Need help picking an exterior trim color
kgalberts
July 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We recently purchased this house and are in the middle of doing some exterior cosmetic upgrades. We want to paint the trim (the current color is just too muddy for our tastes), but aren't sure what color will work with the brick. I'm not sure how well the color reads in this picture, but in person, the brick color has yellowish undertones. We originally thought white, but are now thinking that it may be too stark of a contrast. We're likely going to paint or replace the front door as well.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!
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libradesigneye
Congratulations on your new home. Yes, with blond brick I do think that white will be too much of a contrast. You can go to a creamy off white, but I think you would be happiest with a neutral greige - something like http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW2821-downing-stone/ Then you can do a creamy offwhite color on your entry door to bring the eye there - something like sw caen stone - something to match the creamy blond brick in tone.
July 17, 2013 at 11:04am      Thanked by kgalberts
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kgalberts
I really appreciate your response - I hadn't thought of greige yet, but I could definitely see that working. Thanks again!
July 17, 2013 at 11:32am   
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