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2024 Garage Door Trends

Jan. 5, 2024

Making The Most of Top Garage Door Trends

Your garage door is one of the largest elements of your curb appeal. To maximize this real estate and enhance your home’s appearance, look to the top trends in garage door style to guide your decision. Wayne Dalton has been in business since 1954 and has the experience and the historical knowledge to help you make a strong design choice that you will love for years to come.


What Trend is Right for Your Home:

It’s important to take into account the architectural style of your home when choosing a garage door. The existing design of your home should be the main inspiration point for you when considering the latest trends. But ultimately, it’s about what you love. Seeking out the things you find beautiful and incorporating them into your design choices and what you surround yourself with each day is how your house feels more like a home.


1. Modern Traditional:

Traditional and classically inspired garage door styles stand the test of time for a reason. Decade after decade these styles resonate with homeowners and keep homes looking beautiful. The twist on this classic is the materials used to achieve the look. Pairing traditional style with modern materials gives homeowners the best of both worlds. On one hand you get to enjoy the comfort of a more thermal efficient door along with lower maintenance and weather stable materials. And on the other hand, you get the look of a classic door that will elevate any home with timeless touches.

red oak garage door with black trim around home


2. Two Tone:

There is no better way to make your home’s curb appeal pop than with high color contrast. No matter what style home you have from craftsman to Spanish to modern, a stark color difference from your home to your garage door make both stand out in a sensational way. You can achieve this look through materials or paint. Your garage door can be the natural element or the contrasting color. But no matter how you go about achieving this look, a two toned, high contrast color scheme is a trend that we will love for a long time.

modern custom wood garage door


3. Carbon Finishes:

A carbon wood finish is one of the latest looks developed by Wayne Dalton for the new Wood Grain Impressions™ Finishes collection. This carbon finish is rich, smoky, sophisticated, modern and classic all at once and we can’t get enough. All the new Wood Grain Impressions Finishes™ feature the latest in printing technology with a unique non-repetitive wood texture printed on durable steel. The carbon oak is one of four finishes to choose from and we are loving everything about this smoky, standout shade.

faux wood garage door


4. High Shine:

Ultra-modern, highly reflective, distinctive, striking and always dazzling—glass is a trend we can’t stop marveling at. A glass garage door can transform a space of utility into one of the most beautiful and luxurious entrances into your home. From the highly reflective Frameless Luminous garage doors that offers an almost liquid edge to edge finish to the Modern Glass Garage Doors with bold aluminum frames, the look of glass on a garage door has a modern sophistication like no other material we can think of.

mirrored gray garage door


5. Color:

A trend we can’t get enough of is color. Gone are the days of hiding your garage door behind a neutral finish. Using bold and unexpected colors on your garage door can turn this part of your home into a canvas. You can match your home’s exterior color or go with something bright and different that complements your curb appeal, but no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong with color. Wayne Dalton makes it easy to match and find the right color for you with The Wayne Dalton® TruChoice™ Color System. This custom paint process offers more than 6,000 colors so you can find just the right shade for you.

custom green garage door with green home


6. Maximalism In the Details:

Wood trim, patterned design inlays, windows and hardware accents—more is more when it comes to the finishes that take a garage door from functional to fabulous. There are so many ways to plus up a door through the use of added flourishes and details. Consider adding windows for an elevated look that lets in the light. Additional hardware can make your garage door look extremely sophisticated with very simple instillation. And wood inlays and details can heighten the look of your home’s architecture and make the garage feel more cohesive.

custom blue garage door on blue home


7. Custom Camouflage:

As much as we love the high contrast of the two-toned trend, we equally love a monochromatic look. Tone on tone, matching wood, custom matched colors and a tight color scheme give a custom appearance and a thoughtfully planned design that enriches and plays off the curb appeal of your home. It has the charming effect of making the garage door both pop and fade away into the architecture of the home and we love the dual nature this trend brings.

gray garage door with matching home


8. European Flair:

We love the look of old-world charm on a garage door. Classically European designs have the power to transport a home to another time and place so much so that you just might think a horse and carriage lives inside your garage instead of your car. A design trend we never tire of the use of these European inspired garage doors to bring a since of history to your home.

wood european style garage door

From modern glass to playful color to classic styles, we hope these eight design trends inspire you to make the most of your garage door and maximize the curb appeal of your home.



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