BlueScope launches new COLORBOND® steel colour palette

COLORBOND® steel Southerly®

A considered process of planning, consultation and curation has led to the next evolution of the COLORBOND® steel colour palette. BlueScope launched the new colour palette, including some exciting new colours, at the Compass 2022 virtual event.

The new colours are Dover White™, Southerly®, Bluegum® and Wollemi®. They complement design trends while ensuring that the palette remains indicative of and responsible to the Australian landscape.

  • Dover White™ is a neutral colour and is an important extension to COLORBOND® steel’s pale tones. It brings a fresh direction to the colour palette and is endlessly compatible. Dover White™ is a bright white that will coordinate brilliantly with existing window manufacturers' colours, powder-coated finishes and other building materials.

  • Southerly® is a welcome addition to the palette, a light grey that mimics the neutrality of concrete. Southerly® will provide abundant possibilities in both residential and commercial designs by complementing concrete, pale timbers and light renders, while also contrasting with dark steelwork and rich-coloured brick.

  • Bluegum® is a bold new edition to the COLORBOND® steel core range. This new ‘blue-grey’ is a relaxed grey, with a calming mid tone that will work comfortably in rural, coastal and urban settings. The balanced nature of Bluegum® gives it immediate versatility and style, coordinating easily with dark timbers, honed stone finishes and grey paving. Bluegum® is also available in a Matt finish and the fencing colour range.

  • Wollemi® is exclusive to COLORBOND® steel’s core fencing range. It is a rich green with a hint of blue, capturing a nurturing and sophisticated tone. Wollemi can either be used as a dramatic backdrop to lush landscaping, or it can recede into natural surroundings.

BlueScope’s Group Marketing Manager, Antony Schillaci, said, “We’re genuinely excited to see Dover White™, Southerly®, Bluegum® and Wollemi® make their way into the fabric of our communities and inform the design of our Australian streetscapes, communities and our built environments.”

“With over 50 years of research and development for Australian conditions, we’re confident in not only providing a refreshed colour palette but providing a key ingredient in building solutions that are the right choice for our customers and the Australian climate,” Mr Schillaci said.

“And of course, we’ve been conscious to provide a range of lighter colours with low solar absorptance which may help improve the thermal comfort of our homes and create cooler urban communities.”

Thermal values including Solar Absorptance and Solar Reflectance Index have been updated for the entire COLORBOND® steel core colour range and are available here.

In addition, BlueScope is excited to announce a longer warranty against corrosion to perforation of up to 45 years for COLORBOND® steel roofing applications*. For further information please visit the BlueScope Warranties website or contact your BlueScope representative for any questions regarding warranty changes.

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BlueScope - September 2022

Trademark Acknowledgements

COLORBOND® and ® colour names are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ™ colour names are trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058.

*Warranty subject to application and eligibility criteria. For full Terms and Conditions and to determine the eligibility of your building for the warranty, visit