Hey everyone! Over the years working with brick exteriors, I have found my favorite color combination with red brick is dark gray:
Don’t you agree the gray together with the brick looks beautiful?
Grays are tricky because of their undertones. The undertones of a color really stand out in the sunlight. The lighter grays have blue undertones, such as Boothbay Gray HC-165 and Stonington Gray HC-170. Here is a example photo:
I think it looks nice, but the red brick and blue is not THE best color combo. Another gray undertone is green such as Ben Moore Nantucket Gray HC-111. Photo example:
A very pretty paint color, but again not my favorite with the red brick.
There are also taupe undertones of gray such s Ben Moore Ashley Gray HC-87. Similar color photo example:
And then we have the charcoal grays- such as Ben Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166. It looks darker on the little color strip, but lightens up when the whole house is painted, especially in the sunlight.
This darker version of charcoal gray is my favorite combo with the red brick.
Red brick, dark gray and white:
For interior red brick, I think a medium to dark gray look best with the brick:
I love this room above. Look how nice the gray carpet works with the brick and then the layering of the room with different shades of gray for the walls and bedding.
Isn’t this kitchen beyond beautiful?:
I love the wood island with the brick. And the stained doors! The dark gray cabinet color works perfectly with the brick. Look at that backsplash. Amazing. Kind of makes me want brick in my kitchen. haha
If you want to be a little bolder, look how stunning this brick fireplace is with black walls!:
So if you are looking for the best color to work with your red brick, interior or exterior, take a look at the darker grays. I think you will agree it is a perfect color combination.
Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend!