If you’re thinking about a new pole barn, it may help to picture it in your mind – starting with the colors. But which colors should you choose? To give you some ideas, Wick Buildings has compiled the top color picks from our customers.

Careful planning is critical for long-term satisfaction with your pole barn. Just don’t forget that extends to your color choices. After all, you could be looking at those colors for decades.

Your first step? Get familiar with your color options, starting with the most popular ones. Below, we describe the latest pole barn color trends. Plus, we share recent color additions and offer tips to help you pick colors you’ll love for years to come.

Top 10 Pole Barn Colors for 2023

Based on customer selection statistics from 2022, here are the top 10 pole barn colors for 2023.

But first, a few highlights:

  • Charcoal gray has had a two-year lock on the No. 1 spot.
  • White is still sitting at No. 2 since being bumped by charcoal gray.
  • Textured matte black, a relative newcomer, has broken into the top 10.
  • Steady performer alpine white has made it into the top 5.
  • Burnished slate keeps creeping upward, moving from 5 to 4.


Charcoal Gray




Smoke Gray


Burnished Slate


Alpine White




Hunter Green




9. RED


10. Textured Matte Black
Textured Matte Black


An Ever-Expanding Spectrum to Choose From

Color options are always expanding at Wick. In addition to matte textured black, which made it into the top 10 above, we’ve introduced other new colors in recent years, including modern red, gray wood, and copper (see below).

Modern Red
Modern Red


Gray Wood
Gray Wood



Trends in pole barn color choices (like those listed above) are a helpful place to start. But just remember that it’s you who’ll be living with and looking at your pole barn for many years. Ultimately, you need to be happy with the colors you choose.

To that end, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Match to other buildings. Most people try to match, or at least coordinate, their pole barn colors with nearby buildings.

Consider the natural landscape. Even if nearby buildings aren’t a concern, you still have the surrounding landscape. Do you want to blend in with it or stand out?

Learn about color restrictions. Depending on where you live, you may want to confirm there are no zoning laws or restrictive covenants for color choices.

Don’t forget about accent colors. Sure, your roof and walls comprise about 95% of the external steel on your pole barn. Just remember that features like your trim, doors, soffits, and wainscotting can be contrasted or coordinated with your primary color choice to create a combo you love.

Realize not all paints are equal. Your pole barn colors should stand the test of time. For example, Wick uses Sherwin-Williams and AkzoNobel for most paint colors, which is warrantied not to chip or crack for 40 years. (It’s also highly reflective for energy efficiency.)

Want to Start Experimenting with Colors?

There are still lots of colors we haven’t covered! Suffice it to say you have options.

Be sure to check out our Design 3D™ tool, where you can see your color choices come to life right before your eyes in exciting 3D renderings! You can also contact your local Wick Builder.

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