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While some homeowners might simply use their garage to store old clutter and keep their car protected during the winter, your garage space is actually an extension of your home, and can be re-designed, re-modelled, and upgraded to suit your style and needs. One of the most cost-effective ways to spiff up a garage is by giving it a paint make-over; whether you want to opt for classic gray hues or try your hand at something more colorful and creative, a paint job can transform a dull, dusty garage into a place where you actually enjoy spending time.
In this blog, we're going to take a look at 6 stunning garage paint ideas, from classic muted tones to slightly more creative and eccentric ideas. So without further ado, let's take a look!
This question is really entirely subjective; it's a bit like asking what color works best for a bedroom, living room, or kitchen. The answer is simple: the color that suits you (and your home) the most. However, it's a good idea to think about the uses and functions of your garage before settling on a paint color.
For example, if you work from home and use your garage space as a home office, you'll want to invest in lighter, stimulating colors that won't drown out the space or make you feel like you're working in the dark. Similarly, if your main use for your garage is to host friends (for example, if you've turned your garage into a rec room) you'll want to go with bold and bright colors that are easy to decorate around with furniture and textiles.
So, if you need some inspiration, we've put together 10 paint ideas for your garage, from the slick and simple to the slightly more outlandish:
Grey is a timeless color for any room, and it's especially suitable for a garage space. Choose a light gray to open up the space and make it look bigger, or opt for a darker charcoal tone if you want to create more of a moody "man cave" atmosphere.
If you're familiar with garage tiles, you'll know that black and white checked tiles (as well as black and red designs) are all the range; whether they be from Swisstrax or Racedex. If you already have this type of flooring installed in your garage, you can expand on the color theme and opt for paint colors that match the tiles themselves.
Aside from matching your garage flooring, you can also paint your garage space to match your storage cabinets; for example, Newage cabinets come in gray, black, silver, and red models, so you can easily balance these bolder tones out with lighter shades of the same color, or mix and match to create something two-toned.
If you want to create something dramatic and moody, jet black is the way to go; it's a classic paint color for any garage, and can really create a stripped-back, sophisticated look if done right. We'd argue that jet black walls are best suited to a garage that is used primarily for storage space or vehicle space; if you plan on using your garage for other purposes (such as working or DIY projects) a lighter tone is probably the better option.
That being said, black walls could make for an excellent home cinema in your garage! If you invest in modular garage cabinets - such as ULTI-Mate cabinets - you can opt for a set with space for a large TV, and the jet-black walls can help create that movie theater atmosphere right in your very home. Pass us the popcorn!
Alternatively, bright white walls can also look amazing in a modern garage space, especially if you want to create the illusion of more space or use the garage for hosting friends or game night. To create an aesthetic balance, pair white garage walls with metallic accents (like platinum or gray cabinets) for a minimalist yet stylish look.
White walls also make it easier to find tools that have been stored away on higher shelves; they might become more obscure and difficult to locate when in front of darker walls. On the downside, white paint can be more difficult to clean, so we'd recommend opting for a finish that's easy to clean, such as high gloss.
Finally, why not add a bit of fun to your garage space by introducing stripes? This is an easy way to introduce a pop of color and liven up the space; you can create lines using painter's tape and choose any shades you like, whether it be red and white or black and white, or something altogether totally different. Stripes also allow you to mix and match with the color of your garage cabinets, without going overboard and creating a one-dimensional space with just one color.