There’s no doubt that metal sheeting, particularly Colorbond, provides the greatest variety of colours to choose from for your roof. But the sheer magnitude of options can actually make it more difficult to narrow down a choice. That’s why here at Roof & Render SA we’ve put together a comprehensive list of items to take into consideration when choosing a colour for your Colorbond roof replacement.

Contact Your Council First

The first thing to take into consideration is whether your local council has any stipulations for changing or repairing roofs in your area. Some cities and towns declare entire neighbourhoods as a heritage area, which means your roof would be limited to a specific set of colours for your home’s exterior. It’s best to ensure the colour you desire is specifically allowed in your area before moving forward with any work.

Choose From 22 Colours

With more than 22 colours available, some of the factors that will influence your decision for the color of your Colorbond roof is the style and shape of your roof, the style of your house, the surrounding environment and exterior and interior wall colours.

When it comes to the style and shape of your roof, you’ll want to consider the prominence of your roof and how the colour will contribute to its appearance. If the roof is the dominant feature of your home, you’ll want to make sure the colour of your roof does not overshadow the entire building. While a striking colour for a roof works well in some cases, you may also want to consider darker colours if you want your roof to blend in with the surrounding environment more seamlessly.

Consider Your Surroundings

Speaking of environment, your surroundings will also play an important role in choosing the ideal colour for your Colorbond roof. Roofs in rural areas will benefit most from a muted, earthy tone (green, brown or yellow), and the same applies to urban homes adjacent to trees, bushes and flowers. For areas where modern architecture is featured prominently, consider a more distinguished, striking roof colour or something more muted like silver or black with coloured accents. Meanwhile, cool blues (teal, azure or turquiose) and subdued sandy colours work particularly well for coastal homes.

Get a Professional Opinion

Lastly, you’ll want to make sure your roof connects with the rest of your home for a complete, comprehensive aesthetic. If you’re repainting your entire house, your exterior designer will have this base covered. But if you’re only repainting, restoring or replacing you roof, consider how the new colour will match not just with the dominant colour of your home, but also with blinds, shutters and other external cladding. If you have a brick home, we recommend looking for specific tones in the bricks to create a strong link with the roof. You may also want to consider how other exterior structures such as your fencing and shed can match with your roof to create a truly unified appearance.

One of the most helpful things about Colorbond fencing is how they divide their colour categories into classic and contemporary. So if you have a traditional, older home, a classic colour such as Deep Ocean, Classic Cream or Woodland Grey will smoothly integrate with the rest of your home. Meanwhile, a more modern style home could benefit from a contemporary colour such as Wallaby, Shale Grey or Evening Haze. Whatever decision you make, Colorbond’s impressive array of colours means you’ll be able to find the perfect colour for your roof to create a long-lasting, striking impression.

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