The easiest way to give your home a facelift and a bit of curb appeal is through a can of paint. But once you’ve chosen a new color for your home, as well as a color for the trim around your home and windows, and one for the front door, you can’t stop there. It’s time to choose a color for your garage door. But, do you paint it the same color as the rest of your house? The same color as the trim on your home? What about the same color as your front door? How about a rainbow or other artistic focal point? While the options are endless and it’s ultimately up to each individual homeowner (unless you live under a homeowner’s association; they might have an opinion about the rainbow idea), here’s a guide that might make the decision a bit easier.
If you have a large home and you want to make your garage doors stand out, it’s a good idea to paint them a different color from the rest of your home. This may be the same color as the trim on your house, or the same color as the shutters or some other architectural feature on your home, or it may be a different complimentary color altogether. Painting them a separate color from your home will give a bit of contrast, while also adding some interest to the overall design.
If you have a smaller home and you wish to make your home look larger, you may choose to paint your garage doors the same color as the rest of your house. This fools the eye and helps to extend the surface area of your home. Painting your garage the same color as the rest of your home also allows trim in a contrasting color to really pop. Another benefit may be that it directs the attention to landscaping if you have particularly eye-catching scenery you’d like to highlight.
Some homeowners may choose to paint their garage doors the same color as their front door. While certain people may feel that painting your garage the same color as your front door may take focus off your entryway, doing so can really give a uniform look to the whole house. If your front door is unpainted, for example, and instead stained in a warm, dark shade, carrying that same color of stain over to the garage can really add a look of richness to your home that may have not otherwise existed.
While you may not want to paint your home all the colors of the rainbow, it is important to stick to a color scheme. This means you may possibly need to consult a color wheel for shades that compliment one another and others that contrast for that much needed pop of color. Whether you choose colors that compliment each other, or the landscaping around your home, updating the paint job to your home and garage door increases the curb appeal, and ultimately, the value of your home.
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