Exterior trim colors for brick home
November 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a 1950's multi-colored brick cape cod home. Brick colors include yellows, oranges with a splash of deep rust. Yellow & orange bricks seem somewhat neutral in color - like they're toned down w/ gray or taupe. I love, love color but am struggling to find a way to bring right color/s to trim. I am beginning to wonder if I should stick w/ all white trim. It looks nice, classic, clean & matches the white vinyl windows. Yet I am drawn to color & creating a cozy, eye pleasing exterior look. Any suggestions? The color on front door is Ben Moore - Wolf Gray. I like it a lot yet am open to changes. Attached are 3 pics w/ white trim and 1 pic attempting to add trim color to lower level - Sherw Williams HC8 Dorset Gold.
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I have bricks in a similar color (1960's brick quad) and my roof is probably the same color, or close. When I moved in the trim was all dark brown and I felt that dated the house.

I ended up painting the trim in a color very close to the bricks, and love that much better. I think when the trim, bricks and roof are in similar tones it makes the house look more "modern" and pulled together.
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Sorry, meant to add a picture.
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Thanks for insight, Motownmom. I think I will live that a try. We are replacing our roof & soon. Do I keep the gutters white or paint them the same color as the trim? Hmmmm. As an FYI, Below is a picture w/ my house in all white trim - it didn't seem to have attached on my original posting.
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