You May Want To Think Twice Before Painting Your Garage Door This Color

Are you thinking of painting your garage door? Updating a garage door with a fresh coat of paint is a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your home. However, it's critical to choose the right garage door color. After all, a garage door is a major part of a home's exterior. It's also the main focal point of your house and everyone who passes your home will see it. 

While neutrals are always a safe bet and work well with most exteriors, you might be getting tired of the same old shades of white or gray. Perhaps you are thinking about taking a risk and choosing a bold color for your garage door — something that will make a statement and fit your personality. 

The color red will certainly attract a lot of attention but there are a few things to consider about this bold hue before getting out your paintbrush. Red garage doors can be an eyesore and overwhelm some exteriors. Plus, many homeowner associations (HOAs) have rules that ban bold exterior colors. But if your neighborhood permits it, red can look great in some situations, making it worth considering. Here's what you need to know.

Red is daring but it may be too much for a garage door

A red garage door will give your exterior a dramatic, bold look. However, you should use caution when considering this color for your home's exterior. If your door isn't in the best shape, and has dents and dings, skip the red paint and consider a neutral color scheme instead as a bright red color can draw attention to imperfections. 

Next, you'll want to make sure that red will complement your exterior. Consider the color of your brick, siding, and roof. If your house is white, tan, or sand-colored, red can be pleasing to the eye. Red can also suit vinyl, stone, and stucco, as long as the exterior is a neutral color. Moreover, bold red works well with modern homes, but if you aren't ready for a bright red, you can go with a darker shade like antique, coral, or maroon. 

If you decide to go with red, make sure you reach out to your HOA to get approval before you get started painting. The last thing you want is to receive a notice from your HOA telling you that you have to re-paint the door.