Brick House Trim Color Ideas

housetrimOur house trim is getting super shabby, so it’s time for a major update! I spent some time in the paint store today, matching swatches until I came up with the perfect color set for our brick house. Now I just need to figure out WHERE each color goes.

Color #1: Benjamin Moore Carter Gray. This color is perfect for the clapboard siding on the house extensions and the garage /  carriage house. We’d also use it for all of the porch, window, and door trim, including the porch and entry floors.

Color #2: Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. This color is for the porch and entry ceilings, obviously.

Color #3: Benjamin Moore Onyx. This color is for the front door, the wrought iron balcony railings, and the window mullions (and we’ll be replacing the front windows with mullioned windows as well).

My big question right now is doing the porch trim and floor all the same color, but Onyx on the porch floor will get REALLY dusty quickly. What do you think?


  1. You’re right the onyx might get dusty but it would look so lovely. But also, we painted our kitchen Palladian blue and it is the perfect color of sky. I love your color selection.

  2. We did our 100+ wood front porch in a light grey color and it still shows dust/dirt quickly:( We’ve been considering doing the dreaded coating of cement like everyone else on the street because we can’t keep it clean.

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