Our 9 Favorite Garage Door Paint Ideas

You probably don’t look at your garage door and think “focal point” or “home design.” But garage doors are just as important a feature as the front door, providing not just shelter for your car, but curb appeal, too. Here are our favorite garage door paint ideas and some colors you are sure to love.

Choose Bold Paint Colors

black garage door

Black homes are in, but what if you’re not ready to embrace the color on your whole house? Try painting your garage door black. Black garage doors look super-crisp against a white or light-colored house and make a statement with a deeper modern color like blue too.

black garage door exterior

Coordinate your home’s look by choosing a garage door color that matches the color of your roof. Natural your roof color works as a garage door color scheme and creates a professional, polished look.

red garage door

Deep red doors make a statement on this beige-colored brick house. They pick up the pink hues in the stone, giving the whole place a unified look with a bold statement.

yellow garage door

Use the color wheel to pick your paint colors. For example, while blue and red are popular colors…take a chance and go with a yellow garage door. Yellow paint is not as bad as you might think.

Rustic Wood Garage Doors

wood garage door

A Rustic stone-and-brick home needs equally rustic details. Enter wooden garage doors. Stained-wood barn doors give this home the feel of an upscale stable house or barn. With a lighter home, go for darker doors.

brown garage door

Against a darker house, use stained wood garage doors in a lighter or similar tone. That way, they don’t get lost in the overall look of the house.

Neutral Paint Colors for Your Garage

light garage door

This light gray is a cousin to the delicate Robin’s Egg Blue. Against a pastel gray home, a white home, or a light tan home, this oceanside neutral color looks fresh and romantic.

gray garage door

If you want your garage doors to disappear, paint them the same color as the home. Then, your finishing touches will be what people see.

neutral garage door

Choose a natural hue, like forest green, then paint the whole house — trim and all — the same color. The house becomes one with the woods around it, even as its beautiful lines stand out.

Do you know about our Color Tool? You can request free paint swatches, browse trending colors and get ideas for your choosing the right garage door color. And at Paintzen, we make quality painting easy. Get a quote for your painting project, and we’ll handle the rest.


Kelley Rebori

Kelley Rebori has written for national brands like Paintzen, HGTV, the DIY Network and Trulia for more than a decade. She loves home renovation projects, chocolate icing and small poodles. She and her husband split the year between their homes in Tennessee and Italy.