A guide to choosing your garage door colour

If you are installing new garage doors, you may consider that colour is bottom of the list of priorities; however, getting the colour right can add real kerb appeal to your home in a way that will enhance its value and add to the aesthetics of your property.

 

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Contact your garage door installer to find out what colours and finishes are on offer, with white, black, dark green, brick red and sand tones some of the more common choices.

Consider the details

By and large, it makes sense to match the colour of your garage doors to the colour of your house itself rather than the colour of your front door. If your house is cream or grey stone, for example, consider painting your garage door white for a clean and bright finish. Be careful, however, as white can make the garage door look overlarge and unbalance the house. If your property is brick-built, match the door to the shade of the brickwork for a blended appearance.

Stick to one shade

However much you might want to make a personal statement, save it for the interior. Your garage door is a place for restraint and sticking to one shade. A multi-coloured garage door can be very off-putting and does not give the kind of clean and professional finish that you will be looking for. Keep it dark grey or green for a bold and sophisticated look, or use a rich red or brown to add warmth and depth.

 

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Reflect the neighbourhood

Take a look around and see how your neighbours have. If they are up and over garage doors from a trusted supplier such as http://garagedoorsrus.co.uk/up-and-over-garage-doors/, are they painted in a particular range of colours? Are they all painted white, or is every garage door painted to match the front door? Try to fit in wherever possible.

Consider a different finish

If you need the security and durability of aluminium but prefer the appearance of wood, particularly if you live rurally, consider a wood grain finish. Conversely, a contemporary property will look chic with anodised aluminium doors. Whatever you choose, you will need to finish the trim in a colour that matches the trim on your house for a smart and seamless look.