The color of your garage door is no trivial matter.
While it may be easier, or some may even say “safe,” to go with common colors for your garage door, there are still a variety of other options out there if you’re looking for a change. We’ve all seen dozens of white, beige, and grey garage doors in our lifetimes, so why not try these strange new garage door color ideas?
Be bold in your color choices.
Having a garage door that’s a vibrant color as opposed to something more bland or traditional has its pros and cons. Considering unconventional, or “strange” garage door color ideas is a great way to create a unique and personalized aesthetic to your home’s exterior.
Don’t be afraid to try something new and take bold choices when picking a more vibrant color palette for your garage door. Your garage door color can provide a nice splash of color and really bring the other elements of your home’s exterior together.
Think about trying out some of these strange garage door color ideas for your home!
If you want a more colorful garage door but don’t want to get too crazy, blues are a great place to start. While you can go bold and vibrant with a blue garage door, typically darker or navy blues or softer or pale blues will compliment the average home aesthetic. Using blue as an accent color on the garage door can work especially well for homes that are more Mediterranean in their architectural style.
Green garage doors can be as bold or as subtle as you choose, depending on the shade of green you pick. Soft, earthy greens can pair well with homes with a stone exterior or lighter siding colors. Dark greens can be harder to match with other elements of your home’s outside features, but can still look great. It may not be the best choice to match with red brick, but green still has a lot of potential to look amazing on your garage door!
Brown may not sound like an appealing color for your garage door, but there are a lot of ways this color can be utilized well in your home’s color scheme. Brown works well for many architectural styles that demand warmer tones and a more earthy color scheme. A brown garage door can look great with brick or stone homes.
Wooden garage doors are another stylistic option to implement brown into your color scheme, especially if your house has a more rustic or artisanal architectural style. Going for a brown, wood garage door may not be the most practical choice and comes with its own set of pros and cons, but it definitely has the potential to enhances the stylistic appeal of your home.
Yellow as an accent color is either loved or hated depending on the person. It can add warmth and a feeling of joy to your home for the beginning when used as the color for your garage door or even your front door. When using yellow paint anywhere in your home decor, picking the right shade is important.
If you prefer a louder kind of yellows, make sure it doesn’t clash with the rest of your home and still looks good with the siding and visible shingle colors. Contrast can be very visually appealing to the eye, but be cautious to avoid clashing colors and regret.
Having a red garage door is a unique way to add a splash of personality to your home by using an accent color that really pops. Red may not be the best color choice for a garage door for homes with darker siding, but never say never! The style of garage door that you have can also be a factor in how well the final color looks.
If you have a more artisanal or stylish garage door, something less standard, then red can be a nice way to highlight your design choices while complimenting the more muted tones used on the rest of your house’s exterior.
Let your garage door be expressive.
Factor in the siding, factor in the shingles, and factor in the siding on your house. The garage door color is just one piece of the entire package that is the appearance of your home’s exterior.
In general, it’s a bad idea to paint your garage door more than one color. It’s a hard look to pull off and it can easily appear tacky and detract from the “curb appeal” of your home.
Don’t know where to start?
Check out Amar Color Zone for sample colors and new strange garage door color ideas. Clopay can match the Sherwin Williams Color spectrum which can significantly minimize the overall price of materials.