Colorbond offers 22 colours in their roofing range, so there will always be something to suit, no matter what style of house you build or where it is located. That said, there are many other elements to consider when choosing your external colour scheme.
- The other homes in your street – you may want to have a roof that is similar, that blends in with other homes. Or you may like one that stands out.
- The natural environment – water, trees and other vegetation, mountains, beach, cliffs can all be reflected in your roof colour.
- The streetscape – elements other than homes such as public buildings, facades and features such as bridges may have a bearing on the colour you choose for your roof.
- The mix of elements surrounding your home such as trees, shedding, walls, topiary and other garden features, driveway and paths, alfresco dining areas, pool and surrounds; all need to form a pleasing palette of colours so that your home looks amazing.
What have these elements to do with the roof? They all have colours that will affect the overall look of your home. You don’t want these colours to clash, but at the same time, you may want your roof to stand out rather than blend in. Much comes down to your own personal likes and dislikes, but there are some things that you may not have thought about that can make your home and surroundings really pop instead of being rather bland and boring.
For instance, you may have a feature tree in the front yard that has a particularly beautiful trunk with creams, greens, soft pinks and greys. You could choose the roof colour to complement this feature and make it stand out. Or you could choose a colour that matches your walls, your outdoor paving or any other feature you are fond of.
Many of the colours in Colorbond roofing are also available as paint, so you can actually paint some other features such as window frames, doors, eaves, fencing, garage door or veranda rails to match the colour of the roof. This would create a cohesive whole rather than a piecemeal effect. But if you have already chosen some of the colours you need to make sure the roof looks good with them too.
The best way to make sure your colours all look good together is to get the actual samples of everything and put them together on a colour board palette. This will ensure you like everything and you can soon replace something that you don’t like. The colours on the websites are not quite true to the actual colour of the roofing sheets, that is why it is better to send for the actual samples.