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How to pick garage door paint colorsWe get lots of questions about the best garage door paint colors.  This color selection is so easy that we don’t feature it as a color consulting product.  We always include garage door colors as part of our Exterior Color Package Consultation.

It’s simple – you can use one of these for placements, which we call cultural conventions.  It’s what people expect to see.  Basically, we repeat the other colors in the exterior palette.

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Paint Garage Door the Siding color

This is the most common placement and required by many Homeowner Associations (HOA).  It gives the house a unified look and feel.

Consider the siding paint color for your garage doors if they are a dominant element for the front of your house.

Red brick house with gray roof, SW Iron Ore for siding and garage door and SW Oyster White for trim.

Photo by M. Marceny –SW Iron Ore & SW Oyster White

 

White house with brown roof and Iron Ore Accents

Photo by M. Marceny –SW Pure White with SW Iron Ore roofline and accents

 

Red brick house with BM Cheating Heart for siding, garage door and trim.

Photo by Color Concierge Client –BM Cheating Heart siding, trim, roofline and garage doors

Paint Garage Door the Accent Color

We love to specify an accent color for the front door.  It adds dimension and layers to the design.

Some people like to match their front door, garage door and shutters which is also a great look.

House with gray roof, SW Cyberspace siding, garage door and shutters with SW Westchester Gray shingles.

Photo by Color Concierge Client –SW Cyberspace garage door, shutters and siding SW Westchester Gray Shingles and SW Gambol Gold front door.

 

Mid-Century modern house with BM Hale Navy garage door and siding with BM Stormy Sky accents and BM Pale Oak trim.

Photo by M. Marceny –BM Hale Navy garage door and siding with BM Stormy Sky accents and BM Pale Oak Trim.

Paint Garage Door the Trim or Roofline Color

Many of our clients think that they need to paint their garage door white, when that really isn’t the way to consider the placement. Instead, you can duplicate the trim color and/or the roofline color (fascia and soffits), whether its black, white or any other color.

Don’t leave your garage door color white just because it came that way.  It can stay white if the white matches the trim, but otherwise it will look out of place.

House with brown roof, BM Hepplewhite Ivory siding, SW garage door and trim

Photo by M. Marceny –BM Simply White garage door and trim with BM Hepplewhite Ivory siding

 

House with gray roof, SW Natural Choice siding, SW Urbane Bronze garage door and accents

Photo by Color Concierge Client –SW Urbane Bronze garage door and accents, SW Natural Choice siding

Install a Wood (or wood-look) Garage Door

 This is a really high-end look, and we love it.  It works well if you also match the front door to the garage door.

Try to pick a wood color that isn’t too yellow or too red.  Just pick a mid-toned wood color, the color of bark.

House with gray roof, SW Outerspace siding, wood garage door and white trim.

Photo by Color Concierge Client –Wood garage doors, SW Outerspace siding

The Verdict

It’s easy to pick the best garage door color.  Repeat the siding, trim, roofline or accent color, or choose a wooden (or wood-look) garage door.

No matter what, don’t forget to test your paint colors.  It’s a standard best practice.  Whenever I test my paint colors, they are perfect, and when I don’t test they turn out wrong. Learn how to test your paint colors here.

NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one you will use.  Results are poor and there are no standards for the sheens.  Even though your painter may truly believe it can be done, don’t do it. See results from paint matching here.

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