also gather and craft items, customize the island and form it into a community of anthropomorphic animals.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation game played in real-time. In the game, the weather adjusts to the seasons of the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, depending on the player essentials like a tent, the game proceeds in a non-linear fashion, letting the player play the game as he/she chooses.  

As the player, you also have access to natural resources like fruit and wood which can be collected and crafted into various items and furniture known as D.I.Y. crafting.

You are also able to catch bugs and fish, plant and grow trees and flowers, extract natural resources like rocks, swim in the ocean, and are also given the option to change the terrain of the island directly.

The island gives open space for placing items and decoration as you choose. Doing simple tasks reward you with “Nook Miles” which in return you can use to buy premium rewards in Resident Services. While the other currency “Bells” can be used to buy other goods and services.

The game also offers another feature called “Dodo Airlines” – an airport via Dodo Airlines, and tickets bought through Nook Miles, You can visit other vacant islands and harvest resources, and meet other villagers. You can also invite the villagers to his/her island if he/she wants.

You start the game with two other random anthropomorphic villagers that also bought the getaway package. The villagers will live alongside you and can be interacted with, building relationships. When you have made enough progress in the game, Tom Nook will give you more freedom of expanding as a village.

Other shop owners like museum-owner Blathers, will visit and settle on the island and will display creatures that were captured by you the player. Eventually, the main area will expand to a Town Hall, run by Tom Nook with the help of Isabelle, and other buildings and villagers will populate the area, and old tents and shops will now grow into a more permanent structure that can still be moved if you want.

From there, the island will be given a star rating which will start from one, and as the island grows, the star rating increases. When a 3-star rating is achieved, a popular musician K.K. Slider, will visit and perform a concert at the island, marking the “end” of the game as the credits roll.

However, more island customization options are given to you to make the community grow – such as the ability to construct and destroy cliffs, bodies of water & paths, colloquially also known as “terraforming”.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons supports one island per Switch system. It also supports both local and online co-op gameplay, with up to 4 players locally and 8 players online able to occupy an island at any given time, an option available via the Dodo Airlines.

The game also supports amiibo cards and figures from the Animal Crossing series, which can be used to invite a villager to the island temporarily that can be convinced to join the island.

Animal Crossing: Roof Colors for New Horizons

There are eight roof colors for you to choose from in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These colors all cost the same price and will be changed in the same amount of time. The choice of color you make will help set you apart from the other homes and give you that added dash of color.

The colors are:

  • Red
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Black
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How to Change Roof Color in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To change your roof color in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will need to put in a little of the hard graft.

At first, you will only be able to change your roof color in Animal Crossing: New Horizons every time you pay off a loan successfully and choose to upgrade your home again.

When you get to the stage where you have two rooms in your home, you will unlock home customization when speaking to Tom Nook at the Resident Services building.

To get to the stage when you’ll have to upgrade, you will need to go through these home upgrade projects:

  • Upgrade from tent – pay off moving fees of 5,000 miles
  • Build new home – Mortgage fee of 98,000 Bells
  • Upgrade your home (Single room size expansion) – Mortgage fee of 198,000 Bells
  • Upgrade your home to add one additional room – Mortgage fee of 368,000 Bells
  • Upgrade your home to add two extra rooms – Mortgage fee of 548,000 Bells

Once your home is built with a second room, walking into the Resident Services building will cause Tom Nook to tell you about home customization. And during the conversation with Tom Nook, he’ll ask you what color you’d like your roof to be. Simply select the color from the options that appear.

When your house upgrade is completed, load up the game the next day and you will find that your roof color has changed.

After you’ve completed a few upgrades for Tom Nook, you will then unlock the option to change roof color whenever you dim fit. Specifically, you will need to build your home and then get the next three upgrades. This means that your home needs to have two additional rooms and you have just paid off a huge 548,000 Bells debt.

Now, you can go and speak to Tom Nook in the Town Hall and choose the option “About my home” then select “I want to customize”. This will cost you 5,000 Bells each time you change it, and the color change will only be effective the next day.


That’s everything you need to know about Animal Crossing roof colors and how to change roof colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Changing your roof color is very simple and you could even change it regularly to spice up your island.  

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