Garage Door Colour Trends
The first thing guests see when walking up to a property is the exteriors, and the garage is a pretty prominent part of that, which is why it shouldn’t be neglected.
These days, people are turning their garage doors into a standout piece, and what a better way to make it stand out that by adding a bit of colour. We take a closer look at some of the most popular garage door colours for 2018 and offer some helpful tips on how to choose a colour that is right for you.
Is one of the most popular colour choices for garage doors. This dark colour adds to the architectural detail by giving the house a modern look. This colour makes a bold and sophisticated statement and fits well with stone and bricks homes.
This colour will help to conceal blemishes, dirt, abrasions, and other signs of wear and tear.
Surfmist® and Classic Cream®
These light colours will work well for a garage door. Surfmist is a tranquil and fresh colour and Classic Cream is the conservative option.
These colours goes well with both classic and modern properties and will harmonize the look of the home.
If you’re not a big fan of colour, then it’s ok to stick to timber look options. Wooden garage doors are making a comeback this year, often prefered for the warm and cosy farmhouse feel they provide. It’s a classic look, but you can keep it modern by combining the wood with windows or synthetic materials.
Dark Oak is the popular choice when going with wooden look garage doors.
Factors to Consider when Choosing a New Colour
Since your garage door can be a real focal point for your home, the colour you pick is worthy of some consideration, much in the same way you would spend time carefully choosing a new paint colour for your living room.
It’s worth thinking about the following before you make your choice:
The rest of your exterior
The general rule of thumb is to not use more than three (3) different colour groups on the exterior of your home, or else things will start to look a little jumbled. Typically, doors and shutters will be painted one colour, trim a second colour, and the siding a third.
COLORBOND Colours ®
Many people choose to match the colour of their garage door to the home’s trim or let it blend in with the siding. You don’t have to match the colour exactly; you can choose a lighter or darker shade of those colours, just see what works well.
When choosing your garage door colour, you may want to take the local climate into consideration. That’s because the colour will affect the way the door will repel or absorb heat, with darker colours absorbing light and heat, and lighter ones reflecting light and heat.
You will find that homeowners in very hot climates prefer going for bright colours in a glossy finish, whereas those in cooler climates tend to go for darker shades. You may want to keep this in mind to help ensure a more comfortable temperature in your garage and improve energy efficiency, thereby reducing the amount you spend on your energy bills.
Request a sample
Sometimes a colour will look great in-store or online, but when you see it with the rest of your home’s exterior, it may not work as well as you would have imagined. Not only that, but the colour will look different in different lighting, so you want to make sure you are still happy with your choice on a bright sunny day when the colour will really stand out.
If possible, get a paint sample so you can test how the colour will look throughout the day, and how well it fits in with the rest of your home’s exterior, so you know you are making the best choice.
The great thing about garage door trends is that they don’t go out of style as quickly as some other home trends. If you take the time to choose a colour that complements the rest of your home’s style and feel, then you won’t have to worry about replacing the colour for several years to come.
What do you think of the top colour trends for garage doors in 2018? Whether you dare to go bold with a pop of colour or stick to something more sophisticated like black, there are plenty of options to choose from these days.
If you’re still unsure about which colour would best suit your garage, then don’t hesitate to contact a pro who can help determine the right colours for your property. With their experience and knowledge of the latest trends, they can help guide you in the right direction so that you can make a choice you’ll love for many years.
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