Garage Door Color Ideas to Pump Up Your Curb Appeal

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When picking exterior paint palettes for your homes, let the garage door color make a statement. You can go bold with something bright, try a tone-on-tone look, or choose a nice neutral. You'll not only want to consider the style of your house, but what kind of garage door you've got. Does it have panels or texture? Does it have glass? Do you have double doors or a large one? No matter what you pick, your garage door colors can add some major curb appeal.

Here are a few ideas to inspire your paint selection

1. Deepest Black

If you've got a rustic style home or even something with contemporary lines, a black garage door is a great choice. Richly-hued exteriors work with nearly every style, from Scandinavian to farmhouse. And we recommend a matte black for just the right amount of that lived-in look.

Get the look: Kelly Moore Stiletto

2. Sky Blue

For a coastal or craftsman feel, light blue garage doors on a white or cream house are classic. From robin's egg to sea blue, the hue always adds extra charm to any exterior.

Get the look: Glidden Clear Summer Sky

3. Golden Yellow

Warm colors like yellows and golds make a bold statement on garage doors. The shades work perfectly on midcentury modern homes, in partcular. But don't shy away from adding a lovely marigold on a more traditional, ranch-style abode.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Babouche

4. Classic White

Keep things simple but still really sophisticated with a look like this one from Cowart. Match your garage door color to your house in any shade for an unexpectedly cool look. We like the white here because it's perfectly timeless.

Get the look: PPG Delicate White

5. Soft Gray

If you want a nice and neutral vibe that's anything but boring, try a light gray garage door color. The soft shade on these beautiful barn doors will stand the style test of time.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Metropolitan

6. Brick Red

For both a bold and traditional garage door color, red is never a bad idea. From bright fire engine vermilion to rich oxblood, the deep shade works with just about any kind of architecture.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Luxurious Red

7. Tone on Tone

If you're not sure which color to choose for your garage door, try a tone that's slightly lighter or darker than the rest of your house for a super cool look that all your neighbors will want to copy. Shades of gray, blue, green, or even white work great with this approach.

Get the look: Behr Barnwood Gray


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