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From the article: Colors for Stucco and Brick
The combination of stucco, brick, and vinyl can make choosing colors especially difficult. Please help us choose colors for the stucco and brick home in our House Color Workshop. The most interesting and most helpful color ideas will be posted on this page. Suggest color ideas

Paint, yes!

There is no problem painting vinyl and stucco. Check with your paint dealer for the correct vinyl paint to use. SW can make all of their colors in a vinyl-safe formula and vinyl paint will allow the stucco to breathe after it is painted. Painting to go with brick is a bit touchy. You cannot pick out what you see as the major color in the brick, as once you paint all the other colors in the brick will stand out. You have to take a sort of scattershot approach. Pick a color that goes with the whole brick. Stand way back to look at your sample in order to see if it blends with the brick well. You cannot see this standing up close. I would also take a lighter value of your body color to paint the corner quoins. And be sure to paint the garage doors either this color or the body color to keep them from commanding all the attention. A bright front door will also de-emphasize the garage doors and emphasize that people live here, not two cars.
—the_color_guy

The roof color dictates the rest

It really depends on the way the sun hits your house and as a result what color the roof appears. If most of the day, (6 to 7 hours), the roof appears tan/brownish, then I would go with a nice "Bohemian Peach" for the stucco (make a sample first - looks great under the rain!-) accompanied by a "Rose Bonbon" for the brick. If the roof appears mostly gray/black, then a nice "Venitian Orange" for the stucco with some element of Maroon in the brick would complement the roof. Be aware that the roof color may vary depending on the luminosity of the sun (winter or summer sun). The roof color really dictates the rest in my humble opinion. It took me a while to pick the roof color for my farmhouse but looking at other houses and at ideas from this blog helped me a lot. Miss Ingua Steinwasse
—Guest Ingua Steinwasse

House Colors To Go With Brick

I would suggest Valspar Lush Sage for the main color of stucco and siding. Then Stony Path for edging and trim. I think Blackened Pine would do a dramatic pop to your front door and maybe around window frames. Or, do all edging in Stony Path and reserve Pine for front door and garage door. The Pine will pull the black color from the roof tiles, the Stony Path will lend it self to any grays yet be a brightner and the Sage will be elegant. Use some plantings of vibrant Reds and deep greens as well as Mono grass to pop that brick. You might consider creating a more dramatic walkway to your house as well from the driveway - too many straight lines right now. Or, if you need to bring the brick drama to life, use rich milk chocolate, with Cinnamon cake trim and a Chinese Red front door.
—titaniumtrainer

House Colors

"Toffee Crunch" stucco on front of the house and "St. Augustine Brick" on the rest.
—Guest jacobs

Reddish

Something reddish, near bright, but not too bright, not too dark.
—Guest reddy

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Colors for Stucco and Brick

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