Brick houses have played an essential role in housing for centuries, which means choosing complementing front door paint colors for brick has also been a challenge for centuries. We want everyone to know it is totally possible to have killer curb appeal and an interesting color palette with a brick home. From blacks, to woods, to lime green, there’s a front door paint color on this list for every personality. Keep reading to discover our choices for the top popular front door colors for brick houses.
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#1 // Mahogany wood
Does it get more luxurious than mahogany on a front door? Possibly one of the most popular front door colors for brick houses are wood doors kept natural, meaning they aren’t painted. Wood doors may even be the most popular residential front door choice, period. Mahogany in particular is extremely durable. It’s resistant to termites, temperature changes, and moisture, making it a great choice for coastal homes and those in humid environments.
#2 // Black
Like wood, black is also a very popular front door color for all homes, and especially brick homes. Blacks, as we know, come in many shades. Charcoals; blacks with blue, brown, and green undertones; and true blacks are all gorgeous options to pair with brick homes of many styles. The design immediately above shows Black by Benjamin Moore on the front door, windows, eaves, trim, and fascia, pulling from the charcoal found in the brick’s variation. This moody, Gothic look may not be for everyone, but we are loving it.
#3 // Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is a deep navy blue. The rendering above shows a classic color combination of navy blue on the front door with crisp white portico columns and trim. The orange tones in the brick are on the opposite end of the color wheel from blue. This provides intriguing visual contrast between the brick and the blue door, pulling your eye where we want it to go: the entryway. It’s a similar concept but very different execution from the next example on our list…
#4 // Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore
A simple switch of the front door for this mid-century brick home makes a big impact. Orange and teal are complementary colors — or true opposites. This color pairing contrasts well and can be toned down or played up for subtle or larger statements. Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore is a great front door paint color choice for this home’s brighter, lighter orange-hued brick.
#5 // Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore
Don’t get deja vu, but this is actually the same home shown earlier (#1) with its original brick vs. white-painted brick. In this execution, we love Amherst Gray by Benjamin Moore on the front door and vertical siding gable accent. It’s subtle and classic, a decidedly warm gray that works well with Sherwin Williams’ Accessible Beige on the window trim and porch columns. Plus, it’s truer gray tones tie in with the stone stairs and pavers in the walkway. We’re getting cozy cottage vibes from details like the gable bracket and the upper level window box.
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#6 // Deep River by Benjamin Moore
Notice the lighter brick on the home above. Lighter brick calls for a deeper complementary paint color. In this case, we suggested Deep River by Benjamin Moore on the front door alongside a lighter similar hue, Pewter Green by Benjamin Moore, on the shutters. Deep River has gained popularity recently; in fact, it made our list of the best exterior house colors of 2022.
#7 // Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore
Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore is an inky, near-black color that looks fabulous on urban brick homes like the one above. Think brownstones, townhomes, and downtown brick-and-mortar businesses. This hue modernizes the brick while maintaining a historic feel. Although this design features black gutters and light fixtures, we think copper would look equally amazing.
#8 // Wasabi by Benjamin Moore
For a fun pop of color on a brick mid-century home, try Wasabi by Benjamin Moore. Our designers have used Wasabi on quite a few front doors for contemporary and mid-century houses. Both of the designs above show Wasabi with darker brick and charcoal accent colors, like Black Beauty by Benjamin Moore on the design immediately above.
Our thoughts on front door paint colors for brick homes
Whether it’s through color, material, size, or style, a front door is an opportunity to make a statement. The inherent color and texture on brick homes does make this a bit more challenging, but it’s nothing we can’t handle! We recommend finding inspiration in photos, historic neighborhoods, and getting samples of the colors that resonate with you. If you’re still struggling to finalize a color, that’s what we’re here for!
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