INTERACTIVE COLOR CHOICES
Click the names of the colors below to deselect and start from scratch. Choose up to three colors to apply to your building’s walls roof and trim. Your color combination can be monochromatic (colors are all the colors of a single hue), analogous (groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel) or complementary (when placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those two colors).
TOP 4 TRENDING COLOR SCHEMES
While personalization is an important factor in the color scheme you choose, there are also other elements to consider such as the intended use of the building, where it will be constructed including the surrounding landscape and maybe most importantly, your budget. Below we will explore the top 4 trending color schemes and how each building owner arrived at their selected color combination.
ALMOND, MEDIUM BRONZE AND KOKO BROWN
This garage in Colorado blends into the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and complements the existing home it was built next to. The almond wall panels are subtle, while the bronze trim, components and roof make the building fit into the surrounding landscape organically. While most building owners go with the standard Galvalume (silver) colored roof, this building owner decided to color the roof since it will be visible at all times.
CRIMSON RED, ASH GRAY AND SNOW WHITE
This workshop was a DIY project for Bill and his wife Linda. It features Snow White colored doors, Crimson Red trim and Ash Gray wall panels. As opposed to the 3:12 roof pitch on the garage in Colorado above, this shop’s 1:12 roof pitch makes the roofline less visible. This building owner was able to save money in two ways.
- Staying with the standard Galvalume roof color
- Choosing a color scheme that would complement the standard white doors
ASH GRAY, BURNISHED SLATE AND SADDLE TAN
This dog training and daycare facility maintains a professional look with its Ash Gray wall panels, Burnished Slate trim, gutters and downspouts as well as the Saddle Tan roll up door. This project also demonstrates how with Capital Steel, you can work with your local dealer to customize the entry of your building. In this case, the owner purchased a residential style door through a local supplier and used the framed opening provided with the building to insert the door quickly. This building owner also chose to build a covered entrance out of timber rather than go with a more commercial looking bolt on canopy.
ASH GRAY, CHARCOAL GRAY AND SNOW WHITE
This outbuilding in New Mexico doesn’t disturb the natural landscape with its gray monochromatic color scheme. This building owner selected Ash Gray for the building’s walls and the darker Charcoal Gray for the building’s sectional doors, gutters and downspouts, roof and trim. It was important to color the roof of this building because it was constructed below surrounding structures and the road to the north of the building. As mentioned above, the standard white man door was less expensive than a colored door and for this building, it complemented the skylights.