Fired-clay brick trends this year feature whites, grays, black, deep reds, painted and glazed brick with overall larger sizes. Brick Industry Association (BIA) member manufacturers around the country report that clean, cool shades top the trends at all home price ranges—primarily whites with white mortar and all grays, from light to charcoal and steel. Sandy earth tones are also trending, reflecting how fired-clay brick is made from abundant natural resources.
Sleek, black brick is also on the rise—especially for restaurants and office spaces—and gaining ground in the residential sector. Residential black and dark gray brick is trending primarily for contemporary and Art Deco looks, along with reemerging blended reds in a rolled edge texture.