Homeowner’s Guide to Picking Garage Door Colors

The color of your garage door can have a big impact on the appearance of your house. When picking a color, it’s important to carefully consider all of your options and make a choice that will give your house an optimal curb appeal.

What to Consider

When choosing a new garage door, take into consideration which of these colors are present on and near your home. Ask yourself whether you would prefer your garage doors to stand out and catch the eye, or blend into the other colors present on your home.

When to Consider Whites and Neutrals

Garage doors typically come in a few standard colors, including white and shades of tan or brown. White and off-white are among the most popular color for garage doors. Selecting a white door will give your garage a classic, crisp appearance. In a more wooded setting, or in a home where stone and wood are the primary siding materials, a brown door may be more appropriate.

If you’re painting your garage instead of buying a new door, select a paint color that matches your house or trim. By ordering paint that is the same color as your house, you can achieve a seamless look where the color of the doors will blend nicely with the rest of your home.

Some people prefer to have their garage doors serve as an accent. To do this, they paint their door the same color as their shutters or other trim on their house. This provides nice contrast with the main color of the home without introducing a third color into the palette.

Get Samples

If you’re not sure how a color will look, or if you’re trying to choose between colors, paint samples can help. Paint some large pieces of cardboard and lean those pieces against your garage doors. Doing this will give you a sense of how a particular color would look, and will also enable you to solicit input from other family members in your home, as multiple options can be seen in quick succession.

Work with a Garage Door Contractor

By giving careful consideration to the many color options, you can ensure that your home will have curb appeal and that you will feel satisfied with the appearance of your home. Garage doors can have a big impact on the appearance of a home, so take time to make this decision carefully. It’s well worth the effort! Contact us today if you need assistance with picking a color.