Ask the Expert – Garage Doors

Christine, What color should the garage door be on a property where the garage doors are front facing and loom large at the end of a driveway? I have been […]

Christine,

What color should the garage door be on a property where the garage doors are front facing and loom large at the end of a driveway? I have been told to paint them the same color as the front door, is that correct?

– Mary B, Columbia, Maryland

Mary, absolutely not!

It is a staging myth to paint garage doors and entry doors the same color. It’s just too overwhelming! Instead, it is much better to have those garage doors fade into the background so the entry door to the property is the featured focal point. I suggest painting the garage doors the color of grout if the home’s facade is brick or stone. Include the trim around the garage as well (do not frame it in white as most do). For a different material, blend the garage door to match the main color of the house in a mid-tone.

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Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: http://www.christineraelivingoils.com