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5 Simple Guidelines for Choosing Garage Paint Colors

Any time you renovate, choosing the right paint colors should be an important part of your design.

Choosing garage paint colors shouldn’t be any different.

With well-chosen garage paint colors, you can really highlight the improvements made to your garage’s interior and exterior.

This will create a more inviting environment that increases your family’s comfort level, as well as your home’s value.

When choosing your garage paint colors, follow these five simple guidelines.

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1. Choose garage paint colors that complement each other

A top-to-bottom garage makeover will include the addition of a number of features that allow for custom colors to be chosen.

Typically, homeowners will make upgrades to their garage by adding a new floor coating, cabinets, slatwall, and possibly new garage doors.

Choosing the right colors that let these features effectively complement each other is essential. The right combination of garage paint colors will make your space even more striking and an area of your home you’ll be proud to show off to your neighbors.

You can even use pops of color to make your space more inviting. Inject some personality by adding a bold color to your garage cabinetry. Add a brighter paint shade to your garage’s interior door leading to your home.

2. Getting the right garage floor color

All visually appealing garages have one thing in common – beautiful floor surfaces.

A durable, high quality polyaspartic floor coating is the better choice when compared to epoxy coatings and floor paints. Garage Living’s Floortex™ floor coatings have numerous attractive colors to choose from.

With colors that range from the natural look of Charcoal to the bolder appearance of Orbit, you can pick whatever fits with your décor’s needs. You can use some of the colors from the accents in your speckled flooring to help tie the whole room together.

Remember that giving yourself as many color choices as possible when planning your garage remodel will result in a finished project that fully meets your design aspirations.

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

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Having numerous options when choosing the color of your garage floor coating makes it easier to complement your garage’s décor.

3. How to pick a garage wall paint color

A fresh coat of paint on your garage’s walls and ceiling with the right color can greatly improve the space’s lighting conditions. Upgrading your garage lighting will illuminate the space even more effectively.

That’s an important factor in an area where you’ll be parking vehicles, regularly searching for items, or possibly be using tools for repairs and building projects.

A lighter garage wall and ceiling paint color will reflect light better. You also have to be mindful, however, that a lighter shade will more easily reveal dirt and grime.

Neutral colors 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 garage condensation issues, a more resilient exterior paint might be more ideal.

Another great alternative to simply painting your drywall is to have slatwall panels hung. In addition to providing plenty of versatile wall storage space, they give your garage’s interior a more modern, finished look and are easy to clean. You’ll have a range of slatwall colors to choose from in order to complement your garage’s décor.

4. Picking the ideal garage cabinet color

Another important part of many garage makeovers is the addition of garage cabinets. Their primary function is for storage, naturally, but they can also make a garage’s interior aesthetic look that much more special.

Numerous aspects of a cabinet system’s design and color scheme need to be considered. What cabinet trim and primary door and drawer color work best within your space?

Which type of cabinet countertop and door pulls make the most sense for your cabinet system’s color scheme?

Perhaps you have one or two luxury vehicles you love. Choosing certain colors for your cabinets, flooring, and walls that nicely complement the vehicles can make them stand out even more.

5. Choosing your garage door paint color

Typically, two-car garages can make up 30% of your home’s front facade, so choosing the right color and design for your garage doors is quite important.

There are differing opinions on the ideal color schemes for a house’s exterior, but here are some generally agreed-upon guidelines to follow when choosing a garage door paint color:

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

Get expert help when choosing your garage paint colors

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 colors and relying on the expertise of a garage makeover professional.

Visit one of Garage Living’s showrooms for some ideas to get you started or book a free in-home consultation with one of our designers.

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