Having a garage is great but having one that dominates the front of your home can be a design challenge. I have found that the biggest mistake homeowners make is to use color to draw too much attention to the garage doors rather than downplaying them. This is even more pronounced on a home with a protruding garage that already dominates the view of the home.
In some custom homes the garage doors add to the architectural detail and it makes sense to have them standout. However, the vast majority of homes have standard or unattractive garage doors and it is best to have them blend rather than contrast with the main color of the home.
Here are my general DO’s and DON’Ts for painting garage doors:
If the home is brick find a color that is blends with the color of the brick. This guarantees that the garage door colors will harmonize with the rest of the home and give you nice curb appeal.
To continue to draw the focus away from the garage and toward the entrance of your home select a beautiful color for the front door. You can also draw attention to your entry with lighting, colorful plants and flowers, or an interesting bench or other tasteful element near the door.
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