September 2, 2014

Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door Colour

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 colour. Even small details such as window trim colour, 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 colour 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 colour can also affect your home’s overall value. The wider the door (ex: 16 feet), the greater the impact.

Right garage door color

When choosing a garage door colour, 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 colours. If your home is a neutral colour, 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 colour 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 colour of your house. Again, this seems like a simple thing, but it really does make a difference.

What Are Some Common Garage Door Colours?

Depending on the model and material, garage doors can be available in a variety of colours and finishes. Garaga’s most commonly available residential garage door colours 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 colour. Warmer colours such as red and brown add richness and depth to the exterior of the home.

You will also want to consider not only the colour 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 colours, 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!

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