Your garage door is one of the first things people notice about your home, so you want to ensure that it looks its best. Aside from creating a great first impression, a beautiful garage door can add curb appeal and even increase the overall value of your New Jersey home. There are numerous garage door styles available and even more colors to choose from. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best garage door color for your home.

Popular Garage Door Colors For NJ Homes

The color of your garage door often becomes the focal point of your home’s facade. Whether to complement or contrast with the color of the rest of your home is entirely up to you (and your homeowner’s association, if your neighborhood has one). Here in New Jersey, many homeowners prefer to stick with some of the most popular colors, including:

  •  White or off-white
  •  Beige or tan
  •  Natural brown to mimic the look of wood

Of course, if you prefer a non-traditional color, like forest green or burgundy, and your HOA allows it, feel free to go for it!

How to Select a Garage Door Color to Complement Your Facade

Even if you are choosing a garage door color that is considered to be neutral, it is still important that it look good with the other colors you have chosen for your home’s exterior. You should take the following into consideration:

  • Complementary Colors– If your house is painted in colors with warm tones, you should stick with the warm color family for your garage door and likewise for cool tones.
  • Sunlight – Darker colors absorb sunlight, and this can make your garage feel like an oven if it is not well-ventilated. On the contrary, lighter colors reflect sunlight, keeping your garage cooler during the hot summer months.
  • Curb Appeal – If you plan on selling your home in the future, think about what future buyers might be looking for. You may love a neon pink garage door, but buyers may not share the same sentiment.

Trust TGS for Your Garage Door Installation Needs

Here at TGS, we can create and install custom garage doors for your New Jersey home. At our initial consultation with you, we’ll take photos of your home on an iPad so that we can then overlay various garage door style and color options. This way, you can see what it will actually look like on your home.

Changing the color of your garage door can completely transform the look of your home. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and start designing your new garage door.