You’ve narrowed your roofing search down to metal roofs. You’ve even picked out a specific type of metal roof, which is more than most homeowners can say. But you’re still left with one question: what color should you pick for your new metal roof?
A metal roof lasts for 60 years — so you need to choose a color you’ll love for years to come. The color choice is a tough decision to make, but we’re happy to help you find a shade that fits your home and your style best.
Here are some common options to pick from:
Keep it Simple with Neutral Roof Colors
Sometimes, it’s better to keep it simple. Neutral colors like grey, clay, and tan are a mainstay in the interior and exterior design world, mainly because they pair well with just about anything.
Take it from the experts — a sandstone, tan, or light gray roof will look great with your current siding, and the light hues will reflect heat and save you money on your monthly energy bill.
If you’re having trouble picking a color for your metal roof, start with the neutrals. You can always add a punch of color later with trim, flower beds, siding, or a painted front door to give your home more personality.
We offer clients the following neutral roof options: stone, ivory, grey, white, and tan.
Deep Earthy Tones
In terms of dark roofs, aged charcoal, medium bronze or chocolate brown can give your home visual balance and let your beautiful siding shine.
Deep earthy tones do well when paired with a much lighter house color. This dramatic contract makes for a rich overall curb appeal.
Try Something Ocean-inspired with Blue Hues
When you live in Florida, it’s hard to not think about the ocean. The state tends to lean toward a tropical and nautical feel — including homes. Fortunately, you don’t have to hang a ring buoy on your front door like a Christmas wreath in order to give your home an easygoing ocean vibe. All it takes is a blue or blue-green roof to bring a little piece of the Atlantic Ocean to your property.
Opt for a deep blue for a bottom-of-the-ocean look, a muted teal for a fun, shallow-water beach feel, or a clear blue that’s just like the midday ocean waves. You can even choose a burnt orange reminiscent of an ocean sunset or a white sand shade that pairs well with more colorful siding. Whatever you choose, you’ll have a subtle coastal feel to your home, which is much less tacky than nautical decorations in your front yard.
It can be difficult to pull off the bare metal roof, although it can be the perfect addition to an industrial modern look.
This type of roofing looks best with white or light-colored siding, which helps the shiny roofing material blend in instead of dominating the visual balance of your home. It’s also great for homes with lots of windows, as bare metal will bring out your home’s modern lines and open concept.
The Red Roof
It’s bold, it’s brash, it’s bright — and it just might be the perfect choice for your home. A red metal roof can make your house the envy of the entire block if paired correctly. Red roofs look great with neutral siding and a bright green lawn — and it’s complemented perfectly by colorful flowers and other accents.
Choose a burnt red for a softer, less edgy look, or go straight for the firetruck red that’ll grab the attention of your neighbors.
Hippo Roofings Favorite Metal Roof Color Pairings
You know your options and you have your own house’s style in mind. Now it’s time to consider which metal roof you can install that won’t result in repainting your entire house. Here are some complimentary roof and house color matches to consider when selecting your roof color:
My Home is Red, Brown or Beige
My Home is Light Grey
My Home is White
My Home is Wood or Log
Pro tip: Colors will look different throughout the day. If you have a swatch of your potential colors take a look at them outside at different times of the day. You may find that in subdued evening light a color option looks nice but in bright like it is too harsh.
Other Factors to Keep in Mind When Selecting a Roof Color
- The climate where you live
- Policies to abide by, such as an HOA
- The architectural style of your home
What is the Best Color of Metal Roof for Energy Savings
Did you know something as simple as roof color can cause a 50 to 60-degree difference on your roof? With a color selected aimed at energy-efficiency, you can expect a cooler home and a lower electric bill.
Generally, lighter-colored roofs attract less heat than darker colors. This can reduce your energy bill by up to 30%.
Keep in mind, modern metal roofs are made with energy-efficiency in mind. This could mean your darker-colored roof is just as energy-efficient as your light-colored one.
Making the Final Decision
Don’t rush into making a final decision right away. If you need help with selecting the best match for your home you can contact your roofing contractor for guidance. They’ve color-matched hundreds of roofs in their careers and will have no problem providing you with expert advice.
Hippo Roof is your trusted choice for metal roofing in Brevard County. Whether you’re looking for a roof that’s muted and mellow or bright and bold, we’re happy to help. Call us today to get a free quote.