Brick house paint colors

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Brick house paint colors
Choose the right paint colour for the shutters and trim of your brick house. (Brick Home With Garages image by pamtriv from

Choosing a paint or siding colour to match with a primarily brick house can be difficult. Some brick homes are only half brick and feature siding; other brick homes simply need matching shutters and an appropriately painted door. When choosing a paint colour to coordinate with brick, take into consideration the tone of the brick as not all bricks are the same colour. Some bricks are a deep red, others more orange, some even pink.

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Classic Black

Classic black really isn't appropriate to paint the siding of your home but works well for shutters and the door, which is especially true on homes that are grey brick. This striking combination is always in style and looks sharp. If you're concerned that black will be too dark, combine it with white trim.

Sophisticated Gray Blue

Gray blue matches well with homes of red brick and pink brick where the contrast will not be too great. In cases when you'll be painting the siding, choose a lighter shade of grey blue. In cases where grey blue will be the colour of the shutters and doors, choose a darker, more formal grey blue.


White is a classic colour to pair with brick. You can't go wrong with white in small doses. If you're painting the siding as well as the shutters, white can be a bit uninteresting and noncommittal. In this case pair white with a recessive colour like grey or blue. Keep white to the trim and the shutters. Avoid a white door as it will always show scuff marks and dirt.

Sage Green

This colour works best against orange brick homes. Sage green has a bit of grey and will neutralise the intense effects of the orange. Avoid using sage green on homes where the bricks are a deeper red as red and green are contrasting colours. You may pair sage green with white or grey for the trim of the house.


Beige sounds less interesting than it looks. When combined with bricks, beige brings a level of sophistication to the appearance of your home. Beige, as a brown, will match well with red or red brown bricks. For a home with beige siding, couple it with white trim and shutters.

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