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How-to Guide: Create Stunning Siding & Brick Color Combinations

If you're choosing new siding to go with your brick, selecting the best siding color combinations can be a challenge. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the many colors and textures available. To help you achieve stunning siding brick combinations, we'll take you through the process starting with step one: selecting the best siding material for your home.

How to Decide Which Siding Material is Best for Your Home

There are many factors to consider when choosing siding, including its durability and longevity. Start the process by researching and considering your needs, including how particular siding holds up to weather and its maintenance requirements. The color selection available for each siding material varies, so this will help guide your decision too.

Engineered wood is a popular siding option for both its looks and durability. For example, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding is an easier maintenance prefinished option available in a variety of versatile colors that is also backed by a competitive warranty.

Guidelines for Choosing the Best Siding and Brick Color Combinations

Whether you own a ranch, Colonial or another home style with partial brick or brick skirting, there are a few guidelines to consider when pairing siding colors with brick: 

  • Brick generally comes in red, orange, yellowish-tan and dark brown colors
  • Mid-tone red brick is the most popular and has a cool color tone
  • Choosing a darker shade for the bottom of your house helps “ground” the home
  • Architectural features like bump-outs can be minimized with a darker shade or maximized with a shade or two lighter than the rest of the home
  • Consider the color of your roof, whether it’s black, gray or brown

With these guidelines in mind, we'll dive into three ways to find the best color siding for a brick house based on your style preference. Popular house siding color schemes include matching, complementary and contrasting siding brick combinations.

Matching Appearance

To help modernize your home's aesthetic and create a sleek, modern look, choose one color for both the siding and brick. Many homeowners are painting their brick to match their siding. If you would rather coordinate with the existing brick, here are some ideas when using LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding:

  • Redwood Red with red brick and black trim
  • Canyon Brown with brown brick and black trim
  • Desert Stone with tan brick and white trim

Complementary Tones

For something in the middle with low contrast and a neutral palette for a timeless appeal, there are plenty of warm creams, beiges and light browns to complement your existing brick. Choose colors that are one or two shades lighter or darker. LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding tips include: 

  • Terra Brown siding with brown brick
  • Quarry Gray to complement the mortar
  • Sand Dunes or Shoreline Cream with either brown, tan or red brick 

Bold, High Contrast

One of 2020’s biggest exterior design trends is highly saturated, bold colors. Consider these on-trend LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding exterior house colors: 

  • Rapids Blue smooth siding with red brick
  • Mossy, sage green siding with red brick
  • Summit Blue siding with brown brick
  • Abyss Black smooth siding with light tan brick

Ready to see if your home will be the envy of the neighborhood with its expertly combined siding and brick aesthetic? Visit our Home Visualizer, upload a photo of your home, and design your very own look. You can also browse color sets to jump start your color journey here

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Six Exterior Window Trim Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home

Redoing your home's exterior can be a big undertaking. If you're looking for a simple way to update your home's exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.

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Soffit vs. Fascia: What’s the Difference?

Knowing the purpose and benefits of various trim options can be overwhelming when re-siding your home. Though you may not think to place soffit and fascia high on your priority list when it comes to home updates, they are crucial elements to a secure build and contribute to cohesive curb appeal.

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Exterior Home Color Ideas with Lasting Appeal

Choosing colors for your home can be a difficult decision. You may be deciding between the basics or an out-of-the-box combination. You may want to stand out with trending exterior house colors but without leaning on a brief style craze. And considering your home's style and your region's characteristics can add even more factors to the mix.

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9 Exterior Home Design Ideas

Creating curb appeal for your home offers an exciting opportunity to bring your personal style to life. Beyond choosing a great engineered wood lap siding like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, there are many accessories and products that can help you add flair to your home's exterior. We asked Erik Perkins of the Perkins Builder Brothers for his insights and ideas for making your home's exterior stand out.