Choosing a color for your garage door is a huge decision. Because the garage door is a huge part of the face of your home, the color can make or break the curb appeal that your house has.
Deciding on style is the first step. Do you want to go bold and unique or do you have a more classic home, leaving you wanting to keep that feel? Maybe you just want your door to blend in better with your homes exterior.
A bold door is an exciting choice and definitely has is pros and cons.
It can be a great way to express your personality as the homeowner. Immediately upon arrival, guests will have a sense of you and what to expect. Going bold is a great way to express part of your personality without having to say anything!
A bold door can also help your home stand out from the crowd. Done right, a bold garage door can help your house be the coolest on the block.
Depending on the way you decide to go bold, you may grow out of your choice in a few years, causing you to need to change the color sooner than you would have liked. Bold colors may also require more maintenance than a more subdued look. Bold colors can show wear either in damage, or sun bleaching more than a classic white or grey door might.
By far the most classic choice in color for garage doors is
white. White is often the only color that a garage door manufacturer has in
stock, so many times they are the fastest option.
White is also a neutral that goes with any color. It’s a wonderful way to keep your home looking clean and crisp, while also staying subtle.
Other popular, color choices are beige, light grey, and dark brown. Neutrals are a great way to maintain a more traditionally styled home. They are pleasing to the eye and keep things sleek.
When choosing between a bold or classic look, it might be helpful to consider the area that you live in. Would going bold be a choice appreciated by your community? Or is your neighborhood more traditional in their style?
Are there other people in your neighborhood who have chosen to do something similar? If boldness is in keeping with the feel of your neighborhood then it’s probably a good bet!
Sometimes, if you are painting a door that is a little older and not in as great shape as a newer door would be, or if you have a lot going on with the exterior of your home, the best choice might be to go with a color that helps the door to blend in.
The best way to make your door blend in to the rest of your house is to paint it the same color as your house or trim color. That way there isn’t too much added contrast to the home.