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How to Choose the Best Garage Door Color for Your Home

by Jul 16, 2019Garage Doors

There are a lot of considerations that go into picking the right color for your garage doors. Are you looking for a subtle shade that complements your home exterior? Do you want to make a bold statement with a contrasting color? How will the color fit into or stand out from your neighborhood’s overall aesthetic?

At A1 Garage Doors, we know that choosing a style and color for your garage doors is more complicated than it sounds. You want to use the right color to beautify your home and bring the maximum curb appeal while also choosing a shade that won’t go out of fashion too quickly. That’s why we carry a wide array of doors in a variety of colors and finishes to help your home look its best.

Here are some things to think about when you’re looking for your next garage door color.


What Statement Will It Make?

Garage doors take up a huge amount of real estate on your home’s curb-facing side. They are one of the most noticeable parts of your home’s exterior, and one of the first things people will see when they arrive at your house. The right color will make a beautiful first impression, but the wrong one could turn your house into an eyesore.

Start your decision-making process by looking at pictures of garage doors in various colors. Look for color trends that you find attractive. Then read up on the messages different colors send. Blues, grays and blacks look sophisticated and stately. Neutrals and natural finishes are always a safe bet. Reds and spicy oranges tend to draw the eye.


How Will It Mesh with the Home’s Exterior?

This is where it helps to know a little about color theory. The goal is to choose a color that complements the hues of your house, or to choose a color that contrasts in a visually appealing way. A quick Google search will help you find examples of contrasting and complementary colors.

If your house is mostly gray on the outside, a pop of red or maroon could be interesting, especially if it matches the front door to your home. Eggshell blue is a softer alternative. You could also achieve a monochrome look by choosing white or black garage doors.

Tan or brown houses look good with neutrals that tend toward bronze or mocha. They also contrast delightfully with deep blues and greens, corals and plums. Pinterest is a good source for exterior color palette inspiration.


Would My HOA Approve?

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners’ association, your color choice might be limited to certain shades approved by the HOA. They might rule out certain colors in order to preserve visual harmony and keep property values high. To be sure, you’ll need to consult your HOA’s president or bylaws before you paint your garage doors.


A1 Garage Doors: Your Garage Source in Denver, CO

Our family-owned and operated business is always happy to help you select a great color for your garage doors. We have been working in Denver and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years, and we can advise you on the best trends and color choices available. Don’t hesitate to call us; we love to help!

When you’re looking for the best garage doors for your home, call A1 Garage Doors. We offer a full range of doors, installations, repairs, and garage door opener services. Our team is available 24/7 in case you have an emergency. We proudly serve the entire Denver Metro area.