Shale Grey Roof Colours for Contemporary Houses.


Shale Grey™ resonates with architectural and design professionals. Similar to Surfmist® its strength lies in its neutrality. It is a colour which enhances and complements a building’s form and shape.

The pale grey colour is reminiscent of stainless steel and ZINCALUME® steel, finishes that professionals are familiar with and often specify.

It is a light, cool colour, without being cold, and is subtle and refined. It provides an excellent alternative to stainless steel and ZINCALUME® steel finishes and can therefore be used for a wide range of residential housing projects and commercial applications.

Shale Grey™ embodies many of the qualities associated with Surfmist®, yet it is different and has its own distinct qualities. The cool and slightly luminous quality is evocative of the Gulf coast mud plains, pale grey pebbles reflecting the sun, the ethereal grey mist rising from a surf beach, the silver grey leaves of native
flora and the simmering outcrops of rocks on the Great Dividing Range.

Housing Type

Shale Grey™ complements both architecturally designed and contemporary houses. It is also specified for a broad range of projects, including commercial, industrial, factory and warehouse uses, and resorts.

Whether applied to residential, or commercial buildings, the colour allows the building design to be paramount.

Product Application

Shale Grey™ is mainly used for roofing on commercial projects and residential housing. Other uses include garage doors, and roofing and walling on carports. It is also featured as walling on composite housing styles,

blending subtly with a building’s form.

Shale Grey™ harmonises with many building products, including pale and limed timbers, glass, stainless steel, natural stones, marble and concrete finishes.


Shale Grey™’s neutrality is its main characteristic. It is particularly suited to coastal and seaside locations where it blends with the sky, surf, bleached rocks and driftwood. In inner city residential areas, it sits comfortably alongside glass, concrete and stainless steel.

Large scale commercial developments that rely on the form and function of a building for success are inspired by this colour.


It is popular in all states of Australia and is particularly popular in New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.