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4 Simple Guidelines For Choosing Garage Paint Colours

Any time you renovate, choosing the right paint colours should be an important part of your design. Choosing garage paint colours shouldn’t be any different.

With well-chosen garage paint colours, you can really highlight the improvements made to your garage’s walls, floor, and doors. This will create an inviting environment that can increase your home’s value. When choosing your garage paint colours, follow these four simple guidelines.

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1. Choose garage paint colours that complement each other

Perhaps your garage renovation involves adding our slatwall panels, Floortex™ floor coating, garage cabinetry, or a new garage door. If so, you’ll want to choose garage paint colours that lets these features complement each other. The right combination of garage paint colours will make your space even more striking and an area of your home you’ll be proud to show off to your neighbours.

You can even use pops of colour to make your space more inviting. Inject some personality by adding a bold colour to your garage cabinetry. Add a brighter paint shade to your garage’s interior door leading to your home. Or perhaps you could use some of the colours from the accents in your speckled flooring to help tie the room together.

2. How to pick a garage wall paint colour

Freshly painted walls with the right colour can greatly improve your garage’s lighting conditions. That’s an important factor in an area where you’ll be parking your vehicle, regularly searching for items, or possibly be using tools for repairs and building projects.

A lighter garage wall paint colour will reflect light better, but you also have to be mindful that a lighter shade will more easily reveal dirt and grime. Neutral colours like grey, beige, or tan will be easier to clean and maintain than a white shade. They also offer more design flexibility.

If a lighter shade is preferred, a semi-gloss paint is a wise choice. Semi-gloss paint makes dirt less evident and is better for cleaning without showing any wear. If you have condensation issues in your garage, then a more resilient exterior paint might be more ideal.

3. Getting the right garage floor colour

Garage Living’s polyaspartic Floortex™ floor coating has numerous attractive colours to choose from. With colours that range from the natural look of Charcoal to the bolder appearance of Orbit, you can pick whatever fits with your décor’s needs.

Any Floortex™ floor coating colour you pick will be easy to maintain, however. The garage floor coating’s textured look from the decorative flakes sprinkled during the application process is very effective at hiding dirt and dust.

Garage floor colors from Garage Living.

4. Choosing your garage door paint colour

Typically, two-car garages can make up 30% of your home’s front facade, so choosing the right colour for your garage doors is important. There are differing opinions on the ideal colour schemes for a house’s exterior, but here are some generally agreed-upon guidelines to follow when choosing a garage door paint colour:

  • your front door should be your home’s focal point, so pick a garage door colour that doesn’t take attention away from it (and avoid having them the same colour)
  • refrain from using loud primary colours
  • also consider the colours of your home’s brick or siding and roofing and pick a colour that complements them

A garage is a frequently used part of your home and deserves to look its best. You can achieve that by following these simple guidelines when choosing your garage paint colours. Visit our showroom for some ideas to get you started or book a free consultation with one of our designers.

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