Painted Brick Exterior in Green With a Red Door

I wasn’t expecting to see a painted brick exterior in green with a red door. Painted brick and whitewashed brick are coming on strong in the renovation industry. ย It certainly stands out and is very attractive. Interesting that the color on this home is subtle but the door and shutters are bold. To make a decision like this, I’d bet they had a digital mock up done first. You can do that too for pennies on the dollar. Visit your local paint shop and ask them to help you see the end results or do your own.

I do my own mock ups and it’s loads of fun. It really helps those who are visually challenged like my husband. I could explain what something will look like until I’m blue in the face but he’ll never get it till he sees it. Many of the landscape projects I offer come with digital mockups. I let the customer see what a new front door color will do for their home.

Take a photo of your house and try to get a shot like that above. You want a full on view. ย Join one of the popular paint sites that offers a personal color viewer like this one from Benjamin Moore. Follow the directions and recolor your photos. It takes a bit of practice but you’ll get it.

As you can see from the front steps, this home was probably a traditional red brick color. I like the steps left untouched. Notice the home has lots of zip in exterior color with the red door and black shutters–but there are no interior shutters. That would be way too busy.

Nice simple landscaping too. Nothing to compete. The front porch containers are matching as is the front entry landscaping. Everything about this home mirrors one side to the other. Very pleasing to the eye.

The trim is white and you could of chosen black for more drama. These folks decided to stay a bit traditional. This beautiful neighborhood has many updated homes which are painted in the Old South style. If you want to see more of the homes in this series on painted and whitewashed brick, follow the category Whitewashed Brick on the sidebar. This is 3rd in that series.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Daisy says:

    Hello, I love this exterior color combo! Could you tell me what the colors are (or best guess)? Thank you for posting this!


    1. Anna says:

      I don’t know Daisy. I only took the photo. I don’t know the folks who live here. You could screen shot this photo and take it to your Sherwin Williams store and they can help you. Buy some samples and start painting to see what you like.


  2. Elisabeth says:

    Flowergardengirl: Any idea what the exact paint color is of the green brick house? I have been searching and searching for the right color to paint our brick colonial and came across this photo. I am terrible at matching shades so wondering if you happen to know what the color and paint brand is? Thanks!


    1. Anna says:

      I’m sorry, I don’t know. Like I said to someone else. Screen shot the photo and ask your Sherwin Williams guy. I bet they can figure it out. I have used them a lot.


  3. I came across this while researching options for painted brick homes. I purchased a huge brick center hall colonial. I want to paint and of course, hubby is hitting the bottle because of such an idea. I show him your posting and he is slowing opening up to the idea. I think you may saved our marriage-lol. I plan to go very simple. White paint with black shutters and doors. It is the most economical option to residing with clap board.

    This was a fabulous read. Thanks for sharing. By the way, if you would like to see a picture of my fixer-upper, take a look at my blog:

    Please let me know your thoughts. I know it’s been over a year, but I am thrilled to find this!

    Barbara V


    1. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed my article Barbara. I am just now at your blog and enjoying it very much. You have a come a long way on the road to success. I am from a furniture family in High Point originally and so can appreciate your love of fabrics and furniture. My best wishes on your painted home adventures and my very best to your marriage. I’ve been married 36 years.

      I’ll look for your home makeover at your website. Anna


  4. Donna says:

    I love this and taking risks with color but you are right you need a mock up…when we planned our exterior I had many raised eyebrows with the purple door but it works…


    1. Oh yes! love a purple front door Donna–you were a pioneer and now I bet lots of folks want to copy.


  5. Regional taste, individualism and perhaps the advice of an architect or decorator play important roles when choosing colors for a house. Traveling through New England , I notice exteriors done in colors and shades that I never see closer to home. It is hard to believe that no professional helped this homeowner with the color scheme. It is far too unique for us ordinary folk to have imagined.on our own.


    1. Allan, I can’t do anything without a mockup. This does look like a professional design. I love New England. So are they using brighter colors now? —other than the cedar grey siding?


  6. Becca says:

    Love your article Anna! This house is gorgeous! I have been thinking of this very combination on a brick home ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the visual! This house is very substancial. Lots more out back to see and looks like a big garage to the far left. I love the front sconces. Just the right size. Sometimes sconses don’t match the size of the home. Very ornate too! I like that the screen door is painted red to blend with the red front door. There is so much to enjoy about this colonial charmer , that Icould just go on and on! Thanks again for sharing Anna….I’m gonna check out some other “house” postings on your site ๐Ÿ™‚
    Florida hugs & blessings,


    1. Becca, do you help folks with home color and design? Have you posted these creations? I know you sure post a lot of great pics to your fb wall. As you said, there are so many things done right on this home. Sconces are extremely hard to figure out. I changed mine out twice and finally decided I needed professional help.


      1. Becca says:

        Thank you Anna for your sweet, kind words! I am not professionally trained. Offer advice when asked. But anything I know I’m sure I Ipicked up from reading blogs such as yours and of course your postings on fb are terriffic! I do read alot about decorating and design. Always have. Love old homes and following a renovation is my kind of fun! My two favorite designers are Sara Richerson of “Design Inc” and “Sara’s House”. And Candace Oleson of “Devine Design”. Back home in Kentucky I kept our small church decorated all year long. I really enjoyed decorating and designing on a larger scale at Easter and Christmas time each year.
        Keep up the great postings Anna! We enjoy them so much!
        Florida hugs and blessings,


  7. Oh, love that! I definitely like the look of painted brick. I’d definitely paint it if I bought a brick house. But hubs is dead set against, so I hope we never buy a brick house! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m enjoying this series.


    1. Angela, I’ve been a fan of your work for years and I know whatever you created would be marvelous and unique. I wish you could come decorate my porches this week. Your style fits my personality perfectly. Hugs to you.


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