We drove around a neighborhood today that we knew had lots of homes the same style of ours and looked for some that were brick with the trim colors we are thinking of and then also the ones that are painted. We still really like the painted look but can't decide for sure.
Here are some pictures of some choices that we liked. Some things to keep in mind. Our roof is black and the storm windows have a white frame, and they have to stay since the windows are not new, and we have brick sidewalks that would not be able to be painted if we paint the brick but we would paint the brink fence around our patio (if you click on the house label on the right side of the page you should be able to see more pictures of the house) You should be able to click on the pictures to make them larger.
These are both shades of tan and black that we think we will go with if we only do the trim and shutters. (we wish we had this little porch on our house but that is not in the budget and the house next door has one so ...)
Now for the painted brick, the first one is a cream even though it looks white in this picture.
This one is a yellow cream color with green shutters
we REALLY like this one but are afraid that it would be too dark on our house since we don't have the porch.