Painting your garage door is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. What color should you use to make your exterior look the best that it can? Check out these 15 garage door paint ideas with color ideas for inspiration!
When you want to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior, don’t forget your garage door. Choosing the perfect garage door paint colors can make your home the best-looking one on the block.
When you buy a new garage door, most of the time they are just plain old factory white. But you don’t have to keep it that way!
Deciding on whether to go with a dark or light paint color on your garage door depends on a few factors.
- Your other exterior paint colors. Do you want it to contrast or complement the other paint colors on your home’s siding?
- Do you want a warm tone or a cool tone?
- Personal preference
Contrasting colors are the easiest way to make your garage a stand-out feature of your home’s exterior. It will make it look clean, fresh, and modern.
Warmth or coolness of tone will depend on the other colors and materials of your exterior. Just like when you are choosing colors for your interior’s whole home color scheme, it is important to look at the other colors you have so things feel cohesive. You’ll choose different garage door paint colors for a red brick home than you will for a gray stone exterior.
Personal preference is what it really all comes down to. Painting anything on the exterior of your home is a big job, so choose what you like, not just what the current trend is.
Let’s take a look at these 15 amazing garage door paint ideas. Be prepared to be inspired to get to work on your curb appeal!
Garage Door Paint Color Ideas
Behr Marquee Palais White
This bright white paint color from Behr is a standout color when paired with the dark exterior of this garage and home, which is painted with Black Bamboo, also from Behr.
Even if you have regular "factory white" garage door, they can get pretty grimy and worn out over time. This was definitely the case for us when we painted our exterior. It looks so fresh after a coat or two of paint!
Painting your garage door a contrasting color adds to the curb appeal of your home. It helps your home look well cared for and fresh and modern.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster
When choosing a paint color for your garage door with a brick home, you don't want to pick a color that will clash with the brick. This makes the color choices for garage door paint colors pretty limited.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster is a warm white color that is perfect to use with brick. It complements the warmth in the brick and doesn't appear too white.
Woodgrain Look Garage Door
The before and after transformation of this garage door is amazing! Making a garage door look like wood grain isn't as hard as you think.
KILZ base coat Golden and glaze coat Tonka Bean were used to update this garage door to match the front door. With the slat wood feature on the front of the house, it all ties together for a fresh modern style.
Sherwin Williams Resilience
Repainting a chipped garage door isn't a permanent fix, but it's a budget-friendly way to push off that expensive garage door purchase.
Sherwin William's Resilience is a high-quality exterior acrylic paint that's a great paint option to use on your home's exterior.
Note on the color: The exact color is unknown, the blogger had the color custom-created to match their existing siding. It is a greige with brown undertones, which complements the color of the brick on this home's exterior.
Sherwin Williams Urban Bronze
Urban Bronze from Sherwin William's is a warm earthy paint color that is a great alternative to black for a brick exterior.
It has undertones of black, but the brown undertones of this garage paint color are much more prominent against the brick. It's a great choice if you don't want to commit to black on your garage doors.
Modern Black Garage Door
Black and white is a classic combination for the exterior of a home. This black garage door was already painted before being installed, so we don't know the exact name of the color.
Its style mimics that of the front door for a fresh modern farmhouse vibe and contrasts with the white of the rest of the home's exterior.
Behr Cotton Gray
The brick on this home's exterior was painted a dark gray color to contrast with the shutters, entry, and garage door.
Cotton Gray by Behr is neutral soft gray that will look different depending on the lighting situation. It's an excellent choice to use on your home's exterior as a contrasting color to the main body of the home.
White Garage Door
I love the colors used on this home! Dark siding with white accents makes this farmhouse-style home fresh and modern.
White is a stand-out paint color to use with a dark exterior. It definitely completes the curb appeal for this home!
Note: Exact paint color used here is not provided.
Behr Cracked Pepper
Behr Cracked Pepper is a dark grayish-black paint color that is best used in small doses. It has an LRV (light reflective value) of just 8, so it's almost as dark as you can get.
It's the perfect accent color to the lime washed exterior brick of this home and gives it a modern fresh look.
Behr Swiss Coffee
Painting your garage door the same color as the exterior of your home will stand the test the time and not have you chasing the current trends in exterior home style.
Swill Coffee from Behr is a creamy off-white paint color that is welcoming and warm. Painted on the exterior, trim, and garage doors - it looks clean and fresh here.
Custom Color from Benjamin Moore
The exterior of this home and the garage are painted a dark color that is a custom color formulated by the Benjamin Store. It's a dark moody color that makes this garage look fresh and modern.
It's the perfect color choice for the copper gutters and light fixtures. If you're looking to up your curb appeal game, this look is one to pick.
Benjamin Moore Graphite
Benjamin Moore's Graphite is a paint color that works well on any style of home, from traditional to modern.
It's a moody black that really stands out against the cool stone facade of this garage exterior. The copper accents of the lighting and gutters add to the curb appeal and luxurious look of this home.
Varathane Mohogany Gel Stain
It's easy to give your garage door a wood grain look and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Varathane's mahogany gel stain and a cheap paint brush are all you need to get this look.
The wood tone looks warm and inviting next to the creamy white exterior of this home and garage. It's a fresh modern look that adds great curb appeal to this home.
HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Gracious Greige
Although they may look white in this image, don't let that fool you. These garage doors are painted using Sherwin William's Gracious Greige.
It's a paint color that you can use with warm and cool colors as a contrasting accent. It's a true neutral gray color that goes well with anything.
Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Tricorn Black from Sherwin Williams is one of the most popular black colors out there. You'll see it used in kitchens on cabinets and islands a lot. It's fresh and modern and a great black color to use on a garage door.
Tricorn Black is the perfect contrasting color to use against the beige brick of this home. It definitley makes it the focal point of this garage exterior.
Which of these garage door paint ideas is your favorite?
Let us know in the comments below!
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