Color? The house is red brick on the first floor. Wouldn't be my pick, but not interested in painting the brick - so there we are.
|What, we don't need a paint job. This looks fabulous.|
To the right, just out of view is the dumb overgrown bush.
I love the color combos the website suggests, but none of their examples show how to coordinate them with red brick. The examples are recently built houses with brick colors that lend themselves to earthy tones, etc. We can just stick with white. We've lived here 13 years. Sometimes change is nice, but changing to something so drastic might not be the route to go. It's not like it would be paint and we could just change it in a few years.
Product? Have you heard of Hardie Board? One person I consulted who does interior design type work says that Hardie Board will fade and will need to be painted at some point. It's the most expensive product out there. It comes with a lifetime warranty, so can it really fade? Require painting?
*editing to add: I found an article stating that after 15 years Hardie board needs to be painted. Well, that's not ideal.
Open to suggestions. Oh, and for all of my LOVE-TO-PLANT-AND-GROW-STUFF friends, please try to ignore my lack of all things growing and flowering.
|bothbay blue (with red? hmm?)|
|night gray (maybe my favorite) - |
but can I handle the change?
|light gray (our last house was|
red brick and light gray)
the gray one with no caption
is aged pewter. My blog is getting
sassy with me and won't let me label it.
|I grew up in a red brick house with |
blue siding and burgundy shutters.
I always thought it didn't match.
But I do LIKE blue.
|example of a dark color with red brick|
|Maybe technically dark blue - looks nothing |
like my house, but makes me wonder
what it would look like on my house.