If you are giving your garage door a new coat of paint to celebrate spring, look to nature for your colour tones. Yellow and green are frequently associated with spring as grass starts to grow and flowers bloom, but your garage door is also a part of your home, so choose colours that tie in well with the rest of your colour scheme. By taking surrounding colours into account, you can have a fresh new look for your garage that does not seem garish or out of place.
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Your garage door should reflect the colour of your home so it doesn't draw attention away from the house or make your home appear smaller. However, a cheerful golden yellow can brighten your garage door for spring, especially if it is flanked by planters or flower beds with marigolds, daffodils and other colourful flowers. Choose a warm, rich gold that complements the other colours in your area, especially if your primary exterior colour is white, grey or any colour of stone or brick.
Grass shoots and leaves that bud and grow in spring tend to give a sense of renewal and growth to the area. Most house paint colours don't look good with a bright grass-green garage, however. Incorporate spring greens without overwhelming your home's look by painting your garage a silvery sage green or slightly more vibrant mint tone. Brown, dark red and grey homes will get a pleasant face lift from a sage garage door, while white and certain shades of blue can work well with a mint green colour tone. If your house is already dark green, choose a garage shade that is about three shades lighter than the rest of your home; if you have a pale green home already, you may actually benefit from a brighter grass green. Tie in your new spring garage door colour by painting the trim around your home the same tone.
Nature is full of bright pinks and magentas in spring, and the deeper shades of pink--even those that lean toward purple--can really enliven the look of yellow, white, beige and grey homes. As with other colours, tie in the garage door colour with splashes of the same colour elsewhere around your home, such as roof, window or door trim. Planting fuchsias, petunias and other flowers with strong pink and magenta tones will add to your home's spring face lift as well.
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