5 tips to choose effective combinations for matching garage and entry doors

5 tips to choose effective combinations for matching garage and entry doors

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Complementary garage and front door

Whether you are constructing a new home, renovating, or renewing your home’s exterior look, matching garage and entry doors is a simple yet effective way to enhance your facade’s appeal and the value of your home. A cohesive combination of colors and designs is a powerful way to make your house stand out as one of the most attractive in your neighbourhood.

Finding the right combination of colors, design and materials for your home can be tricky. Here are 5 tips on how you can choose matching garage and entry doors with Dodds that will take your exterior look to the next level. 

Identical Styles for Both Doors

The easiest way to achieve a cohesive look is by matching garage and entry doors with the same colour and design.  

A minimalist and uniform approach is a great way to make your facade attractive and appealing. 

Dodds provides a variety of garage and entry door styles including modern and coach house as well as a range of colour options to choose from.

Tip – Matching garage and front doors does not mean they have to be identical always, selecting complementary or contrasting colours can create a compelling look as well. For example, a simple white garage door combined with a front door of another color.

Matching modern doors

 

Keep in Mind Your Surroundings

When selecting the colour, style and design for your doors, it is important to consider the surroundings and overall look of the house. 

For example, a bright and bold colour will fit better in a lively and happening location as compared to a quiet and peaceful one. 

It is also important to take into consideration the overall look of the house, a traditional style door for a modern and sophisticated house will likely be a mismatch.

Tip – Use the Dodds Design Centre to find colour shades that pair well with the dominant shades of your house and neighborhood. 

Matching garage and entry doors

 

Selecting Complementary Designs and Features

Dodds has a diverse range of designs to choose from, ranging from traditional garage doors to the exclusive Dodds platinum series. 

The garage and front door do not have to be of the same design, installing complementary designs can provide the attractive look you need.

Tip – Incorporating identical door features like windows, door handles and glass panels will help elevate your facade look.

Black garage door with windows

 

Matching Materials

There are many different materials in which doors are available. The material must be chosen considering the climate you live in, to ensure it will stand up to the elements.  

For example, steel doors can withstand high winds and are one of the best in terms of durability. Wooden doors on the other hand provide a rustic feel that is unavailable with other materials but may be susceptible to cold temperature, moisture and premature rotting. 

Tip – The material covering your home’s exterior will likely influence the materials you use for your garage and entry doors. For example, a wooden door will likely be a suitable match for a home with a wooden siding.

Grey garage door with handle

 

Architectural Style

Finally, it is essential to keep in mind the architectural style of your home when installing garage and front doors. For example, a modern garage door with glass panels combined with an old rustic house may be unpleasant to the eye because of the two very diverse looks. 

Here are some combinations that work well together:

  • Traditional and rustic doors complement a classic and antique facade look 
  • A modern architecture can be paired with a sophisticated full glass garage or entry door.

Modern style garage door

 

We’ve given you the tips, now it’s your turn to take your home exterior to the next level.

Contact Dodds to learn more about your garage door style and design options, call us today at (416) 225-1600 to book a no-obligation, FREE consultation with one of our garage and entry door experts.