Did you know not all garage doors have to be white?! There are a lot of decisions to make when choosing a new garage door, including the garage door material (wood, steel, fiberglass, plastic), garage door style (carriage, modern, contemporary), and garage door type (overhead, swing-up, roll-up). But out of all these customization options, choosing a color is one of the most important decisions you can make to determine whether your new garage door will marry nicely with your home’s exterior or look out of place. Garage doors can occupy as much as half of the front of your home. An appealing garage door color can make a significant impact on the curb appeal – and value – of your home!
When trying to choose a garage door color, we recommend visiting a garage door showroom. This will allow you to compare garage door models side by side and get an idea of what style garage door you’re interested in. After that, you can discuss color options with a trained and certified garage door professional. One of the biggest benefits of visiting a showroom is knowing that you’re going to get the exact color that you want for your garage door. If you try to choose a garage door color online, you might end up with the wrong color due to monitor color variance. If you live in the central Ohio area, The Hamilton Parker Company has garage door showrooms in Columbus, Ohio and Delaware, Ohio.
No matter what type of garage door you choose, you can easily customize the color of your garage door to match or accent your house. If you’re looking to downplay the appearance of your garage door, you’ll want to match the garage door to the color of your house. Painting your garage door the same color as the trim, shutter colors, or front door of your house will cause your garage doors to stand out more. If you have a garage door that adds to the architectural appeal of your home, it might not be a bad idea to do paint it an accent color if you want your garage door to be a focal point.
Depending on your style, you can also consider different color options for your garage door paneling or window trim. If you have a standard garage door, it’s usually better to focus on just one color. But for specialized, custom garage doors, using different colors for the paneling and trim can be an attractive option.
Keep in mind that choosing a garage door color is not all about choosing a paint color. For wood garage doors, you’re going to want to pick an appropriate stain or shade of wood that compliments your home’s exterior. For some garage doors, it also looks attractive to have more than one wood garage door color. For example, carriage style garage doors often feature more than one shade of wood.
Once you’ve picked the perfect garage door color for your home, you can also consider adding attractive hardware accents, such as door handles and hinges.
If you need help designing your dream garage door, our garage door experts can assist you with garage door color selections and improve the look of your home with a beautiful, custom designed garage door. If you’re looking for garage door design in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact The Hamilton Parker Company or visit one of our garage door showrooms.