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When trying to add pops of color to your exteriors, every surface counts. Most people already know that a front door is a great option to add color to a neutral house surface or complete your design scheme. However, the other doors on your property are other options.
Your garage door is a great opportunity to add some personality to your home, particularly if your garage faces the street and is adjacent to your home. However, you still have to think about curb appeal, so don’t go too wild. Here are some great color ideas for your garage door.
You can’t go wrong with classic white. White is a crisp, simple color, whether you use it just for detailing such as your garage door or your entire façade. It is neutral, so it won’t clash if you have a bolder color as your main exterior paint. Plus, white boosts your curb appeal, making it the right choice if you are thinking of selling your house soon.
There are a few drawbacks when it comes to painting your garage door white. White shows scuff marks and other damage first, meaning that you will have to repaint it sooner than with other colors. It is also the most popular garage door color, making it a bit boring.
You can go for a neutral color, such as white, or venture over to the complete opposite end of the boldness spectrum and opt for red. Red is a popular color when it comes to front doors, so why not use it for garage doors as well? Red adds a pop of color and makes your home look more appealing.
However, before painting your garage door red, think about the color of the rest of your façade. Red as a door color only works if the rest of your house is a neutral color such as white, tan, or stucco. If your façade is a bright color, the red door will clash.
If you have a bold color for your exterior paint or you want to save your bright colors for the interiors, then you can paint your garage door a neutral color. Gray is one of the best neutral colors. It has more pigment than white, making it a more interesting choice. However, it is still a neutral color that won’t clash with the rest of your façade.
Slate gray is a nice even shade that is dark enough to add contrast to a façade of any color without overwhelming the appearance of your house.
Yellow shades often get ignored, which is a shame because these warm colors can help perk up your exteriors. A rich buttercream shade for your garage door is neutral enough not to clash with the façade but has enough pigmentation to make it look interesting. Plus, it matches well with brick facades.
You can always stick to white, but choosing an interesting color for your garage door gives you more space to express your design choices.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.