“Black is popular on contemporary designs or those where we want to show contrast with a lighter color on a house,” Vaccaro says.

This moody, neutral shade is often used for a monochromatic, sleek look. It’s a popular choice for mid-century modern properties. A black garage door is often a good match if your siding features fellow neutrals such as browns, whites, grays, or even richer deep blues or greens.

As long as the garage door isn’t front-facing, painting the garage door black is a good way to ease yourself in if you aren’t brave enough to use it across your whole home.

Vaccaro recommends Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore or Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams.

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