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Elevate Your Garage Door

Turn heads in your neighborhood with these quick garage door upgrades from our color expert, Sue Wadden.

GREAT DOORS THINK ALIKE

Your garage door and front door share similar responsibilities, they welcome you home. Why not give them a matching look by painting them the same color?  It’s a great way to bring unity to your exterior color scheme while adding curb appeal to your home. A garage door project is the perfect opportunity to repaint your front door using Sherwin-Williams Emerald® Exterior Urethane Trim Enamel, so you can welcome your guests to your home in style.

  • SW 9141Waterloo

FRAME IT WITH CONTRAST

Your garage door doesn’t always have to blend in. Instead, why not let it stand out! Framing a dark colored garage door with white trim adds visual interest to your exterior, creating a very clean and inviting look.

  • SW 6811Honorable Blue

  • SW 7006Extra White

STAND OUT WITH MONOCHROMATIC COLORS

Add some intrigue to your garage door by using two different shades of the same color. A lighter or darker shade of your base color creates a monochromatic look that adds dimension to your garage door, while creating a soft contrast. Don’t know where to start? Visit the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer to help with your color selection

  • SW 7055Enduring Bronze

  • SW 2820Downing Earth

LIGHT IT UP

Every home has a unique look. Create cohesion between your home and garage by choosing a light fixture that matches that style. Modern homes look best with straight-lined and simple light fixtures to accentuate the natural material and texture of the home. Traditional styles look best with larger fixtures that have lots of curves and angles to match the classic architecture. Whatever your style, light fixtures offer the opportunity to spotlight your exterior décor.

  • SW 6314Luxurious Red

  • SW 6269Beguiling Mauve

ACCESSORIZE YOUR PROJECT

Sometimes the finishing touches to your painting project create the most impact. Add some extra character to your garage door by giving it a faux carriage look. Decorative garage door hardware is popular because it is inexpensive and creates added cohesion between your garage and the architecture of your home. Find hardware that suits your style and finish your project on a high note.

  • SW 6232Misty

  • SW 7005Pure White