White, gray, brown and other neutral shades make good colors for metal roofing. In warmer climates, lighter colors are generally preferable because they keep the roof from getting too hot and heating the space inside.
Metal roofing material can be painted, so the buyer can select any color he desires. Most stores and suppliers only stock popular shades, so other colors may require a special order from the manufacturer. When choosing a metal roofing color for a particular home, the purchaser should take into account the color of the exterior walls and doors, the style of the house in question and the overall effect of different roofing colors.