According to the pros at The Door Company (TDC) — California’s leading garage door company – one of biggest factors in enhancing your home’s curb appeal is selecting a new garage door in a color and style that complements the home.
Details matter in home design; exterior finishes, landscaping, and especially color play significant roles. Even small changes, like window trim color, can make a big difference. The door color is crucial—it’s a prominent feature.
As one of the largest single features of a home, a garage door’s color can play a major role in how much or how little your home stands out in the neighborhood. If you are planning on painting your home or replacing your garage door, take some time to consider door colors. If your home is a neutral color, such as beige or gray, a white door will give it a cleaner, brighter appearance. On the other hand, if your home is already white or beige, adding a bit of color is a great way to brighten up the home while still keeping it simple. In both of these cases, the key is to create contrast.
Garage Door Varieties
Depending on the model and material, garage doors can be available in a variety of colors and finishes. TDC’s most commonly available residential garage door colors are:
- Desert Tan
- Hunter Green
- Dark Brown
“When choosing garage door colors, you can really let your personality stand out,” said TDC President, President Mark Stuenkel. “If a customer wants to make a bold impact, we suggest black or a hunter green color. Warmer colors such as woodgrain and sandstone add richness and depth to the exterior of the home.”
Replacing the door is a top home improvement for high resale value, says Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 report. Homeowners can expect to recoup 91.5 percent of their investment in a new .
“Recently, garage doors began to be an important exterior design consideration,” continued Stuenkel. “Now homeowners have a wide range of garage design and material options, meaning you can get a door that secures your home and enhances its curb appeal.”