COLORBOND COLOUR CHARTS - OLD & NEW
Colorbond has produced Australian themed colours since 1966 but just as Australia has changed since the heady days of the 60's so too have our colour tastes.
When companies such as Colorbond decide to change their colour schemes it frequently creates enormous confusion and uncertainty.
This confusion arises because sometimes the colour will remain the same even though the name has been changed but other times a particular colour will be dropped completely.
This name problem is further exacerbated when different names are used for the same colour in different product ranges.
And sometimes the colour itself, though nearly identical, may have undergone some subtle modification.
Such modifications can be the result of changing formulations in the constituent parts.
For example Colorbond introduced its new ACTIVATE® technology in 2013.
The difference between such paint formula developments may not be noticeable at first when matching colours.
But over time U.V damage and uneven paint fading may become more obvious.
These issues can create major challenges for home owners and designers.
This is especially so if you need to match old colour schemes for insurance jobs or partial replacement of a fence or roof.
We’ve put this brief history of recent Colorbond colour changes together to help make matching old colours easier for you.
And remember even though these colours may no longer be available in Colorbond we can match any discontinued colour you require with Colorguard custom paint matching for all our steel products.
COLORBOND COLOURS (CHART) 2018
You can see the 2018 Colorbond range below for both roofing and fencing steel products.
CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY COLOUR CHART 2018 (NEW)
FENCING COLOUR CHART 2018 (NEW)
COLORBOND COLOURS (CHART) 2013
However, you only have to go back to 2013 to find that the waters or rather the paints are already getting a little muddied.
This 2013 Colorbond Colour Chart includes the full range of steel products:
- Colorbond Steel
- Ultra Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Metallic Steel
You can see here how the fence colours have different names to their identical counterparts in the steel range.
The old discontinued colours are in the left column.
So for example note how SLATE GREY becomes WOODLAND GREY in the Steel and Ultra Steel range but for some bizarre reason is known as GREY RIDGE in the fencing range.
COLORBOND COLOUR CHART 2013 (OLD)
There is also the more extended version of the Old Colorbond Colour Chart from 2013 below
FULL COLOUR CHART 2013 (OLD)
This 2013 Colorbond Colour Chart includes the extended range of steel products:
- Roofing and Walling
- Ultra Steel
- Home Improvement
- Garage Doors
- Stainless Steel
- Metallic Steel
COLORBOND COLOURS (CHART) 2006
This continues a rather bizarre pattern of offering the same colour under different names. Step back to 2006 and you can see where much of the confusion originates.
This 2006 Colorbond Colour Chart includes a range of steel products:
- Colorbond Steel - Standard
- Colorbond Steel - Premium
- Colorbond Steel - Fencing
OLD STANDARD RANGE COLOURS 2006
You can see how for example TUSCAN RED became HEADLAND in 2006 and then disappears in 2013.
On the other hand, HERITAGE RED became MANOR RED and RED OAK and these colours still exist whereas PALE TERRACOTTA was discontinued in 2006
And SANDBANK, LOFT, and HEADLAND disappeared from the Colorbond range sometime around 2013.
OLD FENCING RANGE COLOURS 2006
Much of the confusion centres around some of the old fence colours, many of which changed names and then disappeared.
Protective Roofing are the experts for matching old fence colours especially TEATREE, HEDGE, HARVEST, RIVERSAND, ESTATE, and WILLOW.
It’s also worthwhile checking just how that chosen colour scheme is going to look.
There are some great visualisation tools where you can try the colour out on different areas of the house and fence such as
This site even lets you upload a photo of your house and visualise the new colour scheme.
Fortunately, we can supply steel fencing products in any custom colour you require including all the old Colorbond colours.
Call us today and see how we can offer all the colours of the rainbow at really low prices.
CHOOSING A COLORBOND COLOUR
Sometimes having so much choice can really put you in a spin.
Being able to see the kinds of colour mixes that others have used in the past can be a really helpful starting point for your own colour explorations.
This helpful brochure about mixing and matching multiple Colorbond colours shows you what some of the experts recommend.
DISCONTINUED & CUSTOM COLOURS
Life can be challenging enough without the added complication of trying to match old discontinued colours.
Here at Protective Roofing Supplies we want to make life simple.
We can supply steel products in all of the old discontinued Colorbond colours as well as any custom colour you require.
With full colour customisation capabilities and your own creative inspiration Colorguard steel products make life simple again.
Talk to the friendly experts at Protective Roofing Supplies today. We provide custom colour matching for all steel roofing, wall, and fencing products at real value prices.