An organic match made in home exterior heaven, the visual combination of brick and stone veneer will deliver effortless luxury and undeniable curb appeal to any property. With eye-catching texture, tones, and patterns for visual interest, these time-honored materials bring familiarity and long-lasting durability to mind but allow for wide-ranging design capability and enhanced creativity. Following a few thoughtful considerations, you can easily use the soothing color palette of North Georgia Brick varieties to complement your favorite Stone Veneer for an elevated exterior. Here are a few of our favorite tips for pairing your brick with stone veneer:
- One of the reasons that brick and stone veneer work together seamlessly is the earthy neutral color palette that both materials offer! Instead of trying to match the respective colors or color schemes directly, we love the idea of creating appropriate contrast and using a unifying accent color or undertone to pull the overall look together. Since most neutrals inherently pair well together, your design options are many and equally gorgeous. We absolutely adore this pairing of brown Scottsdale Brick (below) with stone veneer that provides multiple brown accents:
The darker brick anchors the entire exterior while the stone design elements can shine in the natural light. Paired with beautiful wooden beams to form the entranceway and front porch, the entire home is connected visually while providing natural luxury to perfection!
- Another useful design principle to consider when pairing stone and brick is to keep patterns simple and avoid an overly busy exterior. Since both brick and stone can offer natural color variation, as well as the many multi-shade and multi-shape stone offerings, the winning combinations should create balance while achieving contrast. For example, if one of the materials offers plenty of random variation, keep the other material simplified and more toned-down. This exterior uses creamy painted brick that allows the uniquely textured and formed Craftsman Cottage Series Stone in Harbor Bluff (below) to become a natural design focal point:
While two busy visuals together will be distracting and overwhelming, the perfect stone and brick pair will produce visual interest that’s equally soothing and engaging.
- Stone veneer will offer a wider range of stone sizes, and often random variation of sizes, while brick will be uniform in shape and size. For this reason, it’s wise to use the size of the stones to help craft the ultimate feel you aim to achieve. Within a traditional brick exterior, larger chopped, mosaic, or field stone adds rustic appeal and enhanced creativity. You can use sharper stone angles and edges, or cut stone, to easily add a polished element to a modern or contemporary brick home. The larger multi-colored stone used within this charming Botany Bay Brick exterior (below) lends the perfect inflection of color and variation for a more personalized yet cozy appeal:
- You can also use brick or stone veneer to accent design elements or subtly break up pattern for eye-catching touches. Borders, columns, column bases, brick or stone skirt, steps, gables, and arched entryways all provide perfect opportunities to work in your favorite material counterpart. These natural stops in pattern and preexisting focal points are the ideal locations to introduce a new texture, tone, and shape without forcing the look. This lovely mix of red brick produces accent borders that both stand out and blend in with the 19th Century Stone in color Hermitage (below) exterior like a dream:
For added inspiration from some of our favorite brick and stone veneer pairings, explore our North Georgia Brick “Stone Veneer Looks We Love” Pinterest Board and take your favorite ideas to the experts in our Cumming and Cartersville showrooms!