You have a few important decisions ahead of you if you’re considering a new garage door, and one of these will be the color you land on. You’re looking to pick a color scheme you’re comfortable with for decades into the future, plus one that coordinates with the rest of your home and increases your curb appeal.
At Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we have residential garage doors with a huge variety of design characteristics. Let’s go over some of the common choices homeowners make for their garage colors, plus whether you want a coordinating or contrasting color for your garage.
In general, the name of the game with the garage is complementing the rest of the home’s design. Important home exterior design elements include things like doors, windows, shutters, siding and more, and you want to keep to your theme here.
With this in mind, neutral colors are generally the most popular for garage doors. They allow you to add little color accents in various places, such as the shutters, and they’re the “safest” option by a wide margin. Here are some of the primary colors or tones used here:
Now, the whole theme of matching a garage door really comes down to two opposing approaches: Using a coordinating color or a contrasting color.
You don’t generally want the garage door to be the exact same as the other elements of exterior design, but you want it to be similar enough in most cases – this is a coordinating color. You wouldn’t use a bright red garage door for a home that’s generally light brown and cream-colored, and this theme extends to less obvious areas as well. Some popular combinations here are brick homes with beige doors or garages matched to shutter color. You’re generally looking for colors that belong to the same family as the broad home design, or that complements one of them directly. There are many online color guides that can help you with the basics here if you’re unsure.
On the flip side of this coin is the contrasting color, which refers to a color that’s notably different from the primary house design, but stands out in a positive way that complements the overall design. There are varying degrees of contrast you can look to here – a beige home will go very well with a dark walnut brown garage door, but you can take this even further if you like. For shaded areas, a great idea is to use a lighter garage door color that will help contrast the darker tone of the shade.
For more on choosing the right color scheme for your garage door, or to learn about any of our residential or commercial garage doors or entry doors, speak to the staff at Price’s Guaranteed Doors today.