I just saw a post in your blog about Tudor house colors. We just bought a 1985 Tudor house last year and are thinking about painting it this spring. I am in loveeee with dark browns (really dark) and blacks. I would like to show you a picture of our house and see if you have any tips on colors. Thank you!
If you are a fan of dark browns, then a classic Tudor color palette is perfect for you. One of my favorite dark browns is Sherwin Williams Polished Mahogany SW2838. (on the wall below with the antlers is polished mahogany) I also like 6076 Turkish Coffee. (Turkish Coffee is in the photo below with the wainscoting) For super dark browns, look in the black section of your paint samples, like SW7048 Urbane Bronze. Make sure the tone of the paint is consistent with the tone of the dark brown color in your brick.
Keep in mind that the higher the contrast, the darker your brown will appear. The lighter the field color, the darker your brown will seem. Play with field colors to find one that works well with your brick color. Sample quarts, sample quarts. A rich wood front door is a perfect way to finish off the look.
Good luck with your paint job!