Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door Color


There are a number of elements that help form the overall look and curb appeal of your home. Exterior finishing materials and landscaping are huge factors, but so is the use of color. Even small details such as window trim color, exterior siding (brick, vinyl, stucco, etc.) can have an impact, but the biggest consideration is almost always going to be about your garage door.

As one of the largest single features of a home, a garage door’s color can play a major role in how much or how little your home stands out in the neighborhood. Not only does it have an aesthetic impact, but your garage door’s color can also affect your home’s overall value. The wider the door (ex: 16 feet), the greater the impact.

When choosing a garage door color, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Remember, details make a home. If you are planning on painting your home or replacing your garage door, take some time to consider garage door colors. If your home is a neutral color, such as beige or gray, a white door will give it a cleaner, brighter appearance. This is especially noticeable if your front door and trim are also white.

On the other hand, if your home is white, adding a bit of color is a great way to brighten up the home while still keeping it simple. In both of these cases, the key is to create contrast.

If you don’t necessarily want to draw attention to your garage door, you can also match it to the color of your house. Again, this seems like a simple thing, but it really does make a difference.

 

What Are Some Common Garage Door Colors?

Depending on the model and material, garage doors can be available in a variety of colors and finishes. Garaga’s most commonly available residential garage door colors are:

• Ice White
• Desert Sand
• Claystone
• Moka Brown
• Dark Sand
• Charcoal
• Black
• Evergreen
• Heron Blue

With traditional-style garage doors, you often have the option of wood-grain finishes, and contemporary models may offer anodized aluminum as a standard feature.

If you would like to make a bolder or more sophisticated statement, choose a black or dark green color. Warmer colors such as red and brown add richness and depth to the exterior of the home.

You will also want to consider not only the color of your home, but also the material. Is your home brick, stucco or wood or vinyl siding? A brick home can look brighter with a white garage door, for example.

When choosing garage door colors, you can really let your personality stand out. Consider adding windows to inject some “cachet” into your garage door. But you should also keep in mind the overall look and feel of the neighborhood so you don’t get carried away!

  • Natalie

    This is such a fun idea!! I think people forget that having a colored garage door is a possibility and it doesn’t always have to be grey or white. Here’s a fun article on a similar topic about creative ways to upgrade your garage door: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/39538199/thumbs/three-creative-ways-to-update-your-garage-door

  • Oren Linder

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  • Brenda Marx Daniecki

    I have. Copper/Brown coloured garage door and it currently has sand/taupe coloured trim.. Should I repant the trim the same color as the for? Also what about the columns at the sides of door and front door should they remain the same as the door?

    • GaragaDoors

      Hi Brenda,
      The most important thing is the harmony with colours. All depends on the colours of your siding/brick/stone (exterior finishing). Your garage door colour is slightly dark. About trims, they could be the same colour than your garage door. Personnally I’d prefer “contrast”. Then, your front (entry) door could be another colour, as a light colour. Hoping it’s helping you in your decision.

  • Shelley Ransier

    We have a house with white trim, vinyl siding is two tone CraneBoard Clay and a lighter color that I cannot remember. We are trying to decide if a warm brown wood grain would look good against the color of the siding. We would try to change out our font doors to match the color of the garage door. Please see photo for example

  • Shelley Ransier

    Help! 🙂 We need to replace our garage door. I want some opinions on the choice of color.

    We have a house with white trim, vinyl siding is two tone CraneBoard – Clay and a lighter color that I cannot remember. We are trying to decide if a warm brown wood grain would look good against the color of the siding. We would try to change out our font doors to match the color of the garage door. Please see photo for example