Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or need to replace an existing garage door, you may find yourself faced with almost unlimited color choices. You want to make sure you pick a color you can live with for a long time and that adds to the curb appeal of your home — but with so many garage door color possibilities, the decision can be overwhelming.
Choosing can be easier than you might think. To get started, here are a few things to consider when finding the perfect color for your garage door:
1. Do You Want One of the Most Common Colors?
Some of the most common color choices for garage doors include:
- Dark brown
If you’d like a garage door color that will blend in with the rest of your home’s exterior, any of these colors would work well. When selecting a neutral shade for your garage door, you can add pops of color in other places, like with your front door or shutters. Neutral is probably the safest choice when it comes to picking a color for your garage doors.
2. Would a Coordinating Color Work Better?
There is a difference between coordinating and matching your garage door’s color with the rest of your home’s color scheme — and in most cases, you don’t want your garage door to be the exact same color as the rest of your house.
You do want the color of your garage door to complement the rest of your house, however. For example, if you owned a home with a color scheme of light brown, cream and sand, a black garage door might look out of place. Look at the materials of your home and their colors. If your home is made of brick, a beige door would complement it very well. It is important to pick a color that is in the same color family as the rest of your home or that complements one of those colors. This coordination will add to the curb appeal of your home.
It’s possible that you’ve seen houses with a garage door that matches the front door or the shutters. Depending on the style and color scheme of your home, this could work well. If you are looking to make your home more unique than your neighbors’ homes, you could pick a dark red, for instance, for your front door and garage door. It may be more uncommon, but what matters is that you like it.
3. Would You Rather Go With a Contrasting Color?
If you decide you don’t want a coordinating color, then go with a contrasting color. If you don’t want too much contrast, simply choose a different shade. For example, if your home is a beige, choose a garage door that is a dark walnut brown. If your garage is in a mainly shaded area, pick a light color for the door to contrast the shade.
At Custom Door & Gate, we want to help you find the perfect garage door for your home. To learn more about our products or to speak with a knowledgeable professional, please contact us today!