It may not be the first thing you think about if you’re considering a new garage door, but color is absolutely something you should be considering during the process. Not only is having the right color important because you’ll be seeing it every day for many years, it can actually affect the curb appeal and future home value of your home itself.
At All Star Garage Doors, we can help with this important decision as well as numerous other services, including garage door installation and repair. Let’s go over some of the common garage door colors found out there, then look at whether you want a “coordinating” garage color or a “contrasting” color as your primary scheme.
Common garage door colors found around the state and even the country generally run in the neutral tone category. Most homeowners want garage colors that will blend well with other primary colors in the home, and these neutral tones work well with a variety of options without being too loud or obtrusive. These colors include:
If your primary goal with your garage door color is to keep it complementary and “out of the way” so to speak, one of these colors is the way to go. They’re the safest choices, both for design and for future curb appeal.
Coordinating or Contrasting?
Now, despite the notes above, you don’t want your garage door to be the exact same color as the rest of the home – this is somewhat boring and may signal to potential future buyers that you didn’t give much thought to basic home design. Rather, you want the color to blend well – so do you want it to coordinate with the rest of the home, or contrast it? Let’s look at both options:
- Coordinating color: A coordinating color complements the home’s overall scheme in simple ways. If you have a brick home, for instance, a beige garage door works fantastically as a complement. Coordinating colors are generally picked from the same color family as the original base, or may match certain small color areas of the home’s exterior – garage doors that match window shutters in color are very popular, for example. Even if you go with a slightly less common base template, you can always look to coordinate the entire palate.
- Contrasting color: In certain other cases, you might prefer a contrasting color. This is a color from an entirely different color family, one that can exemplify the qualities of both the base color and the accent. One common use of contrasting colors is for garages that are mostly in shaded areas – a lighter color will help contrast the darker tones that will normally be presented while the door is in the shade.
For more on picking garage door color, or to learn about any of our garage door repair services, speak to the staff at All Star Garage Doors today.