10 Metal Roof Colors We Love

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Metal roofs aren’t just an attractive design element — there are a slew of benefits to opting for steel over shingles. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years, they can increase the value of your home, and they’re extremely durable. If you go with a steel roof for your home, you will be more limited in terms of color choices, but there are beautiful options no matter what your design style might be.

Can’t find a color that matches the picture of your home you have in your head? Just paint it! That’s right, you can repaint a metal roof. Keep in mind: metal roofs should be installed for at least six months before applying paint. This gives them time to weather. It is also vital to remove any dirt, loose paint, or mildew before repainting.

The color of your metal roof should speak to the entire design of your home. It should also pair well with the rest of your exterior elements. Our expert designers are here to guide you on metal roof color choices, and so much more. Learn more about what we do.

#1 // Wood siding with a green steel roof

If a rustic vibe is what you’re after, wood siding coupled with a green metal roof can achieve a look that is both sleek and rustic. The log siding that our designers used in this rendering is paired with gray natural stone and a green steel roof, creating an attractive, earthy color palette.

#2 // Green metal roof with a white exterior 

The green metal roof on this home brings just the right amount of contrast against the siding, painted with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White. This color combination creates an inviting coastal aesthetic and proves that pops of color don’t have to be bold to make a statement.

#3 // White siding with a black steel roof

The classic black-and-white color scheme on this quaint home has a simple yet striking ambiance. Black is one of the most popular metal roof colors and is the ultimate source of contrast to bright white siding like this. Wood accents and the bold, turquoise front door further add to the home’s charm.

#4 // Light gray metal roof with light green siding

For a welcoming and fresh exterior, our designers used light-colored design elements to complement this home’s pale green siding. Light gray is one of our favorite metal roof colors for a clean and bright exterior. 

#5 // Deep blue siding with a charcoal metal roof

As one of the darker metal roof colors, this saturated charcoal creates a bold look when paired with James Hardie After Dusk siding. The wood and black accents cultivate an interesting and compelling façade. 

#6 // Light gray metal roof with varied light cladding materials

The light gray metal roof on this home adds another texture to the muted, monochromatic color palette of the exterior. Our designers even recommended wood cladding and accents in a more subdued shade to go with this feel. On the contrary, the black light fixtures, door, chairs, and planters offer contrast for visual interest. 

#7 // Red metal roof with a rustic exterior 

The green-gray hue of Benjamin Moore’s Deep Creek on this home’s siding, wood cladding and thick wood column supports on the screened-in porch, and Corten steel planters lean into the rustic aesthetic. The red metal roof serves as a surprising design element, taking this home’s curb appeal to the next level.

#8 // Mid-range gray steel roof with greige siding

This charming rustic modern home showcases a unique color combination, topping a greige/off-white exterior (rendered in Benjamin Moore’s Olympic Mountains) off with a gray metal roof, wood accents, and black trim. The natural stone patio plays off the metal roof color beautifully.

#9 // White exterior with a light gray metal roof

The exterior of this home matches the vibe of its surroundings: airy and fresh. Light gray is one of our preferred metal roof colors to create an exterior design with a quieter contrast. 

#10 // Brick with charcoal siding and a charcoal metal roof

This deep charcoal tone is one of the most popular metal roof colors. We love how our designers matched the metal roof color to the upper level siding, giving the home added height. The color also works well against the home’s natural brick on the lower level.

It’s time to pick a color!

Whether you want to go bold with red, embrace earth tones with green, or keep it simple with a neutral, there are plenty of metal roof colors to choose from for your home’s exterior. Our designers will ensure your choice ties in with the other aspects of your curb appeal to encompass the vibe you’re after.

Our expert designers are ready to help you manifest all of your design goals. Get started today!