Choosing a New Garage Door Color? Keep These Things in Mind

Garage doors were invented in 1921. Over the hundred years since their debut, garage doors have slowly evolved from a clunky, creaky, manually-operated pain to a virtually silent high-tech device that features silky smooth operation and opens automatically when your car draws near, or can be opened or closed from anywhere in the world via a smartphone app. One thing that hasn't changed about the garage door however, is its need to fit in with the rest of the house. In this guide, we'll look at choosing the right color for your upcoming garage door installation.

Choosing the Right Color for Your Loveland Garage Door

A lot of our customers want our input when it comes to selecting a color for their new garage door and we're always happy to oblige them. From our point of view, there are only a few things you need to consider when choosing a color for your new garage door, but they're important things. Let's go through them now.

Should the Garage Door Color Match the Front Door Color?

These days garage doors are available in a wide variety of colors so if you want to match your garage door to your front door it’s probably pretty easy to do. But should you do it? It depends. Some folks choose a unique color for their front door. A color that doesn’t appear anywhere else on the house. They do this to draw attention to the front entrance, to create a focal point.

In such instances, it's probably not a great idea to match the garage door to the front door. Why? Because introducing that color somewhere else on the exterior will undermine its impact and break up any focal points you had created. If, however, the front door matches the color of the trim then it's a good idea to match the garage door to the front door.

blue house and garage
Ranch-style house with matching blue siding, front door and garage door.

Should the Garage Door Color Match the Color of the Siding?

This is sometimes a good idea but in order for it to work the other pieces of the color puzzle must fall into line or it will look odd. Let’s say that your house has white trim and beige siding. Matching the garage door to the siding might work. Unless, that is, your home has black shutters. In which case the garage will wind up looking unfinished because it will be almost entirely beige while the living portion of your home will have strong black accents in the form of the shutters.

If, on the other hand, that same house did not have shutters matching the garage door to the siding might work really well. Also, in cases where the front door is a unique color like red, matching the garage door to the siding color will serve to bolster the effectiveness of the focal point you’re trying to create with the red door.

teal house with a teal garage door
Two-story house with soft teal siding and matching garage door.

Eight Bold Garage Door Color Options

When it comes to residential garage doors, choosing the right color can significantly impact your home’s curb appeal. Let’s explore some bold and eye-catching color options that can make your garage door stand out.


Black is a timeless choice, especially for contemporary designs. It creates a sleek, monochromatic look and contrasts beautifully with lighter house colors. If your home features neutrals like browns, whites, or grays, a black garage door can be an excellent match. Just be mindful of using black in sunny environments, as it can absorb heat.


A deep red, such as Benjamin Moore’s Heritage Red, makes a bold statement. It pairs well with white or neutral beige, drawing attention to garage doors with interesting design details. Red shades evoke warmth and energy, making them ideal for homes seeking a vibrant touch.


If you want to make a strong statement, go for an orange garage door. Orange exudes warmth, enthusiasm, and creativity. It’s a color that stands out and can transform your garage into a focal point of your home.

Deep Blue

Shades of blue, from powder blue to dark navy, are gaining popularity for garage doors. A rich blue hue adds depth and sophistication to your exterior. It pairs well with white trim and complements various house styles.


Dark green or forest green garage doors create a classic and elegant look. Green blends seamlessly with natural surroundings and works particularly well if your home has lush landscaping or is nestled among trees.


While less common, a deep purple garage door can be striking. It adds a touch of uniqueness and pairs well with gray, beige, or white house exteriors. Consider it if you’re looking for something unexpected and artistic.


For a cheerful and energetic vibe, consider a vibrant yellow garage door. Yellow works well with various architectural styles and complements both traditional and modern homes. It’s a great way to add personality and brightness to your exterior.

Charcoal Gray

Charcoal gray strikes a balance between boldness and neutrality. It’s a sophisticated choice that complements a wide range of architectural styles. Whether your home is modern or traditional, charcoal gray can enhance its overall aesthetic.

Remember, the garage door color should harmonize with your home’s overall style, landscape, and neighboring houses. Before making a final decision, test the color on a small spot of your garage door to see how it looks in natural light and alongside other elements. Whether you opt for a daring red or a subtle charcoal gray, your garage door color can enhance your home’s character and curb appeal.

What About White?

“White is a safe choice for garage doors, especially if the trim is also white. It will also reflect a lot of light, as the light reflective value is high.” —Allison Vaccaro, co-founder of virtual exterior design service Brick & Batten

Brick house featuring a white double raised panel garage door

As one of the premier garage door repair and installation companies in Loveland, we've heard endless predictions about the end of the white garage door. For decades white was pretty much the only color garage doors were available in, so when other colors began to hit the market it was thought that white's days were numbered. Turns out that wasn't the case.

White's versatility ensures that it will work well with virtually every color of siding. In addition, a majority of homeowners still opt for white trim on their house. So matching that with a white garage door is an easy choice. That said, if your home is painted a non-traditional color like bold pink or olive green, a white garage door is going to look out of place and call way too much attention to itself.

Have Questions About Your Garage Door? Call C & M Garage Doors

There are a lot of things to consider when replacing the garage door with color being an essential concern. Because the garage door is the single biggest component of your home’s exterior it has to meld seamlessly with the overall aesthetics of the house. If the color is off even a little your home’s curb appeal will suffer significantly.

C & M Garage Door offers professional installations on garage doors in a variety of styles, colors and materials. Watch the video below for an overview of the popular door options we currently offer.

If you have questions about a garage door installation or need emergency garage door repair, contact C & M Garage Doors online or call (970) 663-7335.

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