We recently purchased this house and repainted it. I love the paint and trim color, however, the brick has to change. Any suggestions? Here are the pictures
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Welcome. I'd probably continue the gray onto the brick portion and then paint the front door a pretty yellow or red (both compliment gray and will call attention to the entry.
Is there a porch? It appears as tho there is a raised elevation in front of door and windows. If so, add a white railing in an interesting shape such as this chippendale. It will be enhanced by the gray brick background and add architectural interest. Some potted flowers on the railing will add bursts of color.
Also, planting colorful flowers and foliage along the sidewalk will pop against the neutral gray facade.
Looks great, Kamrud!
I'm personally not a big fan of the 2-tone (sorry, that wasn't your question) so I would go all grey on the body of the home and then repaint the door in a vivid color.
If it were me (again), I would consider a burgundy red or navy on the door to complement the grey. (Many colors can be used b/c grey's a terrific neutral, however.) If someone really wanted to use gold, I would introduce it as an accent color.
Just my 2 cents, however. Best wishes and congrats on your new pad!
P.S. Oops, when you say brick, did you mean what appears to be a retaining wall in the front? (A different/wide angle photo might help.) That looks neutral - I might leave it - possibly less maintenance going forward.
Sorry if I missed the point of your post. Sounds like you really, really want to paint it. To make it essentially disappear, I'd spray it with the same shade of grey, after doing the proper prep work, naturally.
Good Luck!This message has been edited. Last edited by: blueday,
I agree to continue the same paint on the brick and paint the front door a stunning accent color.
Rather than paint the brick, which leads to other problems, why don't you pick a color for the house that goes with the brick? I know you just painted but you did not take into consideration the color of the brick. Something in the brown or yellow family would look better.
It may be more than you want to spend but there are stone facade products out there that could be put over the brick and change the whole look. I really don't like painted brick. We are looking at adding stacked stone over a brick fireplace and found there are a lot of options out there.
Good idea, 16paws. Alternatively, it might be even easier to cap it off with wood or one of the other fencing materials to change the entire look.
Covering the brick portion in a stone veneer that echos the gray facade is another option to consider if budget allows. Do a Web search for contractors who specialize in this application in your local area.
This being said, I don't see why painting that portion of brick is out of the question if done correctly. Brick, at least, adds texture and is a quality exterior product. For the record, I prefer the natural beauty of brick to be revealed, but I have seen some brick colorations that I wouldn't hesitate to paint if it were my home.
Weigh your options and gather estimates...then decide. BTW, I love the suggestion I posed re. adding an architectural element in your trim color in the way of a railing to emphasize the front porch area.
All good ideas but personally, I believe we need the OP to return with more information. I previously asked if he/she could post a better photo of it.
It kinda' looks like one of those street dividers that sometimes act as frontage for multiple homes. Could be I'm off on my depth perception or something.
If that's it beyond the curb, I agree with the OP that paint's the best option.
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