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Red brick house.what colour woodwork?

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livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 11:14:23

Looking to paint the exterior woodwork(and garage door) of my red brick you think f&b ball green would go or something more off white /cream?
ATM I have white woodwork and a black door.the red brick isn't particularly nice and the find the white makes it appear brighter.
Anyone good with colours would really appreciate your thoughts

kitsmummy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:06:04

my friend's old red brick house has F&B Mouses Back, looks great, and a bit different from the very popular grey/green that's everywhere

LittleFrieda Thu 24-Jan-13 12:32:18

It depends on the type of red bricks. Where are you in the country? Suffolk red brick looks lovely with Pigeon.

LittleFrieda Thu 24-Jan-13 12:33:12

And what sort of style and age of house?

LittleFrieda Thu 24-Jan-13 12:34:06

Any chance of a photo of the house?

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 12:53:22

It's a detached 1930s house up in northeast.its just your average boring red brick,nothing nice about about it really.kitsmummy what colour has she painted the front door.?
As well as the woodwork need to paint,door,garage door and front wall.
Not sure if to do all one colour or if that's too much.
Any ideas?
Thanks so far

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:55

Just looked at mouses back- that's quite a dark colour but would be interested to see what it looks like.was thinking of something a little lighter

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:04

black and white.

black sills and outers with white frames and inners.

that's the style i've seen most on 1930s houses and it really suits the colour and style of the house.

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:05

like this one

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 13:08:07

Really don't like like black and white.the brick we have is just red(no other coloured bricked in it)

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:08:53

and this
and here

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:09:34

you have to do black and white!
I spent ages looking for those pics! shock


I don't know then - cream and green?
my grandad's house used to be cream and green

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:25:32

green door
quite 1930s but the cream and green is good

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:27:25

i know it's not redbrick, but the paintwork is good

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:27:57

green door

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 13:31:33

The red brick is similar to the 2nd link-green door.not keen on the bottle green.maybe I should stay away from greens and just go off white/cream.thanks for looking though.keep the ideas coming

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:36:28

i didn't mean you should go bottle green, it was more to show what the paintworkl would look like in green shades rather than white.

the green i was thinking was more of a sage green.
like this

or even olive
like this

nickelbabe Thu 24-Jan-13 13:38:44

from your list i would choose olive, breakfast room, calke or folly

to go with off white, lime or house white

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 14:47:34

Those colours are lovely.thank you.just need to decide what to paint in what colour

livvyliv Thu 24-Jan-13 15:21:05

Just looked at f&b white was one of the colours I had picked.

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