This traditional two-story red brick home has beautiful architectural lines — it simply needed updated accents to modernize it and dress it up. A darker color on the roof, new wood-look garage door, and copper gutters are the elegant final touches.
This style of red brick ranch home is a classic found in American neighborhoods built after World War II. Our designers also recommended removing the shutters (because they weren’t sized correctly) and updating the windows and front door. The wood accents and copper gutters coupled with Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze on the trim tones down the contrast, making the curb appeal more understated. This traditional two-story home had a second-story pop-out with a Tudor-influenced façade that felt both a bit dated and unfinished.
Painting the siding and trim in Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal and the windows, gutters, new double front door, and metal awning in Onyx provide contrast against the natural red brick. Next, wood gable accents and a gorgeous double front door coordinate with the copper gutters to accentuate the home’s layers.
Black and charcoal gray comes in on the new roof, modern garage door, exterior lighting family, and the trim, rendered in Benjamin Moore’s Onyx.
Finally, we recommended new James Hardie standard vertical siding on the upper level, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray. Other black accents include the X-style porch railing between the existing brick columns and a Bahama-style shutter over the set of windows to the left of the entrance. The bright red brick on this traditional mid-century ranch felt high-contrast against the pure white accents.
The new metal roof is in an understated warm brown that pulls out the copper gutters and exterior lighting as well as the gorgeous new wooden front door. As you can see, many traditional red brick homes were originally paired with bright white siding and trim — a color palette that we prefer to tone down a few notches.
The entryway got a major upgrade with gorgeous new wooden double doors, a lovely surround and overhang, statement sconces, and a fresh stone-and-pavers walkway leading up. We rendered this large traditional red brick home with an exterior design that includes modern touches: new garage doors, updated lighting, and a fresh front porch overhang. We provided an idea for new James Hardie siding surrounding the central two-story bank of windows to emphasize it, rendering it painted in Benjamin Moore’s Winterwood. The red brick on the lower half of this home is rendered with a Romabio limewash custom tinted with Benjamin Moore’s Seapearl.
Here, we’ve paired the limewash with a full Benjamin Moore paint color palette: Seapearl once again on the siding, Simply White on the trim, Sea Haze on the shutters, and Black on the new front door.