The Best Exterior Paint Colors for Brick Houses

From creamy white to moody blue, these eight shades will instantly give your brick facade a face-lift.

You may have a list of home-improvement projects you've been promising to get to. Maybe you started inside—by repainting the living room a mood-boosting shade or by redecorating the bedroom with comfortable furnishings. On walks around the neighborhood, admiring other houses, inspiration sets in. How can you update your brick house to make it the best-looking one on the block?

Paint can instantly refresh a home's exterior without any major renovation. Anyone who lives in a brick house is probably keenly aware of the great paint debate. One side is all for painting brick facades, while the other side is fiercely against covering up original redbrick exteriors. Ultimately, it's your personal preference. Once brick is painted, though, there's usually no going back (no pressure or anything!).

For homeowners with their hearts set on repainting their brick exterior, we've rounded up eight different shades that are sure to boost curb appeal.

Converted farmhouse with shingled roof features a neutral color palette. Farrow and Ball's Stony Brick was used for the door, and archived color, Clunch, for the brick.
Laurey Glenn

Choosing Colors

Stick with a relatively neutral shade for the exterior, and choose complementary colors for the smaller details (like khaki shutters for a warm white facade or a forest green front door against a soft gray exterior). Whether you're dreaming of a creamy white cottage or a contemporary navy Craftsman, find inspiration for repainting your brick home with the paint colors below.

Pure White by Sherwin-Williams

If you need some reassurance, see how designer Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl Interiors transformed this wow-worthy Colonial with a coat of Sherwin-Williams' Pure White, SW 7005. The classic combination uses a warmer white. It's not too bright and works well for the sunny exterior.

2018 Idea House in Austin, Texas Front Exterior Curb Appeal
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

White and Beyond

From classic white to earthy green to a more modern black, these colors will transform your home's brick exterior into the prettiest house on the block.

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