white paint color for exterior of house
abug0007
May 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Want the right white color for a brick house
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feeny
Are you painting the brick? Or are you looking for a color for the trim on a brick house? And if so, what is the color of the brick? Finally, are you looking for a white or an ivory?
May 24, 2013 at 6:30AM   
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abug0007
It is an old house that has a pickled look from age. I am looking for a calm white that is not to stark. A warm white if that makes sense.
May 24, 2013 at 6:45AM   
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feeny
Not sure what you mean by a "pickled look" when referring to brick, and I still don't know whether you want the paint for the brick or for the trim. You might want to post a photo as that will help people to advise you better.
May 24, 2013 at 6:49AM   
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bluenan
It sounds like you're referring to whitewashed brick. A softer white trim and darker shutters and door will look great. Get paint samples, there are many, many different shades of white, just don't pick a pure white.
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May 24, 2013 at 7:09AM     
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mefor
I love a washed or worn painted brick on a house. So romantic, love those pictures bluenan!!
May 24, 2013 at 7:12AM     
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Design Collaborative
Definitely need a photo so we can see the house. Be careful about painting brick. Once painted, forever painted, you can't un-ring that bell. Brick has a true natural intrinsic beauty, many times painting it takes the color and texture away. The warm painted brick look can be romantic or it can just look old.
May 24, 2013 at 7:30AM   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Agree need photos of your home to best help
May 24, 2013 at 8:29AM   
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