Tag: Brick

The Best Paint Colours to Update a Brick Fireplace

 

Partner post to How to Update Your Fireplace – 4 Fireplace Update Ideas

If you’ve been following my blog for a while (bless your lil’ heart) you’ll know that I LOVE to paint anything that men HATE to paint -brick, wood, you name it and I’ll paint it (including my body). In fact, I’m sure that I am the featured image on many a dartboard across the country.

And I’m not picking on men here, I swear. It’s just that in my decorating adventures, I’ve found that men are the LEAST likely to want to paint brick or solid wood pieces – EVEN IF they are butt-ugly.

BTW – the font sizes are mixed up on this post – I’m trying to fix it (but am mildly stumped). 

how to update brick fireplace by painting

Does the thought of painting this make you break into a Richard Simmons style sweat?

So, this blog post is for

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Choosing Exterior Brick, Stone and Colors

Cherry Hill Brick by Acme, one of their best selling perfect to create a gorgeous Southern Colonial Exterior

Unless you are purposely trying to create a Southern Colonial look for your home, it seems that most clients have graduated from red brick to one that includes warmer earth tones and tumbled antiqued textures. Do not misunderstand me, red bricks are beautiful in the right home with the right style. But lack of imagination sometimes makes people choose the familiar rather than the sublime.You will not find many people describe choosing brick as having any sort of sublime attributes. But like a physical make-over, some folks needs a home style make over. Now.

When choosing exteriors, think style first, texture second and colors third.

Style: Determine what you would like. Mediterranean, old world, Tuscan, French Colonial, French Country, Austin Hill Country, etc. There are a myriad of different exterior styles

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A Brick Exterior with a Fresh New Look!

 

When it comes to picking paint colours for the exterior, there are SO many things to consider: roof, brick/stone, driveway, exposure, landscaping, and then, of course, you throw personal tastes into the mix and it’s no WONDER it’s a stressful process!

And this cute little rancher is the PERFECT example of ‘high needs’ as we had to accommodate ALL of the above considerations. Luckily, she had the right bones to be a beauty, she just needed a lil’ facelift!

Exterior with brick before KYlie M Edesign (2)

From their questionnaire, I knew the owners were looking for something NOT warm, NOT yellow and HOPEFULLY taupe or gray – with green undertones. I figured we could squeeze in gray, but I couldn’t accommodate the green undertone. Why? Well, the majority of the products on this property are warm – orange to be specific. Sure, there’s some purple in the roof and driveway, but the dominant colour is orange. So,

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Living Rooms With Exposed Brick Walls

Adjoining houses, renovating an old build, or simply stuck for an effortlessly-cool living room design? An exposed brick wall could solve all your problems. Whether you’re after the look of the Mediterranean, cool, relaxed and rustic; or a Scandinavian-inspired, low-key background peopled with bookcases; or an industrial haven perfect for sipping drip coffee amongst fur throws and stove piping, exposed brick is the medium for you. Classic red brick explores warm and tasty segues to the kitchen. Cool grey provides a subtle backdrop for your individual style. Take a peek at our crafted selection of inspirational examples.

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