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Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for Your Brick Home

Last updated 4 years ago

Your home’s exterior reflects the personality of the people within. If you are considering painting your brick home, it’s important to choose a color that is both indicative of your personal style and that will improve the curb appeal of your property. Whether your home is completely brick or only features brick accents, keep reading to discover the best colors to paint your home.

Tips for Whole Brick Homes
Neutral colors accentuate the look of a brick home without becoming overpowering. A warm color such as taupe will create the illusion of a sandstone exterior and can be paired with darker green or brown accents to add depth. If you prefer a cool color palette, a misty or frosty grey color will make your brick exterior look like marble. Choose complementary colors for trim and accents such as dark brown, white, or violet.

Tips for Brick Accent Homes
If your home features brick accents, choose colors that will complement the red color of the brickwork. Dark-colored homes look excellent with lighter, neutral paint colors to bring out brick without causing distraction. If your home is a bold red, green, or blue, consider a chalky white if you choose to paint the brick. A home that incorporates green and beige hues can benefit from a dark brown paint on brick accents.

Tips for General Brick Painting
Because brick is a very different surface than wood or vinyl siding, it’s important to make sure you use a paint designed to cover and protect this unique material. Additionally, consider your color choices in view of your entire neighborhood—how will the paint you choose affect the way your home fits into its surroundings? While you may have leave to paint your home any color you’d like, painting it an extreme color could disrupt the flow of your neighborhood.

Are you ready to paint your home? Contact Browder Painting by calling (805) 544-0547 for exterior painting solutions in San Luis Obispo. You can find more advice and inspiration for painting your home’s exterior or interior on our website.


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