Your home’s exterior design consists of three basic types of design elements: siding, trim, and accents. Your garage door would be considered an accent to the overall exterior design of your home, but its purpose is strictly functional in most cases. When considering how to paint your garage door, you need to decide whether you want to make it stand out or blend in.
How do you decide this? Take a step back and consider the overall design of your home’s exterior? Does it have plenty of charm and character? Then you’ll want to help your garage door to fade into the background of your home’s design. Conversely, if you feel like your home’s exterior is short on character and visual interest, you can use a coat of paint to help your garage stand out and become a focal point.
Blending It In
If you’ve decided that your home’s exterior has plenty of character already, then you’ll want to select a coat of paint that will help your garage door to blend in. If you don’t, you may find that your home has too many competing focal points, which can be overwhelming to the eye. The simplest way to blend your garage door into the home’s existing design is to paint your garage door the same color as the trim surrounding it. Or, you can use a neutral color that helps it to blend into the bricks of your home.
If you look at your home and feel that it lacks any real visual interest, then you may want to use your garage door as a charming focal point for your home. This can take a bit of savvy design and a good eye for what works on your home, but here are a few ideas that might jumpstart your creativity:
- Go for a two-toned look, using the current colors of your home’s siding and paint colors.
- Use dark gray paint to create faux windows near the top of the door.
- “Cut” around the square panels with a darker color, leaving the squares a lighter, neutral tone.
- Use a bright color that complements existing exterior paint colors but stands out.
- Use a faux wood gel stain to create the look of a wood garage door without the high price tag.
If you’re having trouble with your garage door that a coat of paint can’t fix, contact IDC Garage Door. We can help you with garage door repairs, installation, or a garage door opener replacement in Marietta.