Stone and Blond Brick House Trim Colors
June 20, 2007 § 261 Comments
When you’re dealing with natural materials, I like to stay in the earth tones for trim color. And there’s nothing more striking than a dark wood door on a stone facade. For me, it just conjures up images of castles and old English cottages. Choosing colors that come out of the natural variation in the stone or brick makes the most sense to me. Yes, we’re talking creams, taupes, and tans. But depending on the tones in your stone or blond brick, you could lean in the clay red direction or chocolate brown.
Keeping the house natural may seem blah, but that’s the way the house would look if it were built centuries ago. Don’t ignore the roof color though, and if you’re choosing a roof for a stone or brick house, I would avoid a lot of color variation on the roof. It will look really busy if the roof is not a solid color. Some people like that — but I get migraines.