Our house desperately needs a paint job. Here's the current colour, as we bought it 4 years ago. The wood is sage green and red brick facing appears in three areas. The hot pink doors have to go!
My preferred house colours are white, seaside gray blue, and soft yellow, but only if I had a charming character home! Instead we have a 1970's house in a neighborhood where everyone is updating their house in taupes, browns, and grays. I would like our house to fit in...
The entire back yard (garage, potting shed, and 3 fences) will be painted in the wood colour (or perhaps 2 similar shades), so I really want to love the colour we choose for the wood! It's what I see when I look out the window at our lovely flower garden, so I want to like it!
Everyone in the neighborhood seems to be painting their brick. I don't happen to LOVE my brick, so I'm not too sentimental about it. I can't find anyone in Calgary to stain/tint it, as I'd rather do, to preserve a different mortar colour. So it might just get painted.
I've worked out 4 schemes so far. All options have black door and shutters (I may consider a different colour door later!)
Option 1: Paint the brick. Use a medium greige on the wood, a few shades darker on the brick:
Option 2: Paint the brick. Darker greige on the wood with homogenous brick (perhaps only one shade darker but similar to the wood):
Option 3: Keep the brick. Use a complementary medium brown paint:
Option 4: Keep the brick. Use a complementary DARKER brown paint, which picks up the dark brown bricks:
I think I am leaning to Option 1 or 2. What think ye? Another idea perhaps??
I used Sherwin Williams fabulous colour visualizer for this project!
Colours are all Sherwin Williams:
Option 1: Functional Gray (wood) + Thunder Gray (brick) + Tricorn Black (door, shutters)
Option 2: Dovetail Gray (wood) + Gauntlet Gray (brick) + Caviar (door, shutters)
Option 3: Mega Greige (wood) + Tricorn Black (door, shutters)
Option 4: Mink (wood) + Tricorn Black (door, shutters)