We’ve explored how to choose exterior house colors with unusual roof choices, including siding colors with a brown roof and many other colors. Now, let’s take a look at brick and stone colors. If you decide to include brick or stone on the exterior of your home, be sure to consider the colors inherent in the material you are choosing. The stone or brick colors are an important part of the overall color scheme, but many people fail to consider this when choosing trim or roofing material. There is an array of LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding colors that will match stone and brick to give your home a beautiful, cohesive look.
Brick colors are typically red, orange, yellow or tan-brown. If your house is brick, it is likely that a white or off-white trim isn’t the ideal choice of siding color for red brick or most other brick colors. That’s because white trim looks too stark against the warm brick colors and its grout. Instead, siding colors that go with red brick and other warm colors include creamier tans and beiges with a yellow or green undertone for trim color. Some great options from the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim collection include Shoreline Cream, Marshland Moss or Timberland Suede.
Matching siding colors with brick exteriors can be done with many roof colors—brown, gray, black or even green looks appropriate with most brick colors. Red brick and siding color combinations are nearly endless! However, tan-brown brick needs to be paired with a dark brown or possibly a black roof rather than a gray roof.
Stone colors can be either warm or cool, and choosing which one will help you choose the right popular siding colors to match. What colors do you see in your stone? We’ve included some modern design examples to practice with. If you see orange, yellow, tan, brown or cream in the stone you choose, consider it a warm stone hue and pair it with either beige or dark brown trim (like LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Sand Dunes or Canyon Brown) and a brown roof. If instead you see gray, blue or purple, consider it a cool stone hue and pair it with off-white or gray trim (check out ExpertFinish Desert Stone or Tundra Gray) and a gray or black roof.
We’ve included some modern design examples to practice with. If you see orange, yellow, tan, brown or cream in the stone you choose, consider it a warm stone hue and pair it with either beige or dark brown trim (like LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Sand Dunes or Canyon Brown) and a brown roof. If instead you see gray, blue or purple, consider it a cool stone hue and pair it with off-white or gray trim (check out ExpertFinish Desert Stone or Tundra Gray) and a gray or black roof.
Combining brick and stone on an exterior should be undertaken carefully. There should be a color relationship between the two, or else the result can be overly busy and discordant. The most harmonious pairings of brick and stone occur when using fairly neutral, brown brick and brown stone together. Never pair brown brick and gray stone together—you simply have to pick a lane! Go gray or go brown—mixing both on the same exterior simply won’t work aesthetically. No matter your home’s aesthetic, there are colors that can work well—even siding colors that go with orange brick!
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