How to Choose the Colour of Your Garage Door

  • Published on February 14, 2013

Garage doors are no longer just a means to protect your vehicles or belongings. They are now considered architectural elements meant to add beauty to the overall appearance of your house. You should choose the right colour to ensure they suit the architecture and complement the surroundings of your home.

The location of your garage is the major deciding point when choosing the colour. If the garage is attached to your house, choose a colour that harmonises with your exterior colours. However, if the garage is located at a corner of the property and is not attached to your house, you have more freedom to experiment with the colours.

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The Exterior

One of the primary considerations is the look, finish and colour of the exteriors. You can create a beautiful wholesome image by matching the garage door colour with the colour of your doors and windows.

The finishing of your home could also act as a guide. For instance, if the exteriors of your home feature a brick finish, choose earthy shades of yellow, browns or oranges for the garage doors. These colours complement the colour of brick.

The Driveway

The colour of the driveway is another important consideration. Do not choose a colour that clashes with the driveway. A mild contrast is good.

The Garden

You can match the garage door with the kind of garden or landscape that surrounds your home. If your garden is a riot of colourful flowers, choose a neutral shade for the garage door so that the focus is on your garden.

On the other hand, if you have a lot of greens and very few flowering plants, go in for something bright such as reds, yellows and oranges to break the monotony.

The Neighbourhood

Your surroundings could influence your choice. If you live in a rustic neighbourhood, choose from shades of brown, green or blue. If you live in a sophisticated locality, choose pastel colours that look suave.

Your Personality

You could add a dash of your personality to your garage. If you are vivacious, choose red. If you are sombre and calm, choose subdued shades of blue or green. If you are cheerful, choose yellow.

The colour of your garage plays an important role in the overall appearance of your home. So, choose well. If you are still confused, give us a call on  07 3161 5963 to discuss your options. Not only can we fit your garage door, but we are more than happy to help you choose the right colour for your home. Contact us for to have your garage door professionally installed today.