Wick Buildings has compiled the top color picks from our customers for 2021, and there are definitely some surprises.
Careful planning is critical for your 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 options, starting with the most popular ones. Below, we describe the latest pole barn color trends. Plus, we share Wick’s latest color additions and offer a few tips to help you pick colors you’ll love for years to come.
Top 10 Pole Barn Colors for 2021
Based on customer selection statistics from 2020, here are the top 10 pole barn colors for 2021.
A few highlights first:
- White had a three-year lock on No. 1 but saw a drop in 2020.
- Charcoal gray has come on strong to take the top spot.
- Hunter green, which was parked at No. 6 for three years straight, dropped to No. 8.
- Alpine white has crept up one spot each year since 2017.
- Black broke into the top 10 two years ago and appears to have a foothold.
Potential Colors to Unseat the Champs?
Color options are always expanding at Wick. In 2020, we introduced copper and modern red. This year, we added another two colors, gray wood and matte textured black. It’s too soon to make predictions, though matte textured black is coming on strong.
Basic Tips for Pole Barn Color Choices
Trends in pole barn color choices (like 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 AkzoNobel CERAM-A-STAR® 1050 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, among other things, see your color choices come to life right before your eyes!