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What color should you paint the trim on your tan or blonde brick ranch house?
Ranch Style Brick House
I used to write a blog about renovating my 1951 ranch-style house. A reader asked me for my opinion on painting his blonde (or tan) brick house. I asked for a picture, and he obliged - and that post became the most popular one on my blog. Although my blog no longer exists, my passion and obsession for mid century homes still does. Here are some great resources for selecting a color for your brick ranch-style house.
Outdoor photos of ranch-style houses. This Flickr group hosts over 1,000 photos. A quick review of the photos shows popular colors for blonde or tan brick homes include white, black, brown, grey/green, dark red, coral and pink (why?), cream, and tan. My person preference is for green.
Sherwin Williams has an inspiring collection of historic color combinations. You can view them online, or stop by their store to pick up the brochures - the Suburban Modern and Arts & Crafts exterior collections were useful when picking colors for our house.