To paint or not to paint?
Here's the deal: Since we've moved into this house, I've had the urge to paint the exterior brick. There are white spots all around that we'll not be able to remove, and I think a fresh coat of paint would really make the otherwise boring exterior of our house a little cheery-er:
It's quaint, but it just screams dull to me. However, I am scared to take this on. I'm not usually scared of paint OR color, and it's not like I'll be painting it bright orange or anything, but I'm scared it won't look the way I think it will. The hubs said I could do it if I wanted to, but I don't think he's 100% sold on the idea either. Here's where you come in. I've been daydreaming for awhile and looking up grand examples of beautifully painted brick to back up my rationale so I'd like you daydream with for a moment...
Okay, seriously? I'm sure it looked amazing without the paint, but I love this painted brick!
This is a little closer to what I mean. I was thinking about doing a light tan color, but this picture makes me wanna go even lighter.
I also love this one. This house, along with a house I pass on the way to work everyday just like this, makes me wanna paint it a darker gray.
Look at this AMAZING transformation from painting brick! Gorgeous! If only paint would make my house look like that!
Perhaps this would be an easier decision if I didn't have the siding and it was all brick. I wish I had a photoshop program that would let me play around with the colors on the photo and see what it would look like (if you know how to do that and want to humor me, that'd be awesome!)
So, I need your vote:
Choice 1: Don't paint the brick. Leave it alone.
Choice 2: Paint the brick a lighter tone, perhaps and creamy color.
Choice 3: Paint the brick a darker tone, like a gray or brown.
By the way, my door is now painted red I just don't have a picture of it. I'm excited to hear what you think!