Brick is used for a variety of home styles including traditional and contemporary, and it looks especially fetching when accented with paint colors on home exteriors. These tips will help you choose the best exterior paint colors and how to use them with brick.
Brick offers a great advantage for home facades: Unlike other siding types, such as vinyl or wood, brick siding typically needs no repainting or restaining.
The paint color choice for your front door, trim, windows, and other exterior elements ultimately comes down to your personal design preferences and what colors you think look best. If you’re stuck, consider these combinations for exterior colors with brick that’s red, orange, neutral, or white.
Because red and green are complementary colors, these exterior paint colors work well with red brick homes. In a muted shade like sage, the green brings out the color of the brick without overwhelming it.
Neutral brick houses benefit from a dose of rich color, such as plum. When used on the front door or shutters, this deep shade adds dimension and keeps beige or tan brick from looking too bland.
Try this color scheme with warm-toned brick, such as red or orange. Cool shades of gray and green can help balance the brick siding for a subtly colorful palette.
For white brick exteriors, consider using darker colors for the painted exterior elements for a high-contrast color scheme. This emphasizes architectural details and creates a crisp, polished look.
For red brick homes, consider accentuating with black shutters and white trim. This contrast makes the details look polished and traditional.
Not sure about the colors you are interested in? Do a color test and look at the color at your home in both in the sun and shade to be sure you love the color in all lights.
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