What Colour is Best for Garage Doors?

When choosing a new garage door for your home, you’ll find a variety of styles to choose from made from a range of materials. Colour is an important consideration too, as your garage door is one of the most prominent features of the outside of your home. It can have a big impact on the appearance of your property. So which colour is best for your garage door? Let’s explore some of the more popular options.


If your home has white window frames and a white front door, choosing a white garage door will create a smart, coordinated look. White is a classic choice and can make the exterior of your property appear clean and fresh. 

A white garage door may also help to keep your garage cool by reflecting sunlight, which makes it a good choice if your garage has been converted into an additional living space and you want to maintain a comfortable temperature during the summer months.

Although stains can show on a white door, some of these can be avoided by investing in an automated garage door that can be accessed hands-free, preventing marks from mucky fingers.


Black is a sophisticated colour choice that can be used to make an impact or match the other features of your home. Another advantage of a black garage door is that it won’t show marks and stains as easily as a white door, so it will remain looking smart for years to come with fewer signs of wear and tear.


Grey has grown in popularity to become a fashionable shade in every area of the home, and that includes external features like garage doors. Like a black door, grey conceals grubby marks quite well – ideal if your garage door is frequently used or located where children play. 

If you want to create a contemporary look, a grey garage door will give your property on-trend style and great kerb appeal. This makes grey a good investment if you want to modernise your home before putting it on the market.


Many garage door materials can be produced with a woodgrain or timber-effect finish, combining the strength and durability of steel or GRP with the classic style of timber. The warm tones and natural appearance of a timber-effect garage door work well with a rural or period property, creating a rustic, homely appearance. 

Shades can range from light, Scandi-style wood to rich, darker tones, or you could choose a painted timber effect for a custom look. Whichever option you go for, a woodgrain finish is a timeless design that never goes out of style.

Visit our garage door showroom to see for yourself the range of colours available, or get in touch to book a home visit from our team, including a free survey and free quotation