What Colour Is Best for Garage Doors?
Choosing the right colour for your garage door is vitally important to the look of your home. We all want to be proud of our homes and for that reason, you should put some thought into the way the outside of your property looks.
You could have a perfectly paved driveway and well-manicured hedges, but if your garage door is faded or the colour doesn’t match the property, then all that work is wasted. While the decision on colour is ultimately up to each person’s taste, this month at Doormatic Garage Doors, we’ll help you navigate what colour is best for your garage door, covering the practical things you can factor into the decision.
Things to consider when choosing a colour
Take a look at the six things we think are most important when deciding on the colour of your garage door.
The local area
All across the country, different houses are built with different materials. Sure, they all need doors and windows, but whether it’s because of changing styles, regulations or just upgrades in what was available, most houses are a little different.
When it comes to picking a colour for your garage door, it makes sense to consider the local housing stock. Is your street lined with red-brick terraces? Or are you on a newly built estate where the developer has chosen to use local sandstone blocks? This is important as you don’t want your home to stick out like a sore thumb by pairing the wrong door colour to your property. Neutrals are always popular, but if you have a red-brick home, consider white, black or go a little bolder with green. For a creamy, yellow sandstone property, you could accent the shade with a brown, sandy colour door or keep things low-key with greys.
You don’t have to stick to the same colours as your neighbours, but definitely try to get a sense of whether there is a theme or style most applicable to the area.
Wear and tear
Every garage door will see wear and tear, but some will have more than others. That means you need a finish that will stand up to the test. If you have children or you know you’ll be frequently in and out of the garage, a colour that can mask bumps and scratches is a good idea – something darker or medium in tone, as opposed to light colours, works best.
Some people like to stand out, but when it comes to homes, we tend to try and stick to the popular colours to ensure we don’t have to repaint or redecorate every other week to keep up with the changing styles. Our gallery is full of recent projects, showing that there is a slight trend towards darker doors, whether that’s black, metallic grey or deep shades of navy blue.
Whether you think you’ll be selling your property in the near future or not, kerb appeal is important. We all want to be the envy of our neighbours, so choosing a colour for your garage door that elevates the look of your home is a must. The added bonus is that the better your house looks, the more you can ask for it if you do put it up for sale – it’s a win-win.
When you’re thinking about kerb appeal for your home, try and follow the rule of three colours. Three colours create the main palette for your home, with any more colours creating a distracting look. If you already have three colours outlined, choose your garage door in one of those shades.
Style is a huge driver in choosing a colour, but let’s be realistic – so is price. When you choose a colour out of the ordinary, it will likely cost you a little extra. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with the classic: white. White garage doors are timeless and suit almost every style of home, especially if it’s already part of your three-colour scheme, making them one of the cheaper options.
Front door colour
Whether you’ve recently invested in a new front door or you’re looking for something to replace your current one, matching the garage colour and the front door colour makes perfect sense. Not only does a matching front door and garage door tie together the look of your home, but it also shows you’ve put thought and proper investment into these important elements.
We stock a range of matching front and garage doors at Doormatic, with doors from some of the leading manufacturers.
The Doormatic Colour Picker
Struggling to decide on a colour for your garage door, or just unsure what your options are? Try the Doormatic colour picker, where you can select from a range of door styles and colours to gauge just how your new door might look.
When you’ve got your choices lined up – or even if you need a little extra advice – our team will be on hand to help. At Doormatic, we can provide garage doors in a wide range of colours, plus, we provide free quotes and surveys to help you achieve stunning results for your home – it’s why we have over 1,000 positive reviews from previous customers already.
Call today and let us help you perfect the look of your property anywhere in the South East, including Surrey, Kent, London, Berkshire, Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent.