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Roof of Life - Base Game Recolor - 34 Swatches

by hellokittay Posted 4th Apr 2020 at 3:53 PM - Updated 4th Apr 2020 at 7:08 PM by hellokittay : Updated based on recommendations
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Important: This is not a stand alone recolor. All the recolors can be found within the roof named "weathered wood shingles" in build mode. It does NOT remove or replace the base game swatches, but adds to them.

Hello everyone,

This is a recolor of the base game roof "weathered wood shingles". I typically use this roof in my own builds...however the base game colors are so bland (in my opinion). I searched and searched for custom roofs that would suit my needs. Anyway no luck, so here is what I would like to call the "Roof of Life". There are 34 swatches, including a variety of both warm and cool colors. Three are classified as pastel, including baby blue, lavendar, and light pink. I made this palette with versatility in mind, meaning they are useful for a variety of builds. In addition to being a recolor of the weathered wood shingles, I hated the "weathered" look with cracks all over the shingles, so I removed them. As you can see in the close up pictures, they are smooth. No more cracks

In the pictures, I have included some side-by-side comparison of my swatches vs. the EA swatches. My swatches have increased contrast and intensity of color.

TOU: I don't care if you reupload them anywhere, but it would be nice if you could credit me.

-Hellokittay
Tags: #roof, #recolor, #build, #buy, #house, #contemporary

Style: Contemporary Modern
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 1:59 AM
Thank you!!!! This is great.
Scholar
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#3 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 5:07 AM
Awesome - Thank you
Test Subject
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#4 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 9:49 AM
This is much appreciated - thank you!
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#5 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 9:58 AM
I will definitely be using these in my builds from now on.
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#6 Old 7th Apr 2020 at 8:43 PM
This is awesome! We can always use more swatches, espacially for roofs. Thank you!!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 9th Apr 2020 at 5:47 PM
This Is Amazing
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 12:10 AM
Thank you a thousand times! Gosh I hated all the dull colors of Maxis. Maybe they were "realistic", but they sure weren't any fun. This is what I have been waiting for. Thank you for sharing.
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#9 Old 28th Apr 2020 at 1:31 AM
Agreed. I love the vibrant tones you shared. Thank you!
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#10 Old 1st May 2020 at 8:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mendota
Thank you a thousand times! Gosh I hated all the dull colors of Maxis. Maybe they were "realistic", but they sure weren't any fun. This is what I have been waiting for. Thank you for sharing.


Definitely no fun. Glad you are all enjoying this roof as much as me! :D
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 2nd May 2020 at 5:05 PM
Yay! Thanks so much!
EA's roofs are good for realistic builds, but for all of my magical / cultural builds... Eh. But yours are amazing! Thank you for creating them!

By any chance, will you create recolors for other roofs too?
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#12 Old 24th May 2020 at 4:47 AM
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Originally Posted by VikkiSims
Yay! Thanks so much!
EA's roofs are good for realistic builds, but for all of my magical / cultural builds... Eh. But yours are amazing! Thank you for creating them!

By any chance, will you create recolors for other roofs too?


Sorry for the very late reply! I was actually working on another recently, but the EA template cracks were harder to remove due to extra template layers and it ended up looking strange when done, so I'm not sure it will be released. I will try and look over it and see if I can somehow fix it and make it more natural looking.
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#13 Old 31st Jul 2020 at 10:07 AM
You're fantastic!