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What colour garage door?

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  1. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I am replacing an existing garage roller door/pedestrian door with one large roller door - a B&D Firmadoor. Can't decide on the colour though (limited range of Colourbond colours).

    Any thoughts? I've used the colour visualiser on the B&D website, but nothing looks that great. Currently leaning toward Woodland Grey.
     

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    Paint your fascias, gutters & down pipes to match the colour scheme you want.
     
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    Thanks, but what colour?
     
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    Work out what colours you want the rest of the house
     
  5. Joynz

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    Hi Bob and Scott

    Thanks for your replies.

    I'm hoping for some assistance with the colour.

    Since the garage door is the biggest element that will change, it makes sense to start with that colour and then select the trim colors to match or tone.

    Just have no idea what the colour should be...
     
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    I am more partial to the blue/blue grey (right photo):
    Roller Shutter: Colorbond Blue Ridge UD C14

    Fascia: Dulux Colorbond Torres Blue UD C9
     
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    I'd go for either surf mist or gull grey. Looking at the colour palette online won't help you. Surf mist is pretty much every white roof you see, gull grey is the next lightest colour. Then match gutters and fascias etc

    If you choose a dark colour I think it might blend too much with the dark brick and dark roof.
     
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    I have used woodland grey with Brighton Bricks from Austral and I have used monument with Chestnut bricks from Austral. Both looked good in my opinion.

    I have seen Surf Mist with Fawn bricks from austral and Jasper with Chestnut bricks from austral, not a big fan of either.
     
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    You already have an olive kind of colour which, in my opinion, kinda looks ok. Would you consider pale eucalypt or something more olive? Another more modern warm brown-grey is cove. Much less attention than the greys but the more I see it, the more I like it. I wouldn't put a blue grey with those bricks.
    Having said all that, I do like woodland grey and the darkness may break things up a bit between roof and bricks.
     
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    I would go black and paint gutters black too.
     
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    Colours from the range - in order from top - (showing a panel door, but I will actually have a roller door):
    Pale Eucalypt
    Woodland Grey,
    Cove,
    Surfmist,
    Shale Grey,
     
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    I like the very dark grey one with this brick colour. Probably softer than straight black, though we have done black door and with sunlight hitting it, it isn't really "midnight black". But I vote for the Woodland Grey of those above. Give it some "kapow!!!"
     
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    Yeah woodland grey or charcoal.
    Interesting that Cove comes up so blue with the bricks.
     
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    Always do what @wylie and @WattleIdo say, especially is they Say the same! :D

    Find a universal colour. Something that will date well and ok good now and if you paint in the future
     
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    That's why I'm suggesting that the gutters & fascia need painting. With the olive green on the roofline, you're pretty much stuck with mission brown for the shutter if you don't want a 1/2 @rtsed colour scheme.
     
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    Agree with woodland grey. And when the time is right, paint (or replace) gutters, and paint trims to match.
    Marg
     
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    Woodland Grey has quite a bit of green in it which doesn't show up when you are looking at small samples.
    Colorbond Basalt which is a newer colour is more a true grey and I think will go better.
    The other option is the timber grain like cedar in the range.
    So my picks are Basalt or Monument if you want a bit darker)
     
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    image.jpeg Monument
     
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    image.jpeg Basalt
     
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    Prefer monument to basalt.
    Marg
     
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