How to Choose Painted Brick Colours to Complement Your Garage

Do you want to instantly refresh your home’s brick exterior without shelling out for major renovations? Paint it! The right paint colour can rejuvenate your property at minimal expense. Here are a few tips for choosing a colour that complements your home’s features without taking away from its charm.

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Popular Colours on Trend

Generally, it’s best to stick with a relatively neutral shade to complement your home’s existing details, like the trim and garage door. Here are four of the most popular colours to paint your brick home.

White or off-white

White is a classic colour that will stand the test of time. It can make even the ugliest brick exterior look crisp and clean. Another benefit of white-painted brick is that it makes your home look larger. If you’re worried about pure white being too stark, opt for an off-white, like cream or ivory, to tone things down.

Pairing white-painted brick with black or dark brown accents is a classic contrasting combination that creates a particularly sophisticated look. Therefore, if you have a dark, wood-look steel garage door, white brick is an elegant option.

Light grey

Light grey is a stylish shade that can instantly modernize your abode. Pairing this colour with a bright white vinyl garage door is a winning combination. White trim can also help call attention to your home’s architectural details.

Conversely, pairing light grey brick with a black garage door offers a statelier appearance. This combination is particularly well-suited to modern farmhouses. Moreover, light grey painted brick pairs particularly well with wrought iron details and will tie everything together nicely if you have a carriage house door with hammered metal accents.

Black or charcoal

Black comes in a wide range of tones and saturations, from pitch black to charcoal. Painting your brick in this dark hue lends an upscale look to your home, especially if you have a contemporary glass garage door. But since black pairs well with almost every colour, the possibilities are endless. For example, if your garage door is in a funky colour like dusty mulberry or navy blue, a charcoal-painted finish on your brick will blend in seamlessly.

Sage green

This muted shade of green ties beautifully into the greenery and nature surrounding your home and looks particularly great with warm natural woods. For example, if you have a wood garage door or a Craftsman-style front door, sage green will further elevate these elements. You can also combine this colour with taupe or burnt orange. These colour combinations instantly conjure images of cozy cottages and rustic cabins.

Finally, to ensure a near-perfect finished product, adequately prepare the surface and invest in good-quality paint to seal and protect your brick from inclement weather.

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Don’t Forget About Your Garage Door

Painting your house is a common way to improve curb appeal, but there’s no point in painting the brick on your home if your garage door has seen better days. While a fresh coat of paint can do wonders, keep in mind that painting your garage door could negate your manufacturer’s warranty, so tread lightly!

If your garage door is beyond needing a minor facelift, replacing or retrofitting it is one of the best investments you can make to add value to your property. No matter how old your home is, a new garage door can make it appear more modern and inviting. Our team can help you choose the right product and have it professionally installed.

Once installed, we can help you extend the lifespan of your garage door with our comprehensive planned maintenance program. One of our expert technicians will visit your home regularly to inspect your door and ensure it continues to work as it should. They’ll be able to detect minor problems before they become major issues.

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Western Canada’s Masterful Garage Door Experts

If you want to transform the exterior of your home with new paint and doors, Creative Door Services™ can help you find the perfect garage door to match or complement the look. Whether you have a contemporary, Victorian, colonial, Tudor, or farmhouse-style home, we have doors in your price range that will make your home stand out. We also carry a huge selection of garage door openers and access control solutions to keep your home and family safe.

To learn more about our products and services, or to get a free quote, contact us today. We have eight locations from which were happy to serve you. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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