Neighborhood Garage Door Service

"Over 1800 Happy Customer Reviews!"

Review logos

Affordable Garage Door Repair
in Your Neighborhood

We're Open Nights & Weekends - $0 Extra Charge

Garage Door Repair Coupon
100 Dollars Off New Single Garage Doors
$125 Off New Garage Door Opener
$200 Off New Double Garage Doors

How to Choose the Right Color for Your Garage Door

  • admin
  • 19 Oct 2016
  •   Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Color for Your Garage Door

Have you ever put any real consideration into choosing the right color for your garage door? Unfortunately, many people have not. Considering that a large amount of your home’s facade is made up of your overhead door, this is a big oversight. Let us at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of The Bay Area, CA share some thoughts factor into your choice of garage door color.

Overall Style of the Home

The total look and feel of your home is the first factor in choosing a garage door color. Different styles will require different considerations. A rustic home probably won’t feature lots of contrast or bright, vibrant colors. A contemporary home with sleek lines and modern design would work well with bold colors. A simple, down-home kind of house calls for warm, calming colors.

Building Materials


The materials your house is built from will have a big part in choosing the right color for your garage door. A wood-sided home or log cabin would benefit from warm, earthy colors that won’t be too garish. Perhaps consider coordinating with your roof or trim colors. A bright white door would not fit well here.

Brick homes can be tricky. A door that matches the trim color can allow it to blend seamlessly into the home, while a white door can brighten the home. You could also try to match the brick color itself, but be careful. If your facade is made of multiple colors of brick, remember that whatever color brick you choose will suddenly stand out vividly when highlighted by a matching overhead door.

Vinyl sided homes can be just about any color, so other factors will have to come into play for choosing the right color here. A separate, metal construction garage of a muted color would benefit from the pop of a white door, giving some needed contrast.



It’s important to consider the other homes in your neighborhood when choosing a garage door color. Do you want your home to stand out from the crowd? You could consider a bold look like black or forest green. Perhaps you want to blend in more? Take a look at what other homeowners have done and ask their advice.

You’ll also want to check with neighborhood standards. If your home is in a community with a property owner’s association or homeowners association, you’ll want to consult the standards laid out by that body. If you aren’t in a POA/HOA regulated neighborhood, you still need to check for other standards, particularly if you’re considering something bold or dramatic. Historical areas can have many laws and codes on the books. These can carry severe fines, so make sure you’re on the right side of the law.

There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right color for your garage door. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of The Bay Area, CA has trained professionals ready to take your call and help you in choosing the best options for you and your home. If you’re considering an upgrade or replacement, call us today!

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

positive reviews

We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

We Service All Makes and Models of Garage Doors and Openers