I am completely overwhelmed! I have a red, orange brick that I am trying to complement with new exterior paint colors. Thinking of BM briarwood for siding, Revere Pewter for trim, Britannia Blue for the door and Westcott Navy for the shutters. I also have vinyl, white windows that tend to stand out a bit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Have a great day!
Is it just me or is everyone painting their house the color the Restoration Hardware showroom? Sometimes it is a great selection. There have been posts where I have suggested very similar colors- but those clients did not have a beautiful brick house like you do. You might not like what I have to say- but you can totally ignore it if you'd like. You have a classic brick home, and have selected a super- trendy color pallette. I would not do that. This might sound boring to you- but this is how I would paint your house:
Anyone recognize it? It's the "Home Alone" house. (It's almost October- I'm getting into the Christmas spirit). Rich black shutters and door with white trim.
This is an idea of what brick looks like with blue shutters and door:
Do you sometimes have to stare at a photo and wonder if you like the combination? A really great combination does not require that. Personally, I don't like the blue. I don't like brick with brighter blues or grayer blues, or anything. If you like that- by all means do it- but if you want my opinion- I'd go black.
I like blue shutters with a white or gray home, just not a brick one.
Now- here's brick with a neutral gray like you selected:
Is it hideous? No. But to me- this is so much prettier:
I like the sharp contrast. White or cream? Go off your window color- it looks more white to me. Your door can go white or black or white door trim and black door. I'd have my black be much deeper than your current color of shutters. Make it a sharper, richer contrast.
There are a lot of people that might disagree with me and think I am "boring"- and if you do- please comment- tell me all about how dull that sounds to you. ;-)