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Fresh Color Palettes for Metal Roofs

At the turn of the century, metal roofing exploded in popularity in residential construction due to its many benefits such as being lightweight and long lasting as well as hail and fire resistant. On top of that, it can enhance the appearance of almost any home style, including modern, ranches, farmhouse, Cape Cod and more.

Selecting Metal Roof and Siding Color Combinations

Since a metal roof can be painted any color, it can be overwhelming to determine the best metal roof and siding color combinations. Before we dive into a few of our favorite color combinations, it’s important to consider a few aspects that will impact your home’s color palette.

First, the style of your home will likely help narrow down color choices with modern styles often sticking to a black and white color palette and more traditional styles incorporating variations of reds and oranges.

Next, you’ll need to determine if you want to match or contrast your siding and roof colors. A survey of current metal roof and siding color combinations suggests that most homeowners go with contrasting roof and siding colors—you’ll typically see homes with either a dark metal roof and light siding color or the other way around. While contrasting colors are known for making a bold statement, matching colors should not be overlooked as they create a subtle beauty.

The Best Metal Roof and Siding Color Combinations

To help get your design wheels turning, we put together a few metal roof and siding color combinations that look particularly stunning when paired together.

Copper Roofs

For a copper color roof, consider neutral colors such as black and white as well as shades of tan and brown to accentuate the bronze color throughout the entire exterior of the home.

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Gray Roofs

For a light gray metal roof, white is a great option for those looking for a more subtle beauty. Add more contrast to your home by selecting a darker gray or black siding.

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Black Roofs

Black metal roofs look nice with just about any color. However, shades of blue look particularly stunning paired with a black roof.

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Red, Orange or Green Roofs

Consider painting your metal roof a brighter color—such as a shade of red, orange or green—to make a bold statement. Pair a bold roof with a neutral siding color and let the roof do the talking.

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See Your Favorite Color Combinations on Your Home

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, with its durable acrylic latex paint finish, offers a wide selection of 16 versatile colors that can accommodate many different styles and trends. For more color inspiration, check out our LP SmartSide Home Visualizer Tool to see how your favorite color combinations look on your home.

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Six Exterior Window Trim Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home

Redoing your home’s exterior can be a big undertaking. If you’re looking for a simple way to update your home’s exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.

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Exterior Home Color Ideas with Lasting Appeal

Choosing colors for your home can be a difficult decision. You may be deciding between the basics or an out-of-the-box combination. You may want to stand out with trending exterior house colors but without leaning on a brief style craze. And considering your home’s style and your region’s characteristics can add even more factors to the mix.

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9 Exterior Home Design Ideas

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