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Old 07-06-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Help with paint colour for the garage and front door


I don't know if there is a rule that says......

Garage door and front door colour, has to match some paint on the house? I am not happy with all that "Greyish" going on in front of the house, and am looking to break some of that up with some paint.

Looking at the links below, what is your suggestion for colours, am thinking of tapping into the brick colour and do some kind of reddish brown similar to the colour we used for the inside of the front of our previous house in the 3rd link









Some computer trickery, what do you guys think of the makeover, should I go for the brownish look for the garage and front door?

What do you think of this makeover for the garage?

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There are no set rules, in general three colors are good, a body color, trim color and accent color, your door would fall under accent color, you can pick any color, choosing a color from your brick, a color from your roof. Shingles or any other interesting architecture on your home is a good start. www.kelloggspainting.com we have a page that's all about color selection with videos and a visualizer.

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I would not do red on the garage door - that would make your house look too imbalanced/lopsided (you already have enough red/brick on the right side).

If you don't like the current gray, your other option is the same white you have on the trim and other woodwork. In fact, that's what I would do.
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I would not do red on the garage door - that would make your house look too imbalanced/lopsided (you already have enough red/brick on the right side).

If you don't like the current gray, your other option is the same white you have on the trim and other woodwork. In fact, that's what I would do.
Thanks for that...so just white eh, nothing else you can think of?
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I think I'd do a darker blue for the garage & front door
....but I like blue
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Thanks for that...so just white eh, nothing else you can think of?
Unless you change the body or the trim color as well, white will work best (as boring as it sounds). You already have 3 colors going on (blue/gray, white and brick red), so in your situation it's better to reuse one of them instead of introducing a new one (that will not relate to anything and look out of place).

Hope this makes sense

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I agree with lenozhka.
White is your best option with your existing color scheme.

You could upload your picture to the Sherwin Williams Color visualizer-->https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/
and see what color looks best to you.
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It's really better not to add another color aside from the colors you already have. White may look a simpler color but it would fit in different color schemes you have already in home. My home is a white house, all colors outside are all white but the dramatic combination of colors is inside.


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