Colorbond Woodland Grey vs Monument: Which is Best?

Woodland Grey and Monument are both very popular Colorbond colours. They are extremely popular for both new builds and renovations and work particularly well with brick and other modern materials. The colours are applied to …

Woodland Grey and Monument are both very popular Colorbond colours.

They are extremely popular for both new builds and renovations and work particularly well with brick and other modern materials.

The colours are applied to a range of products including:

  • Colorbond steel roofing
  • Colorbond garage doors
  • Colorbond walls or cladding

They are also available as paint colours and are included in popular ranges such as the Weathershield range from Dulux.

These paints are both low sheen exterior paints designed for tough, durable protection from all weather conditions in Australia.

Trying to decide between the two colours? Read on as we break down the key things to keep in mind when making your selection.

Colour Comparison

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Monument

Colorbond Monument is a deep, dark-charcoal colour that can be used on any exterior surface. This colour is recommended for contemporary and modern homes.

Monument is the darker of the two colours. It is described as “a strong, dark, city grey.”

Woodland Grey

Colorbond Woodland Grey is a dark charcoal-brown. Dulux recommends this on trims and for accents on the exterior of a home.

Woodland Grey has a more green tinge to it than Monument. It is described as being “inspired by the depth of the cool green forest and the mossy boulders and ferns found in mountain crevices”.

Summary

  • Both are dark-charcoal colours
  • Monument is the darker of the two
  • Woodland Grey has a more green/brown tinge

Woodland Grey vs Monument: What do Customers Say?

Being two of the most common exterior colours used for residential homes in Australia, there is a lot of first-hand experience available, if you do a bit of digging.

We’ve done some of the leg work for you. Here’s a summary of what people are saying:

  • Monument is often a favourite due to it not having the green tinge.
  • Woodland Grey is favoured by those who find Monument too dark.
  • Keep in mind both colours are very dark so may heat up your home in summer and increase energy bills.
  • Some people recommend getting a Dulux Colour Designer to visit and help you select the perfect colours (from $170/hour at the time of writing).

What is Colorbond Steel?

Colorbond steel is manufactured in Australia, to Australian Standards. It is tested to withstand some of the harshest Australian conditions.

Colorbond steel consists of five layers:

  • A steel base, with grade and strength adhering to Australian Standards.
  • A metallic coating that provides corrosion resistance.
  • A thin pre-treatment layer to help ensure better adhesion of the final coatings.
  • A corrosion inhibitive primer.
  • A topcoat finish of specially developed exterior paint. This layer ensures resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering, and preserves the finish.