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5 Popular Garage Door Paint Colors

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Looking for a new garage door paint color for your home?

You’ll need to look for just the right color to really make it look good. With so many different paint colors on the market, it’s hard to know how to pick the right one.

Here are some of the best garage door paint colors for your front door, and how to choose the right one for you. 

Garage Door Paint Colors

We’re covering some of the more popular garage door paint colors here, but that’s not to say you can’t explore others. If you don’t have any HOA rules dictating which color garage door paint you can use, you’re free to use any you find appealing.

Take a look at these popular garage door paint options to get started.

1. White

When it comes to your garage door, you can rarely go wrong with a simple white. A freshly painted white door looks clean and classic, perfect for those looking to up their curb appeal. It works really well if you have white in other areas of the exterior, such as on the trim. 

It’s worth noting that white will show up marks more easily, so it’s not the best option if you have kids that play near the garage often. 

2. Beige

When you think of beige, it sounds so dull, but it can look great on a garage door. When you paint your garage door beige, it’s soft enough not to pull attention from the rest of your home, but still looks great. It’s especially a good idea if you have bricks in your exterior in the same color. 

You can also go for a light gray, or a ‘greige’ (a blend of gray and beige) for your garage door, as these work the same way. 

If you have multiple colors of brick or stone in your exterior, it can be hard to find the right tone that matches them. In these cases, it’s better to find one neutral color in them and use that. That way, the garage doors will still blend in well, and you won’t have to worry about the color looking ‘off’. 

3. Black Or Charcoal

Normally you’d steer clear of black, it sounds too intense for your home. However, when used well, it is a striking look. Again, you need to match it up with the existing exterior of your home. If there’s already some black in there, then it’ll look fantastic. You do need to choose carefully, as when black isn’t done well it does look too stark. 

You have also have the option of charcoal. It’s a slightly softer version of the black paint look, and one that you’ll see on a lot of new housing developments right now. 

4. Walnut Brown

Walnut brown is such an excellent color for your garage door, as it adds a lot of class and elegance to your home’s exterior. Again, that’s going to help a lot when you’re trying to improve your home’s curb appeal

It gives your garage door the look of good quality, expensive wood, which really helps lift the entire look of your home. If you choose this option though, you have to get the right tone of brown. Walnut brown is going to give you the ‘wood’ look, while another brown may just look dated. 

5. Red

A brick red is an excellent choice for a garage door for certain homes. If you have a single garage door, then you should consider red if you want something bolder. If you put it on double garage doors, it does tend to get somewhat overwhelming. 

You’ll also want to consider the rest of the exterior of your home. Red will go best against a more gray exterior, as it really lets the color pop. 

Any of these five colors are going to look great on your garage door. Find the color that works best with your home’s exterior, and really complements it. You’ll see just how much a new garage door color will improve the whole look of your home. 

How to Choose The Right Garage Door Color

How do you find a paint color that works for your garage door? There are several things that you need to keep in mind as you’re looking for a new paint color:

The garage door isn’t the focus of the house: The most important thing to remember is that the garage door is not the most important aspect of your home’s exterior. You don’t want it to grab attention away from other things, such as the front door. The color should work seamlessly with what’s already there. 

Your front door doesn’t need to match the garage door: Another important note is that your garage door doesn’t need to match your front door. In fact, if you were going to try and do both, the look would be somewhat overpowering. It can work sometimes, but it’s better to find colors that complement each other. 

Consider your home’s existing exterior: As you’ll see below, it’s always a good idea to pick a color from your home’s exterior and choose a paint color that goes with it. That way, it’s going to blend in very easily, and look as though it was always there. Usually, it’s better for your garage to fade into the background a little. 

Consider the style of your home: The style of your home is going to have a big impact on the color you choose, too. Some of the colors below are going to look much better on a contemporary-style home, while others will look better on a ranch-style home. You’ll need to think about this when picking colors. 

Go with one color: You’ll have seen garage doors that have a two-tone design, and the owners may well like it like that. However, the look does tend to be quite busy, and it can be off-putting. That’s something you need to keep in mind if you’re hoping to sell the home. 

Don’t pick an off-color: Now it is your home, and if you want to go with a bright or off color such as a bright purple, then you can do so. If you’re considering the curb appeal of your home though, it’s not a good idea. An off-color will draw attention from the rest of your home, which is not the goal here. 


At the end of the day, selecting garage door paint is your personal preference. While some things might help you make a decision, there really aren’t any rules here (unless you have rules from your HOA).

Enjoy the experience of selecting garage door paint and don’t worry about making a mistake.

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