Matching Front Entry Doors and Garage Doors


There are many factors that go into finding the best garage door for your home, and you’ll likely end up asking yourself a lot of questions. Those questions will include what color the garage door should be and if the garage and front doors should match.

slate colored garage and front entry doors

The placement of your garage plays a big part. If your garage door is front-facing, it is more common for it to match the front door and other front entries. However, as long as your garage door blends with the color scheme of your home, an exact match is not necessary. Homes usually have three main colors — the trim, the siding and the other elements like doors and shutters. Basing the garage door’s colors off of one of those colors will add to your home’s curb appeal.

Tips for Front Door and Garage Door Colors

The front entry door is one of the main focal points of the outside of a home. As such, it is important to have a front door that matches the style of your house and blends well with its color scheme. Here are some ideas for finding the right colors for your front door and garage doors:

  • The material matters: There are three main materials that are used for front doors — wood, steel, and fiberglass. Garage doors are made from similar materials. Which type of material you choose will have a big effect on which color options you’ll have. Wood doors provide many more color options than a steel door.
  • Your home’s architecture: The front door and garage door should complement the style and design of your home. If your home is more modern, a steel front door and garage door would work well. But, if your home is a Colonial or Cape Cod style, those same steel doors would look out of place.
  • Look at the colors in different lights: When you’re choosing a color for your garage door and front door, it’s important to see how the colors look at different times of the day. Depending on the angle of the sun, a color may look drastically different in different lights. A red may look firetruck-red at noon but a rusty color at sunset. To see how a color looks in different lights, try seeing it in both bright and lower lights.

Choosing the right color for your front entry door and garage door adds to the home’s curb appeal, but it also makes the home your own. Even if you decide on colors that aren’t as common, what matters most is if you’re happy with the finished look. At Custom Door & Gate, we want to help you find the perfect doors for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

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