Need help selecting exterior house paint colors; pink brick!

Diane MeadowsNovember 3, 2013
My son is looking for some suggestions for exterior house paint colors. The house is a pinkish brick. He would like to down play the pinkish brick. He has been looking at greys. A medium grey paint with darker grey trim. He'd like to front door to pop with a hip, edgy blue. Any suggestions or direction would be appreciated! Thanks in advance! I love Houzz!
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dclostboy
This is my beach house...was same brick as the steps (replaced with bluestone now). Colors are Cabot solid stain in driftwood and sea coast, but they have a good overall palette to choose from. The brick absorbed more, but ended up consistent color with the wood.
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Diane Meadows
Thank you dclostboy. I like those colors you've chosen and thanks for including the pic! I should have stated that we weren't thinking of painting the brick. We are just trying to minimize its color if that's possible.
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dclostboy
Gray will make the brick stand out more (see steps). A soft brown may be a better choice, but go to Cabot website for ideas. I was concerned at first that it is a stain, but solid has held up extremely well on back decking, brick, wood and garage door surfaces.
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by Diane Meadows    November 3, 2013 at 6:37AM
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dclostboy
But agree that the current color isn't doing anything to help :)
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by Diane Meadows    November 3, 2013 at 6:38AM
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Diane Meadows
I know! It's awful! That's why I came to seek help for Houzzers!
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apexv
Your suggested colors sound great, the grey will help soften the "pink" appearance but the blue door might make the brick appear more red. Check out some of the examples on Houzz using search features. I typed in "exterior paint colors with red brick" for this particular search and found some pretty nice reference photos, for example:
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In most cases it appears that the accent color for the door was red or wood, I did not see an example of blue. Try another search for "blue exterior door" to see what comes up.
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Amy Cali
The super dark charcoal grey in apexv's pic gets my vote. Modern and crisp! BM's Gossamer Blue could be worth a look for the front door.
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Diane Meadows
Amy and apexv, thanks so much. That charcoal grey looks sharp and sophisticated with the brick! And I like that they used that dark grey on the entire house versus using an additional lighter grey color, which is sort of what we were looking at for this project. Gossamer Blue is gorgeous!!!! Would lighten up the door which sits back in a shady spot. Thanks again! I'm so encouraged by the great ideas on Houzz!
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TheFurnitureCollection
Hi, this post is almost a year old. Have you resolved this issue or do you still need help? Incidentally I love the advice you have received.
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Diane Meadows
Yes, I received very good advice here! The house was painted and looks great! I should post an 'after' photo!
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