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Old 08-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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What is a good color scheme for trim and windows on a 100 yr old red brick home and garage? There is a little siding on front of the garage and none on the house.

Previously painted red on siding and white trim and windows. Also the shingles are light brown.

I'm thinking sage or olive green (maybe darker) on the siding and windows and all trim an off white or dark cream color.

This is for a good friend of mine and have done the entire interior of his home. I picked all the color schemes with his ideas for it and he loves them.

Now on the exterior he thinks he wants everything to match the red brick with the same tones but really doesn't know. He hates the red and white. I think it would look best with nice contrasting colors to the brick.

What are some good color combos for this type of house. Thanks!

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Well thats easy...

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White goes with everything,so does Black.
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Consider BM Lancaster Whitewash for an off white trim with brick. Don't go to white or too creamy.
Copley Gray or Hampshire Gray are good with brick.

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White goes with everything,so does Black.
White with brick looks artificial.
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Have you ever tried one of the online visualizers? You could try several colors.
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The SW vizualizer is great! havn't used exterior version, but inside seems limitless and gives a great mind expander as to how things can look....

so maybe you can sway them to the sage colors(which I love, too)

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