When you choose to carry out a classic masonry instead of gluing the bricks, then the joint very much determines the end result.
Depending on the brick size that is used, 10 to 20% of the facade can consist of joints. Determining the colour of the joint is a choice that may take up quite some time. After all, the joint makes or breaks the facade.
An overview of the most used
joint colours and their effect
on the facade.
Grey is the most common joint colour. It is the most neutral colour. From close up there is sufficient contrast with the colour of the brick. From further away the wall and joint seem to be one whole.
Black joints are being increasingly more used. They give a warmer effect with certain brick colours.
A white joint emphasises the play with lines of the joint and simultaneously refreshes and intensifies the colour of the brick.
Colouring on colouring joints create even surfaces. The contrast between the brick and the joint is reduced to a minimum.
Always try various samples on a facade before using it for the entire project. The surrounding, architecture, and personal taste can very much influence your choice.
If the joint mortar is made at the construction site, make sure that it is always done in the exact same manner. A difference in the colour of the joint can totally disrupt the appearance of the facade. It may even give the impression that different coloured facing bricks are used.