Do you ever wonder what strangers might think when they glance at our house as they pass the street? We’re sure the last thing we want is that they think bad about our house.
The exterior of your house is important in creating a good impression of the house itself and the owner. A garage is considered the largest feature of the house exterior, so choosing the best color for our garage doors is something we need to consider carefully.
But don’t worry, we got your back! We have 14 wonderful garage door colors to help you choose, so everyone will think your house looks fantastic.
Are you ready to get inspired? Let’s get into it!
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1. A Teal Residential Garage Door to Gives Off A Refreshing Vibe
First, we can’t choose colors for our garage door recklessly without considering the exterior and the surrounding. Take a look at the picture above, for example. The garage door is painted in teal to match the color of its pergola and the wooden planters.
While it’s important to match the garage door color to your exterior, you also need to know the color’s deeper meaning so it can reflect your personality. Teal is often associated with nature.
As a mix of blue and green, teal is revitalizing, and invigorating color that makes your garage door radiates a refreshing vibe. Not to mention if you live in a residential neighborhood that still keeps nature alive, as shown in the picture.
With the trees and greenery planted around the house, coloring the garage door in teal is the best choice. It gives off a relaxing, inviting, and also energizing vibe at the same time.
2. A Wooden Garage Door Colored in Tuscany to Emphasize the Italian-Style of the House
We move on to the next color idea, earth tone. Earth tone covers any colors with a brownish hue resembling the color of soil or earth.
When you have a brick exterior for your house, you might want to consider painting the garage door in Tuscany. A brick house often associated with an Italian-style house is best complemented with Tuscany garage doors.
Tuscany has earth tones on its palette; for instance, it is warm red or deep brown. As it lives up to its name, Tuscany color comes from a warm and beautiful region called Tuscany in Italy.
Having Tuscany garage doors in brick walls emphasizes the Italian style of the house. Moreover, the rustic element of the wooden garage doors is also one of the characteristics of the Italian style. Not only emphasizing the Italian style of the house but the Tuscany garage doors also radiate a predominantly warm vibe. You can always experiment more to enhance the beauty of Tuscany color, like choosing a short panel design for your garage door.
3. Classic White Garage Door Adds Charm to a Farmhouse Style Exterior
White falls into the neutral colors category. This color is not only timeless but also the most versatile. In this regard, white can easily pair with every other color in your exteriors.
The garage doors in the picture above are painted white and beautifully fit into the tan dutch lap siding exterior. Moreover, the monochromatic white garage doors also make your house appear larger.
White is also suitable for any garage door, including carriage-style, for its versatile characteristic. This style offers an old-world charm that usually appears in a farmhouse.
So, combining those two elements, white and carriage-style garage doors, adds more charm to the house. This clean and crisp white garage door also enhances the beauty of your driveway.
4. A Frosted Glass Garage Door with Lunar Green Frame to Modernize the House Exterior
The next color idea for garage doors is lunar green. Unlike teal, lunar green is primarily a green color family. Lunar green saturation is low, so it appears more washed-out.
Although the color isn’t bright or vivid, lunar green is still a perfect choice for your garage door. Less saturated colors give a calmer modern look than those with high saturation.
The lunar green frame in a frosted glass garage door creates a sophisticated vibe. This type of garage door is famously common in contemporary houses.
The window glass is frosted to give more privacy. It also radiates a classy and high-end appearance. Consequently, coloring the garage door frames with lunar green, the unsaturated green color, makes the house look more sophisticated and modern.
5. Stunning Coral Red Garage Doors to Enliven the Curb Appeal
After discussing color with low saturation in the previous point, we will move on to the opposite: coral. Even though coral falls into the orange color family, this color can blend pink, orange, and red hues.
Coloring the garage door with coral red is a great choice, especially if you have a garage easily exposed to nature and sunlight. For instance, the picture above is a stand-alone garage door with coral red carriage-style garage doors.
The garage door above is neither red nor orange, but it has the boldness of red and the liveliness of orange. With this combination, coral is described as a stunning and invigorating color.
When it’s placed in a stand-alone garage surrounded by greenery and exposed to sunlight, the coral garage doors will look lively and refreshing. Surely, the elements make a beautiful landscape and boost the curb appeal.
6. Kashmir Blue Garage Door to Perfectly Complement the Gray House
When choosing a color to paint your garage door, you either want to match your exterior’s color or want to make it pop against it. The garage door can be between those two choices with Kashmir blue, especially with a dove gray exterior. Here, we’re going to explain.
Kashmir blue is an unsaturated light cold blue with tints of gray. The element of blue in the garage door acts as a complementary color to the gray exterior. Meanwhile, a slight tone of gray makes a good match for the house.
The Kashmir blue garage door pops against the exterior, yet it doesn’t feel overboard because of its gray color element. In fact, it becomes a perfect complement to creating a beautiful look.
Additionally, neutral colors like black are good for the garage trim. Most homeowners do that to match the garage door trim to the window frame or soffits.
7. A Classy Touch from the Black Garage Door in a Brick Exterior House
We’ve initially mentioned an Italian-style house with a brick exterior. But, if you’re not into the style, there is always an alternative.
Let’s return to the classic, timeless, and neutral color: black. As we all know, black is best known for its versatile quality that can be paired with any color. Considering painting your garage door black in your brick exterior.
Here’s why; the long raised panels garage door colored in black perfectly fit the house’s warm and light brick exterior. In this way, the black element of the garage door provides the highest contrast. Any people who pass by will notice the garage door immediately.
Not only provides contrast, but the black garage door also adds a classy and elegant touch to the house. An additional point of black garage doors, they’re also easier to clean and maintain.
8. A Peach Yellow House with Tussock Garage Door that Amplifies the Warm Vibe
We’ve discussed complementary and neutral garage door colors. Have you considered painting the garage doors with monochromatic colors?
You can relate the color of your garage door and house exterior using monochromatic colors. This color scheme comes from different shades of the same hue, creating a cohesive look. To understand it more, we’ll explain it through the attached picture.
The house exterior is painted peach yellow; the garage door is in tussock. Those two colors are from the same family, which is yellow. The shade of tussock is darker and deeper than peach yellow; however, they radiate the same sense of joy, fun, and warmth.
Therefore, having a tussock garage door in your bright and light exterior like peach yellow really does magic to amplify the warm vibe of your house.
9. A Gray Tilt-Up and Over Garage Door to Highlight the Simplicity of the Stand-Alone Garage
The famous saying “simple is the best” is something we agree on. When we talk about simplicity, it’s often associated with neutral colors. Simple also doesn’t always mean basic. Something simple can also be aesthetically pleasing. An example is the industrial detached garage in the picture.
The garage is constructed of concrete walls, with gray as its natural color. Falling into the neutral colors family, gray is an alternative for those who prefer something in between black and white.
The stand-alone gray garage already offers a sense of simplicity. So, adding more gray to the garage door enhances a simple yet aesthetically pleasing look.
If you’re into modern industrial facades, it’s also a great idea to choose a tilt-up and over garage door to revamping your detached garage. The garage’s simple yet exquisite look will intrigue everyone who passes by with these elements.
10. A Bronze Garage Door to Enhance the Contemporary Look
A black or white garage door in contemporary houses is slightly overrated. Why don’t we try something new and different to paint our garage doors? Bronze is a good and available option.
Bronze is a yellowish-brown color. It is darker than amber and lighter than copper. Many people use this color to paint their garage door, although it is suitable for a contemporary house.
The bronze garage door is between the two magnificent stone cladding pillars. The garage door isn’t colored in plain bronze; instead, it has an oak wood texture.
The purpose of applying wood texture to the garage door is to balance out the stone pillars that look strikingly grand in this way. The bronze garage door makes a great fit for the house’s overall appeal.
Since bronze is not merely brown nor yellow for its metallic element, the bronze garage door plays a necessary role in enhancing the modern vibe of the house.
11. Soft Sandalwood Garage Doors Make the House Look Aesthetically Pleasing
Choosing the color for your garage doors also needs to consider the other architectural elements of your house’s exterior. Some people like to experiment more by having a few different features.
For example, wall siding and brick cladding for your exterior are possible. The picture is the proof. The house has many features, with the brick cladding on both floors and wall siding on the second floor.
The house surely looks unique; however, combining miscellaneous materials in your exterior is tricky because you don’t want it to be too overwhelming. This is the part where your garage takes a huge role in balancing it out.
The garage should be the focal point in this case. Picking a color for the garage doors to match the tone of the red brick garage is the best idea.
Brick’s foremost characteristic is its earthy tone color. So, to match the tone, you should color the garage doors with sandalwood. Sandalwood is a soft neutral color with reddish-brown undertones.
Since the brick is already reddish-brown, it’s more suitable to choose light sandalwood rather than the darker one. In such a way, the brick garage and sandalwood garage doors team up to make the house look aesthetically pleasing.
12. A combination of Red and Blue Garage Door with a Black Exterior to Make a Unique Impression
In the previous discussion, we’ve talked about the house’s uniqueness for its miscellaneous materials in the house exterior. This time, we will discuss a one-of-a-kind color combination for a garage door.
A two-toned garage door is common for homeowners. However, they usually use both colors from the same color family. If you dare to make a groundbreaking choice in coloring your garage doors, you might consider having two totally different colors. For example, the red and blue garage door is striking like the picture shown.
Being two of three primary colors, red and blue are considered bold colors that can create a strong visual appeal for the garage door. You can always add more colors if it feels like it’s not enough.
However, be careful, don’t add any colors without thinking further because it ruins the overall look of your house. Adding white for the door frame is the best alternative, especially if the garage’s exterior is black. These contrasting colors create a combination that never goes wrong.
You can add depth to your garage door by having a long panel design. So, the white trim teaming up with the red and blue paints, no doubt, makes the garage look stand out.
Not only eye-catching, but the red and blue garage door also creates a unique impression on anyone who glances at the garage.
13. An Exquisite Choice of Pine Cone Garage Door to Match the Same-Toned Exterior of the House
If the garage being the center of attention is not your goal, this inspiration might be right for you. We’ve discussed matching the tone of your exterior before, but to give you more ideas, you can look at the picture.
The residential house in the picture has a soft clay plaster exterior painted in khaki. Simultaneously, it also has a garage with a painted pine cone door. Khaki and pine cone colors share the same hue, which is brown.
Pinecone paint is a dark, neutral camo brown with olive undertones that can best be applied in a hardwood texture. With the khaki exterior and the yellowish-brown shade, they become an exquisite combination. The clear window panels on top of the garage door also become an important element.
In this way, those two colors combined from the exterior and garage door give a sense of consistency that appears visually pleasing to those who glance at it. In other words, a pinecone garage door can help create a curb appeal for the house.
14. Two-Tone of Light Brown in Garage Doors that Create A Remarkable Beauty of the House
For the next inspiration, we have another two-toned garage door to be considered. However, this time is different than the last one. While the last one is striking and groundbreaking, this one is calmer and more refined.
Like we’ve mentioned before, a two-toned one from the same color family in a garage door is common. The main task is choosing what colors to paint so it won’t be too plain and ordinary. We suggest using the monochromatic colors theory and matching it with the house’s exterior.
The overall look of the house uses a brown color, such as the color of the wall siding, door, windows trim, wooden porch beams, garage pergola, and even the brick materials for the exterior is in an earthy tone.
Therefore, you can use the same shade of brown for the garage door. Since it’s a craftsman-style garage door, the door panels use decreased brown saturation, making it appear lighter. In this way, the garage door is already two-toned.
For its earthy tone characteristic, brown represents security and elegant beauty. Choosing a two-tone light brown for your garage door does the magic of making your house look beautiful.
After reading the 14 garage door color ideas above, are you feeling inspired enough? As we all know, a garage takes the largest part of our house exterior. So, it’s important to simultaneously make it look fantastic yet not too overwhelming.
However, it’s also important to note that the way the garage works with other exterior architectural features is a matter of preference. Some people prefer to make the garage the focal point of the exterior, yet others like to blend it with other elements to work in harmony.
14 garage door colors we’ve discussed cover both preferences, from monochromatic colors that work consistently to striking colors that stand out against your exterior. The colors mentioned earlier create a fantastic exterior appeal when teamed up with other garage door styles or house styles.
From the article above, you can pick whatever color suits your preferences! The garage will look fantastic, enhancing the curb appeal no matter your choice.