COLORBOND steel roofing solutions, available from BlueScope Steel , come in a comprehensive range of colours and styles to suit most home designs, including both traditional styles and contemporary designs.

Janne Petrie, from The Colour Designers, explains: “In situations where the roof is a dominant feature of the home, it is important to ensure that the colour does not over shadow the entire aesthetic of the building so it’s best to opt for a mid tone colour. In these cases, roofing made from COLORBOND steel in the neutral colours are ideal choices.”

The roof is one of the largest fixed elements of a home and deciding its colour can be a challenging for home owners or renovators. The profile and pitch of the roof as well as the location of the house and surrounding natural and built environments should all be considered when choosing a roof colour so as to achieve the best possible aesthetic. With a range of 20 designer colours, COLORBOND steel roofing solutions can be suitable for rural, coastal, city or suburban location.  

“If the home is located in a rural area that is surrounded by a bush or green landscape then muted tones are the best colour choices. Steel roofing in colours such as the muted greens of Bushland, Wilderness, Pale Eucalypt or the subdued brown of Jasper are most suitable,” advises Jannie.

“For homes in a coastal environment, it’s best to capture the seaside ambiance. Roofing made COLORBOND steel in subdued blues such as Evening Haze or Windspray, more arresting blues such as Deep Ocean, or even the sandy qualities of Sandbank are particularly effective.”

“For inner city areas where heritage buildings are the norm, more traditional roof colours are required such Manor Red or Headland which are part of COLORBOND steel’s 20 designers colours.”

If the home is situated in a more modern suburban area then a more striking roof colour may be the best option with roofing made from COLORBOND steel in the colour Monument or Loft creating a prominent yet appealing feature,” Jannie adds.