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Choosing the Colour of Your Roof

Choosing the Colour of Your Roof

Choosing a roof colour is important in the general aesthetic flow of your home. It is important to find a colour that coordinates with and highlights the fixed elements of your home, such as the architectural style of your home as it relates to the location. Do you have a contemporary mansion, a coastal cottage, a country villa? There are many factors that go into choosing the colour of your roof. Let’s explore them now!

Consider Your Landscape

What is near your home? Your colour choice should depend on whether you’re in the mountains or by the ocean, in a suburban jungle or by a meadow. For example, with a country style house near a wooded area, you might want to choose a colour that flows and accents the natural elements of your surroundings, such as a muted grey or a pale olive green. Or you might want to contrast the natural elements of your landscape with a deep red.

Determine Your Architectural Elements

Think about the external finishes and architectural elements of your home when choosing a roof colour because you want it all to flow. Some components you’ll want to keep in mind are: walls, fascia, gutter, downpipes, garage door, window frames, fence, front door, etc. You’ll want these finishes to match your roof, so whether you’re keeping your old ones or getting new external finishes as well, collect samples of all the materials so that you can come up with a coherent colour scheme.

Work Around the Brick

The paint of your house and on the shutters can always be changed, but the brick is there for life. When choosing the colour of your roof, make sure it matches with the bricks as well.

Consider the Light

When viewing roofing colour samples, make sure to view them in different types of light, like the sun and the shade. Make sure the exterior colours of the house work together in all kinds of light.

What’s Your Personal Preference?

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your personal preference. Do you want the roof of your house to pop or blend in? Do you want your roof to flow with the surrounding environment or contrast it? Once you determine what sort of look you want, you’ll be able to better choose a colour.

If you are going for a Colorbond steel roof, you have 22 designer colours to choose from. Colorbond Roofing Supplies offers an Online Visualiser that can help you see for yourself what your style house would look like with different colour roofs and how colours can really change the look of the whole house. This will give you a better idea of the options you have at hand.


One Stop Roofing Shop in Sydney carries a broad range of colours for your roof, including the complete designer palette of Colorbond steel. View our colours and warranties here.

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