RED BRICK HOUSES WITH BLACK TRIM






Since I am deep into "One Room Challenge land" thinking about other post isn't so easy.....

I am so focused....think dog with a bone... that a quick slap is needed to bring me out of that trance:)

I can definitely think of a few volunteers:)

Anyway I thought I would discuss a trend that might be happening.  Now you guys know that I love a white house!  Meaning that when I finally decided on the white shade for my house [Benjamin Moore China White] the angels started singing.....cause it was a struggle.

But.....I am so digging this old red brick look with black trim!





Thoughts?  I mean yes this is really cool old brick and looking very vintage....but here are some other inspiration images




Our first instinct would be to paint brick and I am a serious fan of that look!


Below at first glance....just your basic red brick but the dark trim really changes things....
I mean those red brick houses used in the 50's and 60's could definitely take on a more modern look with dark trim!














To me this looks really updated!


Of course we all don't have red brick that looks this good....



What are your thoughts on this trend? 

 sourceHere are a few dark trim colors....that can help spur the job forward if you are deciding to do this!

I researched this on Pinterest.....and really could not find the sources so if one of these happen to be your home....please share with us your inspiration!

Happy Saturday guys!

Shazam





15 comments

Anonymous said...

Love this look, wouldn't have wanted a red brick house but this is a game changer!! Just wanted you to know how inspiring your work is. Appreciate having your pictures/blog to go back and reference when needing inspiration!

Audrey Pearson said...

Love this look, wouldn't have wanted a red brick house but this is a game changer!! Just wanted you to know how inspiring your work is. Appreciate having your pictures/blog to go back and reference when needing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love this combination! Makes my heart beat a little faster just looking at them.

hollybholly said...

Beautiful homes but alas, brick is not used in Southern California. Earthquake make a real mess of them.....;)

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

I agree I love this look, But there are no brick homes in California.. It's actually rare to see them because of earthquake building codes. I think this dark trim look fantastic with these brick homes.. Totally fresh. White houses have only begun to be popular in California. We are definitely behind on house trends.

I am in the final stages of my remodel and the trim is all black- black roof, gutters, eaves and the downspouts, etc. It looks better than I thought and now I am looking for a white that is not too stark, nor too warm.The house will be stuccoed than painted. Garage door will be black. Front door will be a color. I have to check out that white you mentioned! There are so many white and then there is the interior white. It's tough! Wishing you a great weekend. x Kim

Gail Storti said...

I do love painted brick, however, I’m definitely in for this look! The black windows are what does it for me, and of course the real “old” bricks. I live in the Los Angeles area and though brick houses are rare, there is a gorgeous one 3 blocks from me that I’d love to get my hands on. There are also some great old brick mansions in the Hancock Park area and in older neighborhood too. I’ve always loved white houses and am thinking of painting mine white and doing black windows.

Chuck Schomaker said...

The black trim is more current and looks very elegant. I would rather look at a chic cocktail dress than a boring white wedding dress.Just my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Tons of brick in our Chicago area and not much of it’s painted. While I like the look I can think of more then one bricklayer that would have a fit at the thought of such a thing!

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Terri Cnudde said...

This is so inspiring! I DO have a brick house, and while I would love to paint it (white or black or even very dark blue) my husband reminds me of the the cost to have the whole house painted, and the work involved in keeping it up. We live in Michigan and have brutal winters which often leave painted brick houses peeling and looking terrible. Right now our home is pretty much maintenance free and we really didn’t want to trade that for all the upkeep of painted brick. I do have my front door painted black with gold house numbers which looks very cool and I handmade black and white striped awnings for my front door and large front window, so it does have some character. But I had.not thought about black trim! This could be the fresh update I need without painting my whole house! Thanks for sharing! Love your work!

onnery said...

I like the dark trim with the brick, or, even with certain colored stone. We had to choose colors for the little stone cottage we
are restoring. The house has a Tudor flavor so a lot of brown which is not my favorite but we were able to use a very dark bronze
on the addition and it works well with existing siding and new lighter shingles.

I actually would love to have a dark color on the main body of a home with clean white trim.

cindy hattersley design said...

I really love the look on a more industrial looking brick structure but am not yet warming up to the look on an older home. Great examples! Can't wait to see your what you have for the one room challenge!

The Grey Dove Cottage said...

We purchased a 1930 English Cottage style home 6 months ago. The house is terracotta brick, I'm planning flat black for the trim, garage (all wood shake). Our windows are metal so I've been stripping them and painting them black as well, then painting the handles brushed gold. I'm thinking of maybe a color on the double front doors; possibly a Kelly green or white with brass kick plates. Had no idea I was being trendy! Just working with what we inherited.

Lilli Pons said...

This is so inspiring! I DO have a brick house, and while I would love to paint it (white or black or even very dark blue) my husband reminds me of the the cost to have the whole house painted, and the work involved in keeping it up. We live in Michigan and have brutal winters which often leave painted brick houses peeling and looking terrible. Right now our home is pretty much maintenance free and we really didn’t want to trade that for all the upkeep of painted brick.www.oysmarto.website I do have my front door painted black with gold house numbers which looks very cool and I handmade black and white striped awnings for my front door and large front window, so it does have some character. But I had.not thought about black trim! This could be the fresh update I need without painting my whole house! Thanks for sharing! Love your work!

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