03 Jun Choosing the Right Color for Your New Garage Door
To match or not to match? When choosing a new garage door, you might assume the color should match the rest of the house, right? Not necessarily. Like most things when it comes to style, the choice depends on a range of factors. Here are some things to think about when choosing the color of your new door and whether it should match the rest of your house.
Is your garage door front facing? Many people choose to match front facing doors to other front entries. It’s not absolutely necessary, but you do want the color of the door to blend well with other entrances, as well as window trim and the color of the house overall.
Home Areas to Match
Homes have 3 color considerations — trim, siding, doors and shutters. Your new door should probably try to play off at least one of these colors. While an exact match isn’t necessary, you do want them to complement each other — not clash.
You probably want to have at least the front door and the garage door match each other. They don’t have to necessarily be the same color of the house — but they should blend well together.
Garage Door Material
The type of garage door material you choose can affect your color choice. Wood doors tend to be the most versatile when it comes to color options. Steel doors may be more limited.
Color Can Vary By Daylight
Keep in mind that colors can vary widely according to the time of day. The angle of the sun, as well as the amount of sunlight, can make a big impact in how a color looks on a door. Firetruck red may look brighter at noon but a rusty red at sunset. Examine the color closely in both bright and dimmer lights. This will give you a good idea on how the color can vary according to the amount of sunlight.