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Old 04-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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I have a three car garage. It's two cars wide (with a tandem in the right side). Does anyone have any suggestions on what color I could paint it? Right now it is light blue which definitely does not work for me. I plan to turn it into a garage/ workshop. Nothing fancy but definitely masculine.

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Colors are completely subjective. What if i answered green? Would you like that?

We know nothing of anything around etc. IMO- Im a painter- not a decorator. And a question like that on a forum on the internet is.. well...

Go to paint store, get a color book or swatches of things that appeal to you, see if they work in that situation.

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Good point. My thought was that maybe someone would answer with a color that worked for them. I would then make a list, go to the paint store, and make a decision. That is how I would respond. BTW, green is definitely a no. But I appreciate your input.
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White. You'll be able to see a lot better when working on the cars or whatever else.
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Try going on any major manufacturer of paints web site. Some have a design area where you can take a picture down load it on line and paint it on screen.
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Colors are completely subjective. What if i answered green? Would you like that? .
I would.

My garage is green and tan.





Kind of an 1963 industrial green.
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I would.

My garage is green and tan.





Kind of an 1963 industrial green.
Sweet garage and beautiful car.
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Battleship Grey with red trim
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Now we're talking, great suggestions!!
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Battleship Grey with red trim
No no no!
Fuschia with GREY trim!
Some people just have no taste!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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Jack wrote-
"Kind of an 1963 industrial green."

Institutional green, or clinical green : )

OP, how about a medium grey for 3', then a red band 1', then white the rest of the way up. The grey will hide some dirt and oil, the white will reflect some light. Use semi-gloss for the lower(easier to clean), maybe gloss for the red accent color, then satin for the top section.
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"Kind of an 1963 industrial green."

Institutional green, or clinical green : )

OP, how about a medium grey for 3', then a red band 1', then white the rest of the way up. The grey will hide some dirt and oil, the white will reflect some light. Use semi-gloss for the lower(easier to clean), maybe gloss for the red accent color, then satin for the top section.
That's also a great idea, thanks. I've seen that scheme at some auto shops I've been to.
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Having just painted my garage about 6 months ago and I am living with the "wrong" color. I wrestled the trade-off between using white for good visibility and grey for a more masculine and dirt-hiding color. My wife wanted white and I wanted grey. I selected a light grey as a compromise. Big mistake. The color was true to the sample but it looks almost like light-baby blue in my garage. arrgggg - not a very "manly" color.

I wish I had done it right in the first place: Add two more light fixtures (easy to do since I have access to the attic above garage) and painted at least the walls two shades darker.
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(female's opinion here) I love the grey, red, then upper white idea!!! Also if you have a favorite sports team could you incorporate those colors into your garage?
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Now that is a dream garage i would love to have in future!!!! A lift, sweet as car, and nice design garage! Wait that's just a dream I have...

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