How to pick your COLORBOND® steel roof colour

We’re walking you through 4 easy tips to take the stress out of picking the perfect colour for your COLORBOND® steel roof

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Over the last five decades, COLORBOND® steel has earned its place as a household name, recognised for its quality, strength and cutting-edge design.

Picking the right colour for your roof can be a tricky choice but like all decisions to do with your home, we’re here to guide you. To help you get started, we’re giving you our top tips for narrowing down your choices until you find the perfect fit.

Single storey facade with a timber garage door, grey Colorbond roof and white rendered finish.

1. Think about your home’s exterior


Now, this is a big one. You’ll need to consider the overall look and feel of your home’s facade, and crucially, how the palette is going to flow through to your interiors. Our Highbridge 27 featuring the Nash facade in Lilydale, Victoria shows how the soft greys of Windspray® complement natural, weathered timbers as well as the light and airy palette found throughout the rest of the home. While the sleek look of Monument® complements striking, ultra-modern facades suited to urban environments, like our Crestwood 41 on display in Mount Barker, South Australia.

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Remember, in some cases, the developer of your estate may have specific guidelines in place around the colour of your roof or depending on your location, you may need to stick to a specific palette to achieve a required energy rating. These are both great starting points when you begin to narrow down your options.

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2. Take in your surrounding natural environment


It’s no surprise that a product designed and tested in Australia reflects the natural beauty of our surrounding environment. From the long stretches of golden coastline to rolling hills of old eucalyptus and tree-lined streets of suburbia, there’s a range of COLORBOND® steel colours to choose from that complement your unique landscape. The silvered tree bark and granite tones reflected in the versatile Shale Grey™ go perfectly with the idyllic countryside setting of our Agnes 29, as well as the laid-back, coastal look of our Leyton 21 – making it a top pick for homes across the country.

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3. Find your style


Look to lots of different sources for inspiration. Whether that be magazines, Instagram, display centres or even neighbouring homes in your suburb. We’ve helped you get started, by pinning our go-to COLORBOND® steel inspiration on Pinterest. Once you have an idea of your own personal style, it’s easy to narrow down options that suit your vision. For example, if your heart’s set on a coastal or country-inspired facade, our team of experts will be able to point you in the right direction, like the effortlessly relaxed look of Surfmist® as shown on our Hampstead 32 in Roseworthy, St Yves.

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4. Lean on the experts for guidance


The biggest thing to remember is that you’re not alone. If you’re still unsure of what colour to choose, our team of friendly Gallery experts is here to help. They’ll provide professional advice based on your home’s style, location, developer guidelines and your personal preferences. We have a number of COLORBOND® steel samples in our Gallery showrooms and our consultants can work with you to experiment with different colours and external selections.

By following these steps, you can be confident that you're choosing the right colour and for a limited time, we're giving you the chance to upgrade to a roof made from COLORBOND® steel for free!

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