13 Best Metal Roof And Siding Color Combinations for a Stylish Exterior

13 Best Metal Roof And Siding Color Combinations For A Stylish Exterior

Types of metal roof and siding color combinations should be chosen wisely if you are planning to remodel your house’s exterior.

So you have finally made up your mind to use a metal roof for your home. Your next choice would be: what color that will fit it best? It is both the roof color and the siding color that you should put into consideration.

The roof color should not only be matched with your house’s exterior, but it should also enhance the overall appeal of your home. Whether you are deciding to use a standing seam roof or stone coated steel, make sure you choose the perfect color.

First, look at your color choice in natural light. You should know first how the color may change under the bright sunshine as well as under the gray clouds, and in the morning light as opposed to the subdued dusk.

Next, consider the light or dark roof color. Each choice has a different impact on your house’s look. Last, you should also choose the color that can be energy-saving.

The same rules can be applied when you choose a color for your siding too. But you need to know that there are several types of siding. The most common type is wood. Wood siding, however, has a plethora of profiles too. Not all of wood profiles can be painted though. Log, for instance, cannot be painted for it can make the wood rot from the inside. So the best bet is to stain it instead. The stain can deliver the right color too.

If you want to get more inspiration about combining a metal roof and a siding, here are some ideas you may want to consider.

1. Vintage Victorian Farmhouse with a Metal Roof and Stained Cedar Siding Combination

vintage victorian farmhouse with a metal roof and stained cedar siding combination
vintage victorian farmhouse with a metal roof and stained cedar siding combination. image © arkintilt.com

This vintage house features a farmhouse victorian style. This wide door is multi-fold. It opens to the outdoor dining room.

The veranda is also completed with roof shades that can protect the house from the sun, perfect for a tropical house. It would be nice to spend some time outside with the whole family while enjoying the sunset.

What makes the whole exterior of this house is even more warm is the LED light tape on the steps.That’s a custom detail later added by the designer on the steps.

Now, let’s see the metal roof. It is a standing seam roof from AEP-Span with Zincalume finish. You can see that’s a fantastic choice on the standing seam. It is combined with the cedar siding.

The wood siding here is not painted. In fact, it is just stained with a very thin application of Cabot’s Semi-Transparent Stain in Driftwood.

It seems that the smaller boards of the siding here were selected for darker color, or stained to achieve this look.

In fact, the cedar siding is oscillating shiplaps of 1×10 and 1×4 material. It is meant to create a contrast with the harmonious lap siding on the original house. The stain was later applied consistently. It is thethe variation in the material that delivers the contrast look.

victorian farmhouse with a metal roof and white siding combination
victorian farmhouse with a metal roof and white siding combination. image © arkintilt.com

From this angle, you can see this house features a contrast white siding too. This siding is a Hardie-Plank smooth lap siding in 7” exposure. It is finished with Benjamin Moore – Linen White. In this white siding, there are glass windows from Loewen. They are wood windows in aluminum cladding and finished in Benjamin Moore – Clay.

2. Large Trendy House Featuring a Metal Roof and Gray Siding Color Combination

large trendy house featuring a metal roof and gray siding color combination
large trendy house featuring a metal roof and gray siding color combination. image © lochwoodlozier.com

This large trendy house has a multicolored exterior, completed with a metal roof.

You see, this house features a number of huge glass windows that allow natural light to pour in. So, this is a perfect house for a sunny area. These windows are metal-clad wood windows, the metal is anodized aluminum. They look contrast with the clear cedar soffits.

Now, look at the roof. This metal roof has a system that starts with sloped framing. It is topped with smooth rock ballast. That is IB Membrane Roof with J Drain. The rock ballast is on top over J Drain mat over 80mil IB roofing.

You see the deck here, it was built with IB membrane with pedestal pavers and internal drains. To create a more modern look, the roof is combined with a multicolored siding.

The gray siding is Cembrit fiber cement cladding. The grey color is Cembonit Panels in Flint. The white color is Cembonit Panels in Pearl. The soffits and the wood siding are cedar, finished with a clear stain.

3. Copper Metal Roof in a Contemporary House with Natural Cedar Color Siding

copper metal roof in a contemporary house with natural cedar color siding
copper metal roof in a contemporary house with natural cedar color siding. image © spennoyerarchitects.com

This spacious house features a contemporary look on the exterior. It has two types of roof here.

For the larger area in the house, there is an asphalt shingles roof. It is GAF architectural shingle roof in Pewter grey color. It may seem darker in this picture, but it is actually grey. Keep in mind that black shingles roof attract and hold more heat during the summer.

The lower roof is metal. It is a copper standing seam roof. The gutters hare are coppers, too, to match the lower roof.

The siding also matches with the roof. It is a combination of Maibec stained clapboard siding and natural dipped cedar shingles (the pool building in the Nana wall system). The color is Roseate Tern.

4. Combination of Cranberry Red Siding Color and a Metal Roof in a Modern House

combination of cranberry red siding color and a metal roof in a modern house
combination of cranberry red siding color and a metal roof in a modern house. image © larue-architects.com

This is a perfect example of a sleek contemporary house. As a modern building, this property is also an icon for energy efficiency. It features an extensive photovoltaic system, passive heating and cooling, and rainwater collection system. Because of that, this property stands apart from the neigbors.

This two-story building has a shed metal roof. It is combined with red color and natural stone.

The siding is a metal panel, standing seam metal panels. It is finished in Cranberry Red paint. Unfortunately, there is no detailed information about the brand. But you can find a similar color in Benjamin Moore – Cranberry Cocktail. That red metal siding looks nice combined with the natural stone. The stone is a mix of local lueders and limestone.

5. Cottage Wood Exterior with a Combination of Yellow Siding and a Bronze Metal Roof

cottage wood exterior with a combination of yellow siding and a bronze metal roof
cottage wood exterior with a combination of yellow siding and a bronze metal roof. image © smithandvansant.com

This lovely cottage house has a quite contrast combination of metal and wood. It features a metal roof and wood siding. The soft yellow color in this siding looks warm and inviting combined with the bright and shiny metal roof.

The metal roof is Englert Kynar Ultra-Cool Low Gloss in medium bronze finish. This roof doesn’t have gutters though. Instead, it features a wisely planned drip edge to deal with water runoff during the summer or fall. When winter comes, there are deeper overhangs in the roof that can push the snow so it won’t damage the building. However, copper gutters could be perfect too here if they are hung correctly.

There is no detailed information about the brand of the paint used in the exterior. However, that’s pretty close with Behr “Chopped Dill” flat from Home Depot. It looks different under different lighting too. The color looks nice combined with the trim, which is Benjamin Moore – Olivetone #252.

6. Traditional Exterior with a Combination of Englert Metal Roofing and Cucumber Salad by Benjamin Moore Siding Color

traditional exterior with a combination of englert metal roofing and cucumber salad by benjamin moore siding color
traditional exterior with a combination of englert metal roofing and cucumber salad by benjamin moore siding color. image © crisparchitects.com

This huge traditional house looks elegant with its glass panel windows and door. They are Marvin Windows, while the door, sidelights, and transom are all stock sizes by Barroso. This is such an inspiration for classic two-story wood exterior house.

The roof of this house is Englert Metal Roofing. It looks nice combined with the soft green wood siding of the exterior. Actually, the exterior color here is a custom mixed. However, Benjamin Moore – Cucumber Salad looks like a very similar match. It is also completed with white trim by Benjamin Moore – Super White.

The siding here is Hardy Boy siding. This house is clad in James Hardie cement siding. The applied pilasters or columns were site built using clear mahogany before they were painted.

7. A Red Metal Roof and Strathmore Manor by Benjamin Moore Siding Color Combination

a red metal roof and strathmore manor by benjamin moore siding color combination
a red metal roof and strathmore manor by benjamin moore siding color combination. image © mtarx.com

This elegant wood house has a perfect combination of slightly dark red, creamy nude beige, and metal roof. This standing seam roof is painted in red. No further information about the exact brand or code of the color paint, but Benjamin Moore – Rapture could be your best bet.

The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore – Strathmore Manor #244. It looks perfect mixed with the trim, which is painted in Benjamin Moore – Canyon Beige #242. The Marvin clad windows in dark bronze are there to balance the whole look.

8. Standing Seam Metal Roof and Eggshell Colored Siding Combination

standing seam metal roof and eggshell colored siding combination
standing seam metal roof and eggshell colored siding combination. image © atwoodcustomhome.com

This is a nice example of the large contemporary ranch house. It is a two-story building completed with flat metal roof. The dark roof, when brightly lit by the sunlight, creates a perfect contrast with the crisp white of the exterior color. The roof is standing seam in metal bronze color.

You see in this house exterior, there are two types of materials here. The first one is stone and another one is stucco. The stone is an Austin stone, put in a random pattern, which sits at 48″. It creates a beautiful and elegant surface on the wall. The stucco is there to match the stone. It is finished in eggshell color.

9. Patrician Bronze Metal Roof and a Wood Siding with Cabot Bleaching Oil Paint Color Combination

patrician bronze metal roof and a wood siding with cabot bleaching oil paint color combination
patrician bronze metal roof and a wood siding with cabot bleaching oil paint color combination. image © jaarchitects.net

This small yet stylish cottage building has a lovely color combination when it comes to the exterior. It features a metal roof, which makes this property is even more stylish. The metal roof is a patrician bronze. It is easy to find, and most suppliers will have it as a standard color. The roof color is “Charcoal” from McElroy Metal Roofing.

The siding is a cypress board and baton. It is finished with Cabot Bleaching Oil 0241.

However, since this house was remodeled back in 2002, it is most likely that the product has been discontinued. However, you can find other alternative from Cabot. And for the paint color, the designer stated that he usually specified Sherwin Williams paints.

The best bet will be in Sherwin Williams’ “white” color palette. It looks more saturated in the picture because of the bleaching oil. And for the trim, it is finished with Sherwin Williams – Gazebo White.

10. Bark Semi-Solid Stain Siding Color and a Medium Bronze Finish Metal Roof Combination

bark semi-solid stain siding color and a medium bronze finish metal roof combination
bark semi-solid stain siding color and a medium bronze finish metal roof combination. image © smithandvansant.com

This house is inspiration for a rustic style building with wood exterior and metal roof.

This house has two porches. Both are connected by stone walking path. If you are wondering, that is a local fieldstone. The porches also feature stone for the flooring, they are bluestone floors. It looks great combined with Marvin Clad Ultimate Windows in “Evergreen” finish.

Now, let’s see the metal roof. It is an “Englert Kynar Ultra-Cool Low Gloss” in a medium bronze finish. That metal roof is blend seamlessly with the wood siding and the green trim. That lovely trim color is Benjamin Moore – Tarrytown Green HC-134.

When it comes to the siding, there are two types of siding used here. The first one is the cedar shakes. The cedar shakes are stained with Cabot Bark semi-solid stain. The second siding is board and batten pine. It is also stained in semi-solid Bark.

11. Gable Metal Roof with Cotton Balls by Benjamin Moore Wood Siding Color Combination

gable metal roof with cotton balls by benjamin moore wood siding color combination
gable metal roof with cotton balls by benjamin moore wood siding color combination. image © mcroberts-associates.com

This beautiful miss house is such an inspiration for a large farmhouse with white exterior and metal gable roof. It looks simple yet still stylish in its own way. If you live in the countryside and want to have a traditional farmhouse property with a touch of modernity in it, go for a house like this.

If features a metal gable roof from Taylor Metal Roof. Unfortunately, there is detailed information about the exact color of the roof. However, light gray will be an easy match. Or if you can get the brochure, it is not impossible to find a similar color, because there are only a few choices there.

The light gray metal roof looks nice combined with the white siding. The siding is board and batten, a smooth cedar board with 10 inch wide, center to center. It is finished with Benjamin Moore – Cotton Balls. That is the perfect crisp white that completes the modern look that first started by the metal roof.

12. A Lovely Combination of Acrylume Metal Roof and Heritage Color by Valspar Waverly Classics Siding

a lovely combination of acrylume metal roof and heritage color by valspar waverly classics siding
a lovely combination of acrylume metal roof and heritage color by valspar waverly classics siding. image © sandwhomebuilders.com

This lovely blue house features a metal roof, a lovely front porch, and an outside seating area covered by the towering trees. This could be a perfect home in the woods. This mid-sized timeless property has 45 x 51 dimensions, which is not too large for a small family, but sufficient for a growing family.

The metal roof is in acrylume. Acrylamide is a product of coated sheet. It features a great combination of galvalume steel sheet’s corrosion resistance and a surface treatment of clear organic resin. This resin surface looks perfect when applied upon the galvalume coating. The surface treatment is basically invisible, but it can enhance the applicability and performance of galvalume steel sheet.

The color of this siding is actually blue. But it looks a bit grayish due to the light. This cedar siding is painted with Valspar Waverly Classics – Heritage. This paint can be ordered at any store of Lowe’s Home Improvement. You can also ask your painted to have another paint color matched with this one, if you prefer another manufacturer of paint.

13. Transitional House with a Combination of Metallic Grey Metal Roof and Hague Blue Estate Emulsion Color Paint Siding

transitional house with a combination of metallic grey metal roof and hague blue estate emulsion color paint siding
transitional house with a combination of metallic grey metal roof and hague blue estate emulsion color paint siding. image © carlton-edwards.com

This transitional dark grey house features a lovely wood exterior, low walls made out of stone, and combined with a metal roof.

This property looks traditional but chic at the same time. That fact is also emphasized with the bluestone walkway pavers, that add a touch of modernity to the house. Speaking of stone, the stone of the low wall you see here is Watauga fieldstone.

Now, let’s talk about the roofing. This house features an AEP Span roof with metallic gray color. The exact color is “Cool Zactique”. The metal roof looks beautifully integrated with a dark grey exterior.

The siding of this house is a reverse board and batten. It is painted with Sherwin Williams – Rock Bottom and finished in satin. The siding is all Cypress, which is a lumber product that can be found easily in any local sawyer or millwork company. That type of siding is perfect for both stain/clear finish and paint. The exterior is also matched with the window trim. It is painted with Sherwin Williams – Attitude Gray.

Closing

So, what is your opinion about the color combination mentioned above? Which one is your favorite? If you still can’t decide which exterior paint that would look nice with a metal roof, here’s a quick guide based on the model of the house:

  1. Ranch-style house. For this type of house, opt for a lighter roof color. It is because dark-colored roof can make your house look squished. On the contrary, light roof can add height to the house. The light metal roof looks nice when combined with muted green or weathered gray. It can create a laid-back look.
  2. Mediterranean house. You can choose metal roof with stone coat. That type of roof is a perfect imitation of clay tiles, but with greater durability and less weight. You can combine with the terracotta, nude peach, or creamy white exterior.
  3. Modern house. This design is often associated with a clean look, flat metal roof, and geometric lines. In a modern house, usually there’s not much roof to be seen from the front. But, a bold roof color can accentuate the home’s lines. You can combine it with a neutral colored exterior to create a dramatic contrast.
  4. Tudor house. Tudor style usually features a decorative half-timber framing, multi-gabled roofs, and sleepy pitch. It is also usually more traditional. So you can also complement the Tudor house with color schemes of white, cream, buff, and brown. Green color is also nice with most Tudor brickwork.
  5. Craftsman house. This house typically has natural materials, like brick, stone, and wood. The house is usually painted in darker color. But don’t be too overpowered with too much of a darker color. You can add a pop of brighter color. It looks nice paired with white or gray roof. A brown roof can be perfectly combined with timber accents as long as the siding is painted in lighter color.
  6. Traditional house. This house usually features such architectural features like stonework, balconies, and turrets combined with a simple roofline. Traditional houses usually have mottled gray roofs. The metal roof is combined with clear stained of natural material, like woods, stones, and/or bricks.
  7. Colonial house. This house is often complemented with traditional colors, like blues, browns, and grays. Those colors can enhance the classical look of the house. If the siding is brich, you can choose a black or brown roof. If the siding is yellow, opt for a gray roof. A dark metal roof can highlight the symmetry of the house, while light metal roof can make a lovely design statement.

We hope we’ve a become a great of a help for you to decide the metal roof and color combinations. Good luck with your project!