Some popular colors for a metal roof include colonial red, mansard brown, charcoal gray, metallic copper and patina green. The recommended color depends on the style of the house being painted.
Colonial red is a popular color for metallic roofs because unlike brilliance red, its statement-making hue is subtle. The color is a good fit for a country farm house. Mansard brown is a rich and dark color that goes well with contemporary homes in wooded areas. Charcoal gray is popular because it replicates the color patterns of historic or provincial homes. Metallic copper is popular because it does not rust or fade for over 35 years.
Custom colors are available for those looking for a particular shade for their metal roofing. Popular colors often include lighter shades, as these reflect heat better than darker shades. Stock colors are often less expensive than custom-colored metal roofing, notes MetalRoofNet.com.