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While exterior home trends may not change dramatically from year to year, there are styles and finishes that continue to gain popularity. Texture and color tend to be front and center when it comes to trend setting, and 2023 is no different. Here are five garage door design trends homeowners are embracing when building or renovating a home right now.

Trend: Transitional Exteriors

Homeowners are creating a hybrid look that incorporates farmhouse and craftsman elements, as well as traditional and modern influences into their exterior design. Because of its size and visibility, the garage door can be a style anchor or as a space to show off your personality with a unique material or color.

Carriage house garage doors can be the obvious choice for a farmhouse build – until you inject the word “modern” into it. The owners picked sleek frosted glass garage doors with black aluminum frames to play off the black and white color scheme as well as the expansive windows on the front of the house.

Trend: Black Garage Doors

Black is back in a big way — especially as an accent color on windows, garage doors, and trim. Dark siding evokes a modern vibe and makes for a more interesting design that will stand out from other houses on the block.

Trend: Natural is the New Neutral

Natural wood is making its way throughout the home, because rustic brings warmth, especiallyto modern minimalism. It can be used as an accent color on dark exteriors or as a “third neutral” on black and white exteriors that ties together stained columns, the front door and cladding. Whether you’re a pure wood purist or want the look of wood without the upkeep, Clopay offers dozens of wood species as well as low-maintenance steel or composite doors that mimic the look of real wood.

Trend: Indoor-Outdoor Connections

Floor to ceiling doors that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living and flood rooms with natural light are a priority for homeowners. Builders are getting creative and installing glass garage doors that can be rolled up when the weather is nice to expand square footage for outdoor entertaining.

Trend: Big and Tall or Very Small

Garage doors are getting taller and wider to accommodate SUVs, RVs, boats, and recreational vehicles.

It’s not uncommon to see different size garage doors placed side-by-side on new homes and garage additions.

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