Home Exterior Trends for 2022 and the Best Garage Doors for Each One

When the pandemic caused more people to be homebound for extended periods, a lot of people took a look around and started rethinking their designs. Whether it’s for style or for the various uses they need in the home, new trends are popping up that are sure to turn heads.

“Feeling good at home has become a priority, so why not renovate or remodel in order to have everything under the same roof?” – Sarah, owner of Real Architecture.

Modern style poolside garden house with California full view garage door, 12' x 7', Black aluminum profile, Clear glass

Those panoramic doors caught your eye? You’ll love this beautiful 12' x 7' California all-glass garage door that features clear glass with black accents. Talk about a place to unwind!

Which best suits you? Transitional, Farmhouse, Scandinavian, or Modern?

Whether you’re building new or just doing an upgrade, it’s helpful to know what trends are popular and what styles you like best. Of course, trends change all the time so it’s important to know which ones have that more timeless look.

Transitional Style Design

2 story Transitional / Modern Farmhouse / Scandinavian style house plan, 2 single garage doors, in Flush design and Black colour

This Transitional Style home design from Anne Paquet Design fits perfectly with the Flush garage doors in Black

“Homeowners are moving away from a precise style. What they want is a timeless property that will stay elegant and beautiful over time.” – Ashley, at Anne Paquet Design.

If you want your home to be in style for years to come, the Transitional Style is perfect. You’ll enjoy the cross between traditional and modern designs, which is also known as “classic modern.”

The design features clean lines, symmetry, and simplicity. There is also a neutral colour palette with shades of warm browns and whites, gray, and beige. In this design, woods like white oak offer a standout appearance.

Close-up image on a Moderno 2-beads garage door, 12' 6" x 9', Black, Azure windows

Transitional Style doors, you say? Consider the Moderno 2 beads design, 12' 6" x 9', in Black featuring Azur windows.

For a great complement to transitional homes, the Flush or Moderno 2 beads garage door designs are a perfect fit and can be customised to your tastes.

The Modern Style

Modern style house plan including various proportions and wood insertions for more energy. Double garage with all-glass California garage doors, Black frame, Sandblasted Glass for more privacy

A Modern Style home design by Anne Paquet Design, features California full-view garage doors. Their black frame mimics the windows, while their sandblasted glass lets in natural light and still offers privacy.

Fewer and fewer people are building “boxy” homes like those of decades past. The current trends focus on mixing spaces, proportions, and other elements. The height and depth are asymmetrical to create energy and dimension, as well.

To outfit the Modern Style in the best colours, stick with white, black, and gray. You can use warm woods or stone accents to remove the coldness of the design and create a much more almost Scandinavian look. With large windows, it’s a definite WOW design!

Close-up of a contemporary house with an exclusive Vog design garage door, 9' x 7', Black, Harmonie windows left

Want something exclusive? Try our Vog garage door design, only available through Garaga. If you want the perfect complement, try Novatech’s entry door that features the same design.

The Vog, Moderno multi or Grooved designs are all deserving of consideration for Modern home designs. There are selections available in charcoal, black, or our intense gray known as iron ore walnut, making it easy to make the perfect statement, no matter what you have in mind.

The Farmhouse & Modern Farmhouse Styles

These styles are trending and designers say they’ll continue to be a popular choice for homeowners in the years to come.

A black and white modern farmhouse style 2-story house with a double Cambridge CM Design garaage door. Plan #22001 from Plan Image.

Does the contrast of black and white appeal to you? Check out Plan Image # 22001. This charming Modern Farmhouse Style has just enough modern flair in the exterior lighting, along with some wood to warm things up. This design has the garage taking up half of the façade, which means your garage door selection has to be perfect. It’s mission accomplished with the Cambridge CM design, from the double-door Townships Collection

Whether it’s modern or rustic, this is definitely the winning style of 2022 and beyond. The neutral colours mix well with the farmhouse-style architecture and offer a more subdued finish that is sleek and stylish. Essentially, it’s a mix of modern, country, and Scandinavian styles.

Check out 14 Great Modern Farmhouse and Farmhouse Style Garage Door Designs

For those who love this type of design, these garage doors are going to be a perfect choice. They pay homage to the swinging barn doors of years past and they include premium overlays with steel doors that are insulated with premium R-16 insulation. You get all the beauty and charm of wood without the disadvantages or maintenance. Plus, the overlays come in several shapes and designs, and are available in up to 10 colours to give you the perfect finish.

All white Farmhouse style home. The 2 Princeton P-21 single garage doors add a bucolic touch to this country home. Design Credit: Shoana Jensen | Photo Credit: Arthur Mola

These Princeton P-21garage doors catch your eye? For those who love the farmhouse style, having two single garage doors could play a big part in the finished look. In this picture, they take the center stage and finish the look to create a total gem of a country farmhouse

Our collection of doors with decorative overlays from the Townships Collection can help elevate your style and offer a trending look. How about a stunning Black Princeton P-12 door that will make that white farmhouse finish pop? Or, consider ice white to create a great tone-on-tone look so the lines of the design can speak for themselves.

Looking for more Modern Farmhouse and Farmhouse inspiration? Check out the selection available at HousePlans.

The Scandinavian Style

Scandinavian Style house plan. Its blond wood contrasting with black windows and front door, as well as the gable and beams over the entry door, which echo the triangular window and the slope of the roof.

This Scandinavian design is fairly typical, designed by Sarah Moore from Real Architecture. The eye is drawn to the light wood that contrasts with the black front door and windows, as well as the unique shapes of the gables and roof lines. This design loves “less is more”, which means you’ll want to install a sleek, simple garage door that has just a few elements that stand out.

Create the most relaxing and inviting atmosphere possible. Your friends will be envious when your home looks like a spa or even a cute cottage.

Warm and light colours dominate this design and the unfinished materials add to the natural look. You can choose from models like the California, Cambridge CL, Shaker-Modern XL or Flush garage door designs to coordinate with your home in the Scandinavian Style. They’re available in tons of colours but in Charcoal or Black, they’ll definitely make the best impression.

These 4 Home Styles Have Their Own Popular Colours and Materials

If you mix the raw materials in your home, it will add charm and style. And since there is a much wider selection of exterior coverings available today, you’ll find textures that can break up all the monotony of the neutral colours and simple lines to really add character.

Stone, brick, cedar shingles, and vinyl. Here, you’ll want to stick with warm colours. Bright colours like yellow and red are out and subtle colours are in. If you like your exterior colour, keep it by all means. However, if you want to choose something new, a natural colour will offer a fresh start.

Fiber cement planks or panels can also be used. They’re typically seen in Scandinavian and Farmhouse designs, and composed of a variety of cellulose fibers mixed with cement. They’re great to protect against humidity and shock, too.

Wood inserts. Everyone loves the look of wood. You’ll find a trending selection of products for all of these styles, creating warmth and richness in your home design. Arches are making a comeback, too, and when you choose blonde woods, you create that Scandinavian look naturally.

● Check out the FAQ on GENTEK and ROYAL colours to help match your garage door to your home’s exterior properly.

Cedar shingled house, double garage with Princeton P-23 garage doors, 8' x 7', Chocolate Walnut doors and mouldings and 8-pane Panoramic windows

Want wood without the work? Try these garage doors with overlays that look like custom-made wood doors. The 8' x 7' Princeton P-23 garage doors feature Chocolate Walnut doors and overlays but other colours are available.

Perhaps you already know your favourite styles? Time to think about how much insulation you need. Here’s what you should know.

A well-insulated door is a must if your garage is attached to the house. Especially if it’s next to the living room or under a bedroom, you should ensure that you have the best insulation so that you’re not losing energy in your home. This will keep the home comfortable and save you a small fortune on energy costs over the years.

The Princeton P-12, 9' x 8', Iron Ore Walnut garage doors and Ice White overlays, 8-pane Panoramic windows really enhance this Craftman home while providing R-16 insulation.

Princeton P-12 garage doors offer a unique charming look to this cute single-story design. They also offer premium R-16 insulation to ensure that the home stays temperate. There are windows to let in natural light without letting out the heat (or cold), which is great if you spend a lot of time in your garage. Here, you see Iron Ore Walnut Doors with Ice White overlays, but you can also choose this model in white or black.

The higher the R-value of your door, the better insulated your garage will be against heat and cold alike. After all, this is essentially the 4th wall of your garage.

Garaga garage doors are proudly manufactured right here in Canada where we know how to create the perfect doors to deal with temperature differences, air infiltration, and other issues. We’ve got things like weather seals and bottom rubber gap stoppers that ensure that you’re protected, as well as weather seals between the sections and joints.

After all, we know how to deal with insulation here in Canada, and we know how well good insulation can pay off in just a few years, so why not trust us for all your garage door needs?

Our Standard+ Construction and the Townships Collection Construction are what we recommend for those who want energy efficiency. Both doors feature premium construction and R-16 insulation.

This small California all-glass garage door  brings a lot of light into the all white office of this lady from Montreal, Canada.

Despite knowing that full-view doors don’t offer nearly as much insulation, this homeowner in Montreal decided a California door was still the right choice for her home office space. It brings in tons of natural light and brightens things up for the plants, while still keeping the home comfortable.

Are you swooning over the look of doors like the panoramic California? Who isn’t??

Made from sturdy aluminum, a great thermal conductor, our California doors won’t have quite the same insulation as doors that are insulated with polyurethane foam. However, they create a beautiful finish and they can do a lot more than you think, so the choice will be yours in the end.

That’s It! You know what you want and are ready to get started?

This is a great move. Garage door upgrades are consistently in the Top 3 renovations projects when it comes to resale value.

You’re probably only going to buy one or two garage doors in your entire life. Therefore, you might as well do it right. There’s a lot to think about, but you shouldn’t put the pressure on yourself to figure it out alone. The specialists are ready and waiting to help.

Call The Door Company's expert group at 613-821-2130.

Our professionals have all the experience that you need to help with your project. We can even ensure that we keep your needs for budget, style, and more. When you consider that a quality garage door could last as long as 25 years, it’s critical that you make the right choice and that’s where the experts come in handy.

More inspiration needed?

Try the image gallery. Here, we’ve got a little of everything so you’ll find your perfect look.

Want to make your own design? Our Design Centre has the tools that you need. Create your dream garage door by trying out different combinations of windows, designs, and colours. You can even upload a photo and try the door on your actual home or house plan.

Know what you want in a garage door? Contact us for a detailed quote by email.

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