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My New (old) Craftsman House - help me choose step color
Karen Fisher Alaniz
July 2, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi. I'm thrilled that I just bought this 1910 Craftsman style home. As part of my deal on the home, it was just painted. There is a beautiful brick pathway leading up to the steps. My question is about the steps and the long pillar things on each side of them which are made of cement. Currently, they are cement-colored and a worn reddish color. It looks to me like someone tried to match the color of the path bricks and painted them that color. It is wearing off and looks old and neglected compared to the newly painted house. What color should I paint them? My thoughts are to either try to match the brick-red color better, or paint them the color of the trim, or the color of the base of the house. But I'm open to suggestions. Also, do you have suggestions for paint to use that will be durable. Thanks so much! Karen