My husband and I are currently trying to sell our home, and the front door needs repainting. I was wondering if I should paint the garage the same color as my front door or would this put off buyers? My home is a pale yellow vinyl, the garage door is white, and the front door is red.
Most homes are painted three different color groups, with the siding one color, the trim a second color, and doors and shutters a third color. There are exceptions, of course, especially for historic homes such as Victorians, which have their own color conventions. Bright colors are often used for trim, doors, and shutters, so repainting your front door red sounds like a good idea. Painting the garage door red, however, will draw attention to it at the expense of other, probably more interesting, aspects of your home. It is generally a better idea to paint your garage door the same color as your siding or leave it white. You might like to try out color schemes electronically with BHG Color a Home.