Selecting Brick Colours for a Brick Wall

Mountain Red | Interstate Brick

A brick wall lends beauty and style to any space. Learn about the many options for brick colour and how to choose one that complements your design.

When the time comes for you to decide on a colour for your brick wall, you’re not limited to classic red. Brick comes in a wide variety of beautiful colours and shades. With so many choices available, you should have no trouble finding a brick colour to complement your overarching design.

If you’re having trouble deciding what brick colour will look best in your space, this article will help you make that decision.

Selecting a Brick Colour

When selecting a brick colour, first envision how you want the brick to look in the space as a whole. Do you want it to stand out as a focal point or on an accent wall? Or do you want it to fade into the background?

If you want it to stand out, look for a brick colour that contrasts with the other dominant colours in the room. For an even more dramatic and stylish effect, consider combining multiple brick colours in one design.

On the other hand, if you’re going for a more understated look, choose a neutral shade that will allow the brick to blend in with its surroundings. Mix various shades of the same colour to add another subtle element of interest.

Once you know how you want the brick to appear in the big picture of your design, move on to choosing the brick colour (or colours).

White Brick

White brick is not just well suited for neutral backgrounds. It is also a stunning colour for an accent wall. The key to making it work for your design is choosing the right shade and texture. No matter what design aesthetic you’re going for, your brick wall will never be boring when you make it this versatile colour.

Chalk Dust TundraBrick | Eldorado Stone

Black Brick

Black brick is contemporary and dramatic, and always makes a statement. As with white, there isn’t just one shade of black. There’s black with brown, grey, or white undertones, which can soften the main colour. There’s also pure black with no undertones. Whichever one you choose, be prepared for eye-catching results.

Black Beauty | King Klinker

Grey Brick

Grey brick is another brick colour that comes in a broad spectrum of shades, with options in both cool and warm undertones. For example, you can go with a matte, smoky grey that resembles slate, or a light grey with hints of red, olive, or beige. The beauty of this colour is that it is neutral but not boring. Its intrinsic elegant style also complements any theme or style. That’s why you can never go wrong with grey brick.

Pewter | Interstate Brick

Cream Brick

Cream brick is associated with timeless elegance and classic beauty. You may want to choose this brick colour if you’re looking for a way to imbue warmth in your space, or if you want a neutral shade that is warmer in tone than white or grey. You’ll find many shades available in the cream family, ranging from light to medium to dark.

Almond | Interstate Brick

Red Brick

Red brick is one of the most common and traditional brick colours, which is why you’ll see it often in modern construction projects as well as in buildings that are centuries old. As such, it is often the go-to for designers and architects who want to incorporate a classic aesthetic into their design.

Bell Tower | Hebron Brick

Brown Brick

Rich in appearance, brown brick is a captivating blend of light and dark tones. It’s bold, it’s dramatic, and has a versatile tone of colour that mixes well with the classic red brick beloved by designers and architects for hundreds of years. This is the brick colour you choose when you want to make a strong statement while still maintaining a traditional element.

Sienna Ironspot | Endicott Brick

Explore Brick Colours at I-XL

Ready to find your brick colour ? Start exploring options on our Inspiration Galleries, where you’ll see our high quality brick displayed in all the colours described above. For any questions about our brick products, reach out to us directly!
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