We just got back from seeing our brand new Colorbond Shale Grey roof. We love it....but there's a but.
We kind of thought it would be darker! To the point where when we got there our first reaction was 'umm, did they accidentally give us the wrong roof colour?' It was so bright we thought they had accidentally given us a roof in Surfmist. Luckily, we love it anyway, and we are super happy that there will be a good level of contrast between the roof and bricks. We've realised we were probably more looking to get the next darkest one called Windspray to get the look we were going for. When you look at samples indoors they look darker, we never actually thought to take the sample outside and see how bright and reflective it is.
Tip for people who haven't chosen their roof colour yet: take the samples outside in the sunlight! :)
Here's a pic of our beautiful new roof: