Sarah Carpenter Consideration...
Check out the Romabio website if you want to keep the brick and soften the color. Romabio isn't paint or schmear, it's a limewash with a chalky finish that allows the brick to "breathe" so it doesn't peel or flake. It's easy to apply and available online in different colors from Home Depot and other places. I started with a solid coat on our fireplace which was too heavy for the room and it was a simple fix to spray water from a bottle, wipe off the excess and adjust the coverage. A fireplace application tutorial is on their website. www.Romabio.com
Meg, I think we need to see it - is it the kitchen, fireplace, flooring? Why do you want to alter it? I'm not at all against German schmear - depending on the home, if it is appropriate for the/your style. We are installing brick veneer in a couple areas, and I plan to flush the mortar to give it an older look, and add a wee bit of 'schmear'. After which I'll add a bit of antiquing, but only if I deem it needed. There are several ways to alter brick, as you've mentioned. You need a rather artistic hand for some - to keep it looking authentic. If you do proceed, I recommend gathering as many photos of what you want it to look like first, then attempting it on some separate brick, purchased at a brick yard. Often brick is antiqued ever so slightly by using a mix of very wet plaster and light paint, and gently splattering - before installing. I wouldn't do that after installed, you won't get the same look unless you are exceptionally talented. Be aware that brick stain will most likely leave your brick a rather dulled, monotone color. This was applied to my front steps after a mortar mishap by a rather horrible tile layer. It eventually faded with weather, but I found the entire look to be unattractive. You might not, but again, test on separate bricks. Painting the brick seems popular now, though I'm not fond of the look. I prefer the brick pretty much in it's original state. Do you want to lighten it? Do you want it to look older? What you do depends on your home and the look you want. Choosing something random, just to make a change, most likely will not end in good results.
Here is the issue are medium tone, parchment cabinets with black granite. Or quartz… What to do?
Darkcountertops, light backsplash flash to match
Dark countertops, change hardware to match?
And example of using black near the stove area, and lightning to match cabinets in the rest of the kitchen area.
Should my floors look like this.?
Washed bricks eliminate contrast pink and pop counters
Counters dark. Walls dark. .
Possible but not popping
Washed to match cabinets ..
Can we get this in grey!?
Wow and wow!!!!
Can we save the texture and still get a grey finish?
Chalk paint or schmeer idea. Use grey?
Perhaps this is the answer, use white backsplash and use dark counters. Then the cook area is more uniform also,
Love counter color and backsplash
Prefect POSSIBLE backsplash and dark counters to make the kitchen pop????
This is a tile I’m looking at at eastern surfaces.
color remakrably close st james property
OKK LOVE THIS BUT HOW CAN WE DO THIS WITH THE pink NATURE OF THE Cabinets? Can we go all white ish and still look ok w Brick floor? Rug?
perfect concept, can we pull this off i nhe right tone?
pink tones and the cambria
almost exactly ours.
The one chosen this evening
Result wo our cabinets
This is as closest we’re going to get to work we are about to purchase
Why cNt we match The color and create a popping backsplash...?????
This is what I had hoped for. Look wiser.