Painting brick and selecting colors

kled2008November 24, 2013

We are purchasing a home and I plan to paint the brick. (Photos attached). I know there are a lot of differing aesthetics out there and many would never consider painting brick. Though I value your individual preferences, I have always loved the look of off white/light neutral painted brick homes and would love suggestions on specific paint and trim colors. The home is brick and stone. My goal is to find an off white paint for the brick that does not turn creamy yellow or isn't to bright a white that will make the stone "pop"...possibly a shaded white with slight gray undertones. The windows are currently a shade of putty/greige/taupe and the casings and trim are cream. I'm thinking the windows and casing should be painted the same color? Should they be taupe or the off white of the house? There are shutters for the windows, but they have never been put up and I would like to find a putty/greige/taupe for them. Please take a look and give me your thoughts!!! Many thanks in advance.

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geoffrey_b

Forever ruined!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 9:09AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

purple would go with the stone work :-)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 5:56PM
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geoffrey_b

After careful consideration - Rustoleum White would be great. You'll need about 1,000 aerosol cans :)

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 5:21PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I think purple would be much better than plain old white!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 5:22PM
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kled2008

I see that I'm obviously not asking for help in the correct forum...wow, what negativity. I hope you all have a lovely holiday season.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2013 at 9:45PM
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