COLORSTEEL® Metallic® draws on the environment and surrounding structures to enhance the appearance of your building with a subtle, yet remarkable light effect.

Developed by New Zealand Steel to provide a unique architectural solution, COLORSTEEL® Metallic® prepainted steel creates an amazing effect according to varied lighting conditions and view angles. And as light gently washes over the mica particles in the metallic finish, a unique perception of depth is acquired.

Geometric metamerism

The metallic type paint systems obtain their unique lustre from the addition of mic particles to the paint. These particles, while being responsible for the unique appearance, also result in a visual effect know as a geometric metamerism.

Geometric metamerism is a phenomenon where the colour of the painted surface will appear to be different dependent on viewing angles and lighting conditions.

These examples show four disks punched from the same sample of COLORSTEEL® Metallic® in Silver. When the same material is rotated through 45°, 90° and 180° a signficant difference in colour and appearance can be seen.

The unique nature of the pearlescent finishes on COLORSTEEL® Metallic® prepainted steel require precautions. Please contact us for more information when ordering and installing this product.

The COLORSTEEL® prepainted steel colours shown on this site have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as limitations of web palette colours affect colour tones – To order a steel sample call 0800 100 523 or email

    • Colour Palette

    • Silver
    • Dark Silver