What color to paint garage interior?

ncdelAugust 28, 2012

We are getting some garage organization system items installed & decided we'd like to have our interior garage painted (just walls) before hand to make it look really nice & also to maybe mask some marks & whatnot that are sure to happen (plus be able to wash them off easier than the builder white we have now).

I need color ideas- was thinking of a grey or maybe green/grey but would love some thoughts or photos!

Thanks!

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Annie Deighnaugh

No photos, but we went with a yellow-y off white in our old garage just to make it look cleaner and sunnier as it was always very dark.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 9:22AM
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peaches12345

We painted our garage interior in the same color as our siding- BM Camouflage, a great light gray-green. What are the colors of your exterior siding or trim?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:13AM
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tinker_2006

we're going to paint ours a cream/yellow color. The garage is so dark, the light color reflects light and make it feel lighter.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:30AM
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EngineerChic

We went with white to help bounce the light. One cool thing is that we were able to use our power sprayer to paint it - we masked off the windows & the door openers, but since you aren't looking for "fine finish" in a garage it was fun to just spray it & get it done quick. The sprayer was loud, though. So if you go that way be sure you get ear protection!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 12:52PM
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ncdel

house colors are an idea but 2 of them are very very light and the other is a darker green color (on the shake, it is craftsman style). I think the darker green might be too dark but maybe a lighter tone of it. Our garage is not very dark to begin with and is a 3 car so I'm not too concerned about making it seem dark in there with a non-cream paint. I like the idea of a grey/green.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 8:51PM
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