What are the best colors for a metal roof? A new standing seam metal roof is a great upgrade for your house that comes with lots of benefits, but it can also drastically alter the look and feel of your beloved home.
And there are more choices than ever before! We use rolls of Kynar-coated Galvalume to create roofing panels right on-site, and they come in dozens of colors to suit every home style and design aesthetic:
Here we’ve assembled some great examples of standing seam roof colors, in a variety of shades and for a wide range of house styles. We hope it brings you some HGTV-worthy design inspiration!
White Metal Roofing
A white metal standing seam roof makes a stunning statement. These interlocking roof panels are Energy-STAR rated, meaning that in addition to looking gorgeous, they’ll also reflect the sun’s heat and lower your energy bills.
White metal roofs are usually paired with white or light-colored houses, as you can see in the example above. If you want to achieve this look but you don’t have a white house, you do have options! This colonial-style home was originally red, so the homeowners painted their brick white and added white cladding. The natural wood shutters and wrought iron accents help maintain a traditional, earthy feel even against the modern lines of the white standing seam roof.
Bright Red Metal Roof Panels
If you want the feel of a Spanish villa in the Mediterranean, look no further. Mission-style homes are popular in Texas and the Southwest, but you don’t have to commit to heavy, fragile clay tiles to get the look. Try a standing seam roof in Terra Cotta, Cardinal Red, or Colonial Red for a sleek modern update to the traditional tile.
As you might expect, a red standing seam roof will work on any home that would look good with Spanish tile. But we’ve also found that the architectural style doesn’t matter as much as the house’s exterior color. A red standing seam roof will suit ranch, colonial, craftsman homes and more, so long as the house’s exterior walls are a uniform light neutral color.
This sprawling home in the north Texas plains, a combination of ranch and mission styles, hugs the landscape and feels anchored to the ground. The terracotta roof color evokes rich Texas clay and creates a pleasing contrast with its surrounding greenery.
Bright Green Metal Standing Seam Roofs
Like red roofing, green metal roofs pack a big design punch. While you can use green standing seam panels on a variety of house styles, they work best on a traditional log cabin style home with warm natural wood (above), or a New England style of home with white painted cladding (below).
A green standing seam roof echoes the colors of trees in nature, connecting your home to its environment. And standing seam roof panels are available in a variety of green colors: we like the dusky Hemlock Green on houses with lots of natural stone, and the rich Evergreen on natural wood cabins.
Neutral METAL ROOF Colors
Medium-toned, neutral colors are by far the most popular choices for the standing seam roofs that we install. A neutral roof will complement almost any home, whether it’s a warm neutral that leans towards brown (as in the picture above) or a cool neutral that leans gray (below).
Even better, these subtle colors don’t draw attention to themselves, so you can have a sophisticated standing seam metal roof system but still blend in with the neighbors.
A warm neutral metal roof like Sierra Tan will highlight a home’s warm-toned wooden accents, while a cool-toned neutral roof like Slate Gray picks up on gray stonework and soft blue cladding. Both choices have an uncanny ability to complement a home’s exterior at all times of day and in all weathers.
Copper And Bronze Metal Roof Colors
True copper roofing, while expensive, is a durable and long-lasting roofing material that has been used for centuries. When first installed, copper roofing is as bright and shiny as a new penny, and gradually weathers into the familiar sage green you recognize from the Statue of Liberty.
For a more affordable solution that retains its original coloring, try Galvalume roofing panels treated with Kynar colors that mimic bright copper and aged bronze.
This cozy bungalow (above) has a copper-colored standing seam metal roof that complements its clean and simple architectural lines. Unlike the thatch that traditionally protected Tudor-style cottages, which would have to be replaced yearly, a metal roof is lightweight and fire-resistant and will last for decades.
And unlike a genuine copper roof, these Galvalume panels will keep their warm brown color for as long as they last — as well as being much more affordable!
Galvalume can also be painted to look like aged rubbed bronze, as in this lakeside cabin above. Deep, rich browns combine with natural stone and green accents to create a natural retreat that’s well protected against any storms and hail.
Choosing the Best Standing Seam Roof Color for Your House
Whatever your home style and whatever your taste, there will be a standing seam roof color that works for you! When you’re ready to explore your metal roof color options, just give us a call. We’d be more than happy to give you a free consultation and discuss the best metal roof for your homestead.