Do your garage doors need a pick-me-up after a long, harsh winter? Painting them is the perfect summer renovation project, but there are a few things you should know before you pick a shade. Garage doors should blend in visually with the rest of your home’s exterior, so it’s best to save the bright colourful shades for the front door. A toned-down neutral is most appropriate. We’ve rounded up the five most modern neutrals to help you choose which shade is right for you.
We haven’t lived to see this classic shade go out of style (and we doubt it ever will). White garage doors are bright and inviting without drawing too much attention to themselves. With so many different shades of white, let your home’s brick colour determine which paint you choose. For example, peach brick pairs well with white paint that has a peachy glow.
Soft and pale, this outdoorsy shade has all the makings of the perfect garage door colour. Its don’t-notice-me hue visually blends in with a variety of brick colours, keeping the focal point on your beautiful house, not your uninspiring garage doors.
This deep-sea shade is popping up everywhere in modern housing developments. If you’re attracted to black, consider choosing this softer shade instead to avoid a stark contrast with the brick. For a contemporary look, paint window panes the same colour.
If you prefer warmer tones but like the idea of a dark colour for your garage doors, deep walnut brown is right for you. Plus, it mimics the look of wood garage doors without the added cost.
Camouflage your garage with beige paint. Olive-beige, tan-beige, or even peach-beige are all great contenders, but avoid caramel coloured shades that command attention. This humble hue is an ideal complement to red brick homes.