What color scheme should I use on my brick colonial?

It is white painted brick with black shutters and front door. Should I remove the wrought iron details?
q what color scheme should i use on my brick colonial
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 10, 2017
    What is the information you are looking for changing the paint color ,your question is very confusing?
    • Sherry Sherry on May 10, 2017
      I am looking for ideas for paint colors for the brick, shutters, and front door. I am tired of white and black.
  • FL FL on May 10, 2017
    What a lovely home! I would add red plants and flowers. Maybe window boxes overflowing with greenery and bright flowers (again, red). The wrought iron stair rail seems to blend with the house and actually is barely noticeable. If you want to put up more substantial fencing or a gated entrance that would be nice, too.
    • Lindy Lindy on May 15, 2017
      I totally agree with Ficher on this one. It is classic and gorgeous. The pops of red in the window boxes and urns on the front portico filled with the same red geraniums will pull it together. Paint your door red for a pop as well.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 10, 2017
    If it was my house (and your home is lovely by the way) I would paint it yellow with cranberry/burgundy colored shutters. I would leave the black ironwork and paint the front door black to pull it all together. I would use antique brass fixtures for porch lights, door hardware, knocker, mailbox, etc.

    The other paint combination that I think looks lovely is to paint the house a colonial beige with forest green shutters, again painting the front door black and leaving the railings.

    Please post what you decide to do!

  • Cathy Cathy on May 10, 2017
    I love the rod iron! I would add more, if you can!
  • Becky Sikora Becky Sikora on May 10, 2017
    I love white on Colonial homes. I would change the color of the shutters and the front door to freshen it up. I would add some colorful plantings appropriate to your location. I don't mind the wrought iron.
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    • Becky Sikora Becky Sikora on May 15, 2017
      Good point. I wasn't suggesting it be removed.
  • Gail Gail on May 10, 2017
    Very lovely home, love the iron works!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 10, 2017
    My suggestion since you home is very large keep your colors on a neutral side.Being tired of a color ok,however anyone can advise you on there choice.Paint is very personal ,your best bet is to think about what color would make you happy.Once you have a thought,gather paint chips ,and at that point purchase color samples.
  • Kat6146361 Kat6146361 on May 10, 2017
    You could try a light yellow with medium green shutters. Door ,a barn red. If you are tired of wrought iron nix it. I'd be careful with daring color on your brick, I think its a novelty for awhile, but we tend to tire of drastic color change faster (especially a large area)! Love your home, good luck!
  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on May 11, 2017
    Your home is gorgeous, as is. I love the iron work. I can't tell from the photo, but what color is your front door? I like Ficher's recommendation of adding color in the door, the shutters and plants. Good luck.
  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on May 11, 2017
  • BabyBoomerSC BabyBoomerSC on May 11, 2017
    I'd go with painting the brick navy blue and white for the shutters. Paint the front door green (not dark green) and yes, I would remove the iron. This would give your home an updated look and totally change the vibe.
    You need some color in the front of your house -- everything is green. Add planters/colorful pots with flowers and add flowers in your landscape beds.