What color should I paint the addition on my brick house? HELP!!!!!

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Note: the tall bushes in the front along with the yellow forsythia is gone. The under trimming of the roof is brown.

q what color should i paint the addition on my brick house help
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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Feb 19, 2019

    Hi there, I think a dark blue might be a nice contrast with the same color trim to make it all cohesive.

    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Feb 20, 2019

      Yep I think that would help give it a more cohesive look, painting out all of the trim on the entire home the same color. After that I picked blue just because the siding and the brick will never be the same might as well embrace it :) Blue/gray and brown/red generally create a nice contrast!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Feb 19, 2019

    I'd leave it brick, but I'd paint trim on other part of house(greenside) white around windows and brown eaves to blend it all together. It's nice

    • Shannon Shannon on Feb 19, 2019

      Thanks Lynn! I was so consumed with the color of the house....it never occurred to me to paint the trim around the windows! You all picked that out right away!

  • Irene Gronewald Irene Gronewald on Feb 19, 2019

    If you want it all uniform ...brick color this needs the brick color for all of house,my opinion ,the rust gutter needs to be painted same as brick portion of home`s gutter,I see brick ,white and grey, the bright white of windows and door ...not really flowing here, accent the green color of your gutters for windows frames , door painting the recessed brick above back door same color as door,and add a iron ornamental fixture,some rose bushes and flowering plants...good luck

    • Shannon Shannon on Feb 19, 2019

      Irene, just so I'm clear, your saying paint the green side of the house a brick color? Making it all uniform? If so....that's what I was thinking. I like the idea of painting above the door the same as the door. As far as the green (yuck!) I hate that color. It's the color I really want to get rid of :/ I did plant hostas in front with some grasses and the shrubs along the retaining wall are about 3' tall now. I'm hoping to make a hedge row. Love your ideas and I appreciate the imput! Thank you!

  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 20, 2019

    I'd paint the green white to match trim of the brick side; especially since you hate the green color (me too).

  • Cherie Cherie on Feb 20, 2019

    Paint same color as brick so if looks like 1 house.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 20, 2019

    Perhaps you could paint it to match the under trimming of brown, or the color of your fence next to the brick.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 20, 2019

    Also, I meant to say, paint the window sills the same as the brick window sills also.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Feb 20, 2019

    Our house was half brick half siding when we bought it. We stained the brick--stain absorbs into the brick and won't flake off like paint will--and painted the siding with paint the exact color of the stain we used on the brick. Now--10 years later, it still looks great and it is cohesive because the house is all the same color. I have not regretted for one second staining the brick. This is, of course, a decision only you can make, but no matter what color you choose for the siding, it will always be a house that is two different colors unless you unify it which will greatly minimize the difference between the two materials. Just one more idea for you to consider.

  • Shannon Shannon on Feb 20, 2019

    Thanks Debi, thats a great idea. I'll look into stain. So can you buy a paint and a stain the same color? Also what brand did you use?

  • Gina Hanson Gina Hanson on Feb 20, 2019

    The other thing I think you need to consider is if your intention is to highlight the siding side of the house or the brick side. I would do the window sills and the trim all the same color on both sides. I like Debi's idea to stain and paint the entire house the same color. Or keep all the trim/sills the same and do the siding a complementary color to the brick that you actually like. Many homes use 2-3 different materials - brick and vinyl, or stone and brick, etc. Just not usually side by side! To me, it all depends on your intention and desired outcomes. Good luck!


    • Shannon Shannon on Feb 20, 2019

      Yes Gina, I agree! Definitely make the trim ALL uniform. I know!!!!!....It's the side/side that's driving me crazy! I'm a DIY'er and money is always somewhat of an issue. I am going to go to my local paint store (Sherwin Williams) and ask about the stain and matching paint. I like that idea. Thank you all for your input, I so appreciate it! If you have any other ideas, please shoot me a message.

  • Spike Spike on Sep 05, 2021

    I think you should paint the concrete wall brick red or brown and the house exterior maybe a very pail lemon or very pail mocha color it will stand out with some red roses in the garden and paint the roof brick red 2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Spike Spike on Sep 05, 2021

    The steps would be nice brick red and if you get a nice deep burgundy front door and windows very nice together I'm an interior and exterior designer but hope this helps take care and enjoy your day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Maura White Maura White on Sep 05, 2021

    Dark grayish blue