How to Choose a Garage Door Color to Perfectly Complement Your Home

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Replacing your garage door is one of the best ways to boost your curb appeal and improve your quality of life at the same time. If you’re in and out of the house often, you’ll find that newer garage doors will open far quieter and faster than the old one you’re accustomed to.

Even better, a new garage door color will help give your house an instant boost. This is because garage doors take up a large part of the surface area of your home’s exterior.

With this in mind, read on to learn all about our top garage door color ideas!

Existing Colors and Features

The best garage door colors are often those that blend well with the existing colors found on your home. If you have no idea where to start, we recommend taking a look at your own house and making note of all the colors you see. Are there two or three that are used often? Write them down and then consider how they would look on your garage door.

This is one of the easiest options because the color you choose will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your home. If you’re not looking to make any kind of bold statement, a monochromatic color scheme may also make your home appear larger.

A Bold Statement

If you’re ready for a bold change, choosing a color that’s completely different from the rest of your home isn’t automatically a bad idea. For instance, if you have a small garage that leads into a dark and narrow alleyway, a bright pop of color can help bring life and interest to the space.

You can also choose a bold color that’s still able to work well with the existing colors of your home. Complementary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Although they’re completely different from each other, they create vibrant and eye-catching results that are still aesthetically pleasing.

These are the complementary colors:

  • Red and green
  • Blue and orange
  • Yellow and purple

If your home is predominantly blue, consider an orange garage door if you’re looking for a pop of interest. Remember that there are different shades and tones of orange–it doesn’t have to be a bright neon in order to make a statement.

Wood color garage doors often have an orange shade that isn’t as extreme.

Architecture and Neighborhood

The architecture of your home as well as the neighborhood can also give you good ideas for garage door paint colors. Take a look at how your neighbor’s homes are styled and consider whether you would like to stand out from them or help with the cohesion of the street.

It’s also important to remember that even though you like the colors your neighbor chose, you don’t have to copy them. If they chose a deep blue garage door color and the neighbor next to you chose white, consider opting for a more pastel blue if you’re a fan of the color. This will keep your house unique while contributing to the street’s cohesiveness.

You can also consider the architecture of your home. For instance, modern homes almost always call for a bold accent color. Paired with the straight, austere lines of your home, a cheery yellow or red is the kind of juxtaposition you need to make a statement.

On the other hand, craftsman homes deep, natural colors such as forest greens and deep browns. It’s recommended to use more neutral garage door colors for brick and stone homes because you don’t want the color to complete with the beautiful brickwork.

Victorian homes benefit from deep, rich colors like blues, purples, and reds.

Neutral Isn’t Boring

It’s important to keep in mind that neutral colors aren’t boring. If you instinctually want to go with a neutral color, this can still elevate the look of your home without making too bold of a statement. Neutral colors are easy because they go with any architecture style or color scheme that your house already has.

Black can be an especially interesting choice because it can help elevate the look of your home and make a statement while also blending seamlessly. White is also a classic choice, but it may require more cleaning, as dirt and grime will more easily show up.

White, grays, and light tans are also helpful if you have a smaller home and want to make the exterior appear larger and brighter. Darker colors may make your home appear smaller as the garage will dominate most of the space.

Wooden Garage Doors

Last but not least, if you have wooden garage doors but don’t want to paint over them, you can still help elevate your look. Consider using a translucent stain that will give your doors more shine as well as help make the rich color and texture of the wood stand out.

A semi-transparent stain is a more practical option because you won’t need to reapply it as often. It will also give more protection against the elements.

The Best Garage Door Color for You

When it comes to finding the best garage door color, you need to consider your home and neighborhood. Unless you’re ready to fully repaint your house, consider a neutral color or a bold complementary color. Bold colors can look beautiful for modern homes or homes that have mainly neutral colors, as the pop of color will add interest.

Ready to replace your garage doors or give them a nice new coat of paint? Contact us today to schedule a service!