Here’s how modern mattes can add understated elegance to your home exterior

Transform the look of your home with the new Matte range from COLORSTEEL® 

For rugby great and keen surfer Sir John Kirwan, finding just the right finish for the rebuild of his family bach in Waihi was incredibly important.

“I’ve been going there all my life. It’s like my spiritual home,” he says. He wanted to create something that would withstand the coastal elements, so future generations could enjoy it too. With that in mind, Kirwan engaged designer Chris Tate who recommended the subdued, textural finish of COLORSTEEL® Matte.

The use of COLORSTEEL® Matte ensured this was a modern, low maintenance and quintessentially New Zealand building. “It’s cladding that represents New Zealand,” says Tate.

With a range of COLORSTEEL® Matte roofing and cladding options, it’s now possible to create this same sense of tailored elegance on your own home.

Roofs are often the last thing we think about when building or renovating our homes. They’re overlooked and sometimes they’re even unloved. Yet, when you turn your attention to them, the entire aesthetic of your house can be radically changed for the better.

We all know that first impressions count for a lot, and a roof not only has a large visual presence and gives considerable street appeal, they’re often one of the first things a visitor will see when they pull up to your house.

So make a real statement and enlist the help of COLORSTEEL®. For more than 35 years, the proudly New Zealand-made brand has transformed everything from Kiwi baches to architectural masterpieces by not only putting roofs over people’s heads and protecting them from the elements, but by helping create spaces for family life to be played out.

Beware of imitations and choose genuine COLORSTEEL® to guarantee you’re getting a product designed, tested and approved for our unique New Zealand environment.  With the new COLORSTEEL® Matte Range they have upped the ante even more. The premium and refined aesthetic offers a sophisticated look and depth of colour that is achieved by new paint technology to diffuse light.

The modern Matte finish is an understated choice for those who believe beauty to be in the detail. With three colours to choose from, there’s bound to be one just right for your home.

1. FlaxPod® Matte looks great paired with aged brass tiles, rich walnut floors and linings and textured basalt stone. Designed with the contemporary urban environment front and centre, it ensures understated luxury and a grounded connection to the land.

2. SnowStone® Matte offers a contemporary approach to sustainability. Reducing the cooling load of a home through its light colour, it’s a great choice for an eco-focused home. Work it with FSC larch linings, cork on the floor and tactile natural linens.

3. TidalDrift® Matte works in many environments thanks to its low reflectance finish. As a cool grey, the colour of distant hills on the horizon, it works particularly well with honed New Zealand stone and warm neutral tiles to create a background for the ebb and flow of family life.

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