Help your customers envision their next metal building project with ABC’s interactive color visualizer.


Help your customers envision their next metal building project with ABC’s interactive color visualizer.

Metal Roof & Siding Colors

ABC’s interactive metal roof and siding color visualizer allows you to help your customers envision their building project by trying out potential color palettes and explore how different colors will look together.


One of the benefits of choosing metal roofing is design flexibility. Metal roofing comes in a variety of colors and finishes so your customers can pick the perfect fit for their building project. When choosing metal roof colors, there are many factors to consider from energy efficiency to the style and location of the building.

Though the process of choosing a metal roof color may simple, it can be hard to know where to start. If you already have colors in mind, our Color Visualizer is an excellent tool to compare your different options. Once you have narrowed down your choices you can reach out to a local ABC sales representative to request a color chip for your pick.

Building Style & Surroundings

If you’re not sure what the building’s color scheme should be or the best roof color, there are a couple of starting points to help you choose the perfect color for your project.

If your customer is replacing their roof, consider existing siding, windows, doors and landscape. If you want your building to make a statement, choosing a bright or contrasting metal roof color can create visual interest. To create a more cohesive look, identify complementary colors to the building’s current color scheme and landscape around the building.

For new construction projects, select a metal roof color that fits with your exterior color scheme or building style. If your customer wants the building to fit a certain style you can look for colors that would match that style.

Evaluate neighboring homes or businesses to help decide. Choosing a neutral color such as tan, white or gray can help a building blend in with surrounding structures. To help a building stand out, consider dark metal roofing colors. To achieve an industrial look, many architects and designers go for darker shades such as gray and black. These shades can be paired with bright colors to create eye-catching contrast. Another popular trend is to pair the traditional look of steel panels with light, warm tones to create a modern feel.

Some Property or Homeowner’s Associations may have stringent color guidelines for residences in suburban or urban areas. With 22 residential colors to choose from, metal roofing can be quickly and easily approved by these authorities.

Energy Efficiency

Metal roof colors influence the energy of a building, so careful selection can ultimately save money on energy bills.

Compared to dark colors, light colors such as white, light bronze, beige and peach are better at reflecting the sun’s heat rather than absorbing it into the building. These light colors are often referred to as cool metal roofing colors. Several of these colors are ENERGY STAR® certified which can earn a tax credit on top of potential energy saving.


Whether your customers have chosen to use metal panels as a complete siding solution or as an accent, there are a variety of metal siding colors, finishes, profiles and styles to choose from for their residential, commercial, agricultural or industrial structure. Depending on the selected profile, create even more interesting curb appeal by having the metal siding installed horizontally.

If you are still trying to choose the siding colors for your building project, use similar methods as you would for roofing. Identify the style of the building or existing color schemes. For ideas on ABC can offer, browse our color charts and our project gallery to learn more about the metal roofing and siding colors that are available.

Have questions? Reach out to a local ABC sales representative.

Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen due to monitor color limitations. For best results please request a metal chip sample. Descriptions and specifications contained herein were in effect at the time of publication. In a continuing effort to refine and improve our products, American Building Components reserves the right to discontinue products at any time or change specifications and/or designs without incurring obligation. To ensure you have the latest information available, please inquire or visit our website at Application details are for illustration purposes only and may not be appropriate for all environmental conditions, building designs or panel profiles. Projects should be designed to conform to applicable building codes, regulations and accepted industry practices.