Painting day tomorrow!

Hello there,

Our house is needing new paint. Many areas are starting to peel and fade. The front of our home is brick, the rest is wood siding. I started to look for options and scouted out many homes in the neighborhood who also have the same brick but I didn’t love any of the color combinations. So after about a year of debating we decided we would paint the brick so we didn’t have to coordinate. That means the options are endless! And we can really give our home a fresh update.

I love the look of all of the homes that are being painted white with black windows but I am too risk averse to make that expensive of a design choice. I’m afraid I would be bored with the black in a few years and that’s a huge cost in windows to not like them soon. Oh, did I not mention we need new windows soon, too? So I tried to pick a window trim that would blend as well as I could with the paint color. The windows will just be white and we are not ordering those for a year or so. Baby steps. Home renovation is pricey, especially windows. So for now, the windows we have currently will be painted. We are however getting the front door replaced. More on that in another post.

Here’s a before photo of our house. The style is considered French Provincial.

With the French Provincial style in mind, I wanted our home to be a lighter color, a creamy white is what I had in mind and think it suits the style of home well.

I scoured the internet for homes with painted brick and found an inspirational photo to work from.

Photo: tennesseevalleyhomes/Instagram

I think this home is beautiful.

I could never find the exact paint colors for my inspirational photo so I had to do a lot of guessing. Many colors were painted on to the house.

We narrowed it down to SW Creamy and Benjamin Moore White Dove. I love them both but ultimately felt like the Sherwin Williams Creamy was a little more in line with my inspirational photo and the BM White Dove was a little brighter white than I was envisioning.

We decided on Sherwin Williams Creamy for the main color and Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue for the shutter color.

I can’t wait to share more photos with you as we move forward!

Personally, Poppe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: