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Best Red Brick House Color Schemes for 2024

Explore our picks for the best red brick house color schemes for 2024 and learn how to find the right paint for your red brick or red tile roof home.

Picking the best paint colors for red brick has always been a topic of interest on the internet. In the last few years, many homeowners have opted to paint their brick. But in our color consulting practice recently, we’ve been getting fewer requests for painted brick and more requests for red brick house color schemes that embrace this classic building material.

Many homeowners we work with get specific about the color of brick that they have. They’ll say their brick is orange, burgundy, or red. But we use the same principles for picking paint colors to pair with red, orange, red-orange, or burgundy-orange brick. 

Today, we’ll be sharing those principles with you – along with some gorgeous red brick exterior color palettes to inspire your next project. But first, let’s explore some of the exterior paint color trends for 2024 that we’re seeing on Pinterest.

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We love to use Pinterest trends to stay on top of what people are looking for when they’re choosing paint colors. So far in 2024, here are some of the top exterior trends that we’re seeing:

  • Modern House Design Exterior: Searches for this exterior style are up 80% in the first month of 2024. “Modern house design exterior” is most often characterized by dark and light wood accents with dark exterior paint colors.
  • Coquette House Exterior: This Barbie-inspired exterior paint color trend is up 100% in January 2024 and includes homes painted in various shades of pink, homes painted white with pink accents and homes painted in light yellow.
  • Spanish Style Exterior: Picture clean, white adobe and red tile roofs. A classic, simple look that still looks modern!
  • Dark Exterior House Colors: We’ve seen this trend firsthand in our color consulting work. We’ve worked on many dark exterior color palettes over the past few years, from a deep brown color palette and red brick houses with black paint to navy blue exterior color schemes.

When it comes to brick homes, specifically, Pinterest has also provided some really good insight into on-trend color schemes. And it’s clear that leaving brick in its natural state is in for 2024!

Searches on Pinterest for limewash brick exteriors and painted brick house exteriors both fell about 30% over the last year. Searches for natural brick homes, on the other hand, have grown significantly.

Orange brick house exterior colors got 200% more searches over the past year. Searches for tan brick and brown brick color schemes were also on the rise. And red brick house exterior color schemes grew a whopping 1,000%!

So it’s safe to say that fewer people are painting their exterior brick and that homeowners want (and need!) paint color inspiration for red brick homes.

How to Pick Paint Colors for Red Brick Homes

Choosing paint colors for red brick homes is not as simple as choosing a paint color you like on the swatch. There are a few important principles we use when designing red brick exterior color schemes for our color consulting clients. These include:

  • White paint colors for body and trim should always be warm and muted when paired with red brick (keep in mind that very light greiges look like whites outside).
  • Red brick paint colors should be muted and darker than you expect.

As an extreme example, you wouldn’t pair a fluorescent lime green paint color with warm and earthy red brick.

One of the best ways to choose the right red brick exterior color scheme for your home is to work with a paint color consultant. At The Color Concierge, we have three exterior color paint color packages that can help you find the perfect palette for your home.

Our paint color consultants will build up to four personalized color schemes for your red brick home and deliver them to you with a custom-illustrated visualization of the new look. You’ll also get the option to add life-like Photoshop renderings so you can visualize your home’s new color scheme more easily.

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4 Best Red Brick House Color Schemes for 2024

We recently helped design some red brick house color schemes for a home in a historic part of Denver that has gorgeous red brick and a red roof tile. The way we choose paint colors for red brick is the same way we choose paint colors for homes with red tile roofs.

Although this home is less than 10 years old, it blends in beautifully with the neighborhood because it was designed to do exactly that. When we were choosing a paint color palette for this home, we wanted to find a timeless exterior that would highlight the home’s beautiful red brick and keep the home aligned with its historic neighbors.

Here are four beautiful red brick house color schemes we designed for this home:

Sherwin-Williams Oyster White with Red Brick

This palette is such a classic palette for a red brick home. While fewer homeowners are painting their brick white, it’s still a popular color to pair with brick.

A red brick home is painted with Sherwin-Williams Oyster White paint.
Life-like Photoshop Rendering, The Color Concierge

This palette features Sherwin-Williams Oyster White as the body color, which is one of the best white paints for red brick. This warm paint color is really a very light greige with green undertones but it looks like a soft white outside.

This is a great all-around exterior white paint color. In high altitude Mountain states like Colorado, it looks more like a crisp white outdoors. 

We paired the Oyster White body with dark trim painted with Sherwin-Williams Rock Bottom, a deep moody green-gray. This color combination is a unique take on a classic black-and-white palette.

We used a Sherwin-Williams Dragonfly back door for a fun pop of color. I love the way these colors look together as pictured in the illustrated mock-up below.

An illustrated mock-up of a Sherwin-Williams Oyster White color scheme for red brick homes.
Illustrated Color Design from Exterior Package

Typically our Classic exterior package only includes an illustration of the front, but this client upgraded their service to include a back view and alley garage view.

Sherwin-Williams Oyster White Palette

You can order Samplize samples for this palette by clicking on the links below:

  1. Sherwin-Williams Oyster White: Fascia, soffits, gutters, stucco, window trim, door trim, garage trim
  2. Sherwin-Williams Rock Bottom: Frieze board under soffits, beams, garage door, back porch post
  3. Benjamin Moore Dragonfly: Back door

Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet with Red Brick

This rich, gold palette is joyful and bright. The gold color, Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet, is a very muted hue, so it’s not too overpowering in the high altitude and bright sunlight.  Our homeowner was inspired by a trip she took to Italy.

A home is painted with a Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet color palette with red brick.
Life-like Photoshop Rendering, The Color Concierge

We used Sherwin-Williams White Duck on the front porch to reflect white into the interior to help brighten it up. SW White Duck is a very warm, creamy white but is still soft and muted. 

The gold and white palette is accented by deep brown Sherwin-Williams Black Bean trim and a deep blue Sherwin-Williams Indigo Batik back door.

A red brick home with Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet gold paint.
Illustrated Color Design from Exterior Package

We are seeing more colorful exteriors this year as a trend and this palette definitely fits the bill!

Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet Palette

You can order Samplize samples for this palette by clicking on the links below:

  1. Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet: Stucco, downspouts against stucco siding
  2. Sherwin-Williams White Duck: Fascia, soffits, gutters, window trim, door trim, garage trim
  3. Sherwin-Williams Black Bean: Frieze board under soffits, beams, garage door, back porch post, downspouts against brick
  4. Sherwin-Williams Indigo Batik: Back door

Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent with Red Brick

Warm dark blues such as Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent are gorgeous with red brick, and trending on Pinterest. This color looks absolutely beautiful on this Denver home in the Photoshop rendering below.

A red brick home is shown painted with Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent exterior paint.
Life-like Photoshop Rendering, The Color Concierge

This dark blue with green undertones is paired with Sherwin-Williams Oyster White trim along the roofline and front porch and Sherwin-Williams Black Bean for the beams, garage doors and back porch post.

A Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet back door adds a fun pop of color that looks lovely with the deep blue exterior body color.

An illustrated mock-up shows a red brick and SW Sea Serpent exterior color scheme.
Illustrated Color Design from Exterior Package

Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent Palette

You can order Samplize samples for this palette by clicking on the links below:

  1. Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent: Stucco
  2. Sherwin-Williams Oyster White: Fascia, soffits, gutters, window trim, door trim, garage trim
  3. Sherwin-Williams Black Bean: Frieze board under soffits, beams, garage door, back porch post
  4. Sherwin-Williams Tarnished Trumpet: Back door

Sherwin-Williams Rosemary with Red Brick

Jewel-toned green exterior paint colors are also trending on Pinterest, especially Sherwin-Williams Dried Thyme. In this case, we used the darker Sherwin-Williams Rosemary instead, because it adds a beautiful richness to the palette.

SW Rosemary balances the red brick perfectly and creates a modern exterior color scheme that also pairs well with the home’s historic neighborhood.

A home is shown painted with Sherwin-Williams Rosemary exterior paint with red brick.
Life-like Photoshop Rendering, The Color Concierge

We paired the deep green body color with Sherwin-Williams Oyster White along the roofline and front porch and Sherwin-Williams Black Bean for the beams, garage door and back porch post.

A dark green-blue Sherwin-Williams Rainstorm back door looks beautiful paired with the SW Rosemary body color.

An illustrated mock-up of a Sherwin-Williams Rosemary exterior with red brick.
Illustrated Color Design from Exterior Package

Sherwin-Williams Rosemary Palette

You can order Samplize samples for this palette by clicking on the links below:

  1. Sherwin-Williams Rosemary: Stucco
  2. Sherwin-Williams Oyster White: Fascia, soffits, gutters, window trim, door trim, garage trim
  3. Sherwin-Williams Black Bean: Frieze board under soffits, beams, garage door, back porch post
  4. Sherwin-Williams Rainstorm: Back door

Best Way to Test Red Brick House Paint Colors

When looking for the best colors that go with red brick houses, it’s important never to assume a color you like on paper will look right on your home.

We always recommend testing paint colors on your house because lighting can completely change the colors.

In the old days, this meant we painted a large poster board with sample pots and a huge mess.

Now we have 9X14” Pre-Painted peel-and-stick paint samples from SAMPLIZE.  Check out the SAMPLIZE website here.

Key Learning Points

If you want to revitalize your red brick exterior and bring new life to your home, choosing the perfect paint color is a simple upgrade that makes a big impact!

When it comes to using color schemes with red brick, remember these points:

  • Exterior white paint colors look lighter, brighter and starker in the sunshine, so you need to pick a warmer white paint color to pair with red brick.
  • Choose warm, muted colors to pair with red brick, both for light colors and dark ones.
  • Always test your paint colors next to your brick and in natural light before selecting exterior paint. Whenever I test my paint colors, they are perfect, and when I don’t test they turn out wrong. Learn how to test your paint colors here.

Remember: NEVER, EVER use paint matches from a different brand than the one specified. Results are poor and there are no standards for the sheens.  Even though your painter may truly believe it can be done, don’t do it. See results from paint matching here.

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We love your comments! Please note that the blog is meant as general advice, and it is not possible to give specific answers to your paint questions.  If you want more specific advice, please consider purchasing a color consultation. Thank you for your understanding.

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