Garaga, a family-owned Canadian business since 1983, is proud to introduce its brand-new Iron Ore colour, a warm grey so dark that it can be considered either in the soft black palette or the dark grey palette.
Standard+, modern Flush design, 9' x 8', Iron Ore
But whether you see it as pale black or dark grey, Iron Ore will catch your eye! Our prediction? This colour, favored by the avant-garde, will create a veritable WOW factor in the sea of black doors and windows that have become the standard facades in our neighbourhoods over the last 10 years.
Iron Ore: the rising star of garage door colours in 2023 and 2024
What we love about the colour Iron Ore:
It’s a soft black: This means it creates less severe contrasts than pure black. As such, it will complement and enhance coppers, bronzes, and red and orange-tinted bricks. Pure black, on the other hand, often has the effect of accentuating shades that we like less and didn't see before.
It's an odd example, but for anyone who's ever had their hair dyed black, it seems to accentuate wrinkles, harden features and age a person.
Photo: Fieldstone Windows. For more inspiration on Iron Ore renovations, check out their photo gallery.
Pure black will therefore be more challenging to "wear" when renovating a beautiful, traditional English home. Iron Ore, by contrast, will enhance it and make it look more contemporary and up-to-date.
- It’s a warm grey: Other charcoal greys often take on a slight blue tinge depending on the lighting and when combined with warm colours. We like these less.
But because of its composition, Iron Ore is a WARM colour. We won't bore you with the technical details, RGB, pigments, light reflection and all that stuff, but it all adds up to making it the best grey! Hooray!
This means that our favorite grey goes beautifully with warm whites, creams, beiges, cognacs and caramels, as well as light and ashen wood colours. Add to those, pale stone, light or medium-grey brick and all other exterior finishes.
Basically, everything that's popular for stylish home exteriors:
Do you love garage doors with overlays? Great! Garaga has 15 designs with overlays in Iron Ore.
Love the Transitional or Modern Farmhouse style? Then the garage doors in this collection are for you! A tribute to the swing doors of yesteryear, they deliver the perfect blend of beauty and practicality. The doors are made of steel, with PVC overlays bonded to the panels. All the class and elegance of wood, without the maintenance hassles.
Cambridge Long (CL), 9’ x 7’, Iron Ore door and Black overlays
Create a look that will fuel discussions in the neighborhood - good positive feedback seasoned with a touch of envy - by choosing an Iron Ore door and Black overlays for a garage door that makes heads turn.
Prefer a sleek look? Perfect too! Garaga offers the most fashionable modern designs in Iron Ore.
Garaga's Iron Ore colour is also available in Standard+ Construction designs. This is really interesting for people building their Scandinavian- or Japandi-inspired dream home, as this garage door provide excellent insulation (R-16) and the Zen calm of a no-frills design. Less is More.
Standard+, Flush design, 9’ x 7’, Iron Ore
So, whether you want to enhance the classic look of your home or, conversely, accentuate its modern side, all designs are possible with the Iron Ore colour.
A picture is worth 1000 words!
Would you like to see how this colour would look on different designs for your renovation or new build? Visit our Design Centre, upload a photo or plan of your house and try it out!
You love it when your colours are EXACTLY the same. We totally get you! We're the same. You don't want one Iron Ore for your roof, one for your front door and yet another for your garage door!
Garaga keeps this in mind when developing new colours. That's why Garaga's new Iron Ore colour matches perfectly with:
Colour trends for 2023 and 2024
Iron Ore is still one of the darlings of exterior colours for Brick & Batten, Sherwin-Williams and Behr. At Sico and Benjamin Moore, greys are also favorites of the neutral palette, along with warm whites, of course, which remain staples in Quebec, while our neighbours to the south have a fondness for dark facades.
Combine Iron Ore and black for a dramatic effect, while adding a few lighter touches of cream stone and light-toned wood. Photo: Brick and Batten
This ultra-modern home combines 2 shades of wood, deep green and caramel siding, cream stone, and Iron Ore garage door and windows. Photo: Brick and Batten
Seeing colours and textures with your own eyes is priceless!
The pandemic showed us beyond any doubt that there are things that are much more pleasant and effective in person (Those famous virtual happy hours - they ran out of steam fast!) Choosing colours and understanding texture on a screen is not the same as seeing them for real!
Before choosing a garage door that takes up a large part of your home's facade and lasts 25 years (if it's a Garaga), take the time to stop by one of our dealers' showrooms. Discover Iron Ore, plenty of other colours and door models, and let yourself be inspired.
And, in the meantime, we're curious to hear what you have to say. Do you think Iron Ore will dethrone black as "THE New Colour Trend" or not?