Need help with exterior/ interior paint colors
kygal76
December 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have completely remodeled my home on the inside but need help with deciding what to do with the outside. The brick is white/red and the shutters are red and front door is tan as well as garage door. I'm wanting to paint shutters and front door and if possible garage door. But can't decide if I should go back to red or try another color. My house gets full sun so the shutters are faded. So not sure if that will play a role in paint choices. Please help, I'm undecided and have tried looking around neighborhoods and the web but can't find brick my color. So I'm hoping you all could help me out.
And on the inside I have a fireplace with same color brick that I love but seems it's blending in. Should I paint the brick or the walls?
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decoenthusiaste
This link might help you decide about shutters. A portico would shelter the entry. As for FP and walls, I'd paint walls to match the mortar or the darkest gray in the brick. Can't see the garage door, but imagine it needs some improvement too. http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/residential-architecture-101-shutters/

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yoboseiyo
for the fireplace, paint the walls.

do a contrasting color.
so since the brick is pink/white/red, do a blue or a green.
it'll help the red/pink stand out.
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kygal76
Thanks so much. Yeah the garage door needs improvement as well. It's the same color beige as the front door.
I never would have thought to paint the walls a grey color but after looking at the brick I do believe a grey would look great. I believe the mortar on the outside brick is like a sand color. So maybe I just need to repaint the front door & garage same color.
Thanks so much for your input. It's greatly appreciated.
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decoenthusiaste
Sounds like a solution!
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libradesigneye
Gosh, to me your washed brick fireplace fits the traditional / cottage / heritage style I see in your furnishings/the room - a painted fireplace will look a lot more modern. Shifting just the wall tone down might work well in the room - don't paint your interior brick just yet imho.

Outside, this is where I would stain the brick a warm greige - taupe is what they used to call something halfway between brown and gray but now gray is trendy so lots of neutrals go in that direction. Something close to bm antique pewter or squirrel tail http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/antiquepewter

Then, paint only your entry door - leave the trim and garage the same - they will look like a nice classic mid-tone coordinated against the pewter. Paint the shutters a glossy black, and try something unexpected at the front door - a lovely eggplant tone - deep deep raisin color - like bm caponata - http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/caponata#ce_s=caponata
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kygal76
Thanks so much. And love the paint colors. I appreciate all the input. It's really helped me.
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