The first question you need to ask yourself is: do I have an ink-jet printer or a color copier/laser printer?
INK-JET: If you have an ink-jet, then you will have to stick to photo quality papers. Unfortunately, there is not a great selection of glossy brochure paper for ink-jet printers.
LASER/COLOR COPIER: Do you need a thick paper for business cards or post cards? Look into coated cover/cardstock. These sheets are thicker and sturdier. For brochures, pages for booklets, or anything you may need to fold, you would want to stick to a text weight.