Choosing a new colour palette can be challenging for home exteriors with brick and siding. To make it easier to achieve the ideal look, use these four techniques to colour-coordinate siding with brick and create cohesion between materials:
- Colour Match
Create a unified look by colour matching your brick and siding. Pull a colour from the brick and use it on the remainder of your home. Alternatively, paint the brick the same colour as the siding to blend the brick with the cladding. Repaint your exterior trim and window shutters to tie it all together.
- Go Monochromatic
Use a monochromatic colour scheme to subtly differentiate between materials. Choose colours one to two tones lighter or darker than the other to achieve this look. For example, use soft, warm and earthy tones, or go bold with light grey bricks and dark charcoal siding.
- Use Neutral Colours
Tone it down with a timeless neutral colour scheme that comprises crisp whites or warm beiges. Elevate a traditional brick and siding facade with vinyl cedar shake and natural wooden accents. If you plan to sell soon, remember that neutral colours may be more appealing to homebuyers.
- Add Contrast
Use eye-catching colour to make the brick and siding contrast against one another. Choose a bold-coloured siding that makes the brick stand out for striking contrast. Consider using complementary colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel such as red and green. Red brick can also contrast nicely against navy blue siding with white trim.
Use the Gentek Visualizer to experiment with these techniques on your exterior and find the perfect brick and siding colour combination for your home.