Do you ever miss fingerpainting in school? Or creating vision boards with old magazines? As we grow older, we often don’t have as many built-in opportunities to be creative and experiment with colors. But if you own a home or business, there’s a prime opportunity to get creative when you need a new roof or siding.
Metal roofing is taking the country by storm because it:
- Lasts 40-70 years 💪
- Has impressive weather resistance ⛈️
- Is eco-friendly ♻️
- Remains affordable 💸
If you’re feeling ready to hop on the metal roof train for your upcoming roof replacement, it’s time to start brainstorming about metal roof colors! This creative guide will walk you through some of the best options on the market.
6 Beautiful Metal Roof Colors
If you’re used to only seeing asphalt shingle roofs, you may not think that it’s possible for metal roofing to be attractive. Isn’t that the same loud, rusting material they use on old barns and sheds?
The answer is no! Modern metal roofing is sleek, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, a metal roof can boost your curb appeal and increase your home value (especially if you choose the right color).
Take a look at these sought-after metal roofing colors to narrow down which ones will work best with your home style and siding.
1) Light Gray
Kicking it off with one of our all-time favorite metal roofing colors— light gray. There is something incredibly striking about a light gray metal roof, as we find that the lighter tone really amplifies how sleek standing seam metal panels are.
You can find gray tones that compliment both warm and cool colors, so it’s very easy to match a gray metal roof to most siding colors. We’re personal fans of pairing a light gray roof with light siding. We feel it gives a bright, modern look among a sea of beige.
Bonus: A light-colored roof will deflect heat from the sun instead of absorbing it.
2) Matte Black
Black and other bold, dark exteriors aren’t going away any time soon. As a stark contrast to the bright and light colors we just touched on, a matte black roof offers an elegant and sophisticated finishing touch to your home’s exterior.
It’s hard to go wrong with a black roof— it pairs with just about every siding color under the sun!
Go ultra-modern and pair it with black or dark blue siding, or keep it classic with a black roof and white or red brick siding. Wooden accents also pair wonderfully with a black metal roof, as seen in the photo above.
Do you own a cabin or lakefront home? Or perhaps, you just want your property to feel as connected to nature as possible. In that case, a dark green metal roof is a fantastic earthy color that is popularly seen on log cabin-style homes.
You don’t need to have a literal log cabin to pull off this style, either. Wood-toned siding works great! Plus, we’ve even seen green metal roofs paired successfully with white and gray siding for a more modern farmhouse look.
Similarly to its light gray friend, it’s hard to go wrong with a charcoal gray metal roof. This shade of gray tends to lean more cool-toned and is the perfect happy medium between light gray and black.
This is an incredibly versatile metal roof color, and it can fit into almost any exterior design. If you’re feeling a little trepidatious about making the switch to a metal roof, a charcoal gray roof could be a great way to ease into the new design.
5) Rustic Red
If you’re looking to really lean into the farmhouse home style, consider a red metal roof. While this color isn’t the most common on our list, it comes down to personal preference. We’ve seen it paired with bold black siding or kept simple with white siding and black shudders.
For a more modern look, we recommend incorporating crisp lines and simple tones. Since the red roof is the star of the show, resist the temptation to use other bright colors in your exterior design, as they may clash.
6) Metallic Tones
Finally, why not lean into natural metallic colors if you’re going with a metal roof? One of the most durable and beautiful (but also expensive) metal roofing materials is copper. Traditionally, metal roofs are made from steel, but if you want your home to make a statement, you may consider a copper roof and gutters.
Since copper is so expensive, many homeowners will opt to use it as an accent piece in certain portions of their roof rather than covering the entire structure with it. Remember that copper forms a blue-green patina over the years, so it won’t hold its metallic shade forever.
You can also find metallic silver colors in traditional steel roofing. If you’re interested in a silver-toned roof, it presents similarly to a light gray roof.
Partner With a Metal Roofing Contractor
We hope the inspiration is flowing after exploring these fantastic metal roof color options. Keep in mind that no matter how beautiful a metal roof is, it won’t do you any good unless it’s properly installed.
The roofing professionals at Roof Trooopers know the ins and outs of successful metal roof installations and upkeep. Our skilled team will walk you through all your color options, and you’ll get to decide if you want standing seam panels or metal shingles.
Reach out to Roof Troopers today to get a free quote!