Monday, April 16, 2012

Exterior Input

All you designers and wannabe designers out there, I need your input!!!  I have waited until the 11th hour to make any paint decisions and now it's GO time!!!  I NEED to make these decisions, uh,  by today-UGH!!!  So help!  
We have decided to paint the exterior of our brick rancher.  What color????

I want a cream color I'm thinking.   
I've looked into "Pointing" by Farrow and Ball

This is "Pointing" on our brick with that little bit on the bottom left painted in Benjamin Moore "Iron Mountain"-thinking of this for the shutters and exterior doors but may be too dark??

Benjamin Moore "Iron Mountain" 2134-30

Hubster loves this combo the best.

Or moving in a different direction, something like this for trim and doors

Benjamin Moore "Texas Leather"

Please excuse the mess I made above trying out all these different colors.  
The tan is Benjamin Moore "Clarksville Gray" but I think it's  a little too dark for me. 
 The top brown color is "Texas Leather" and the darker brown is "Texas Leather"-double formula + black- (got the idea from Darby over at Fly Through our Window-her sister is Erika from Urban Grace Interiors- if you did not already put it together.  This is Darby's House-love her color scheme, just not sure I can go so dark?  It doesn't look so dark here but in person it looks  a little darker to me.)


I don't know, the more I think about it, i'm liking cream and shades of gray.  
Would love some feedback!


H.G. The Countess said...

I think I agree with your husb!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

I like the cream and gray too and I do really like the combo your hubby likes too. I need to save these images for when we repaint!

Melissa Wagner said...

love the pointing and iron mountain combo! There is nothing better than painted brick in my opinion!!!

Melissa Wagner said...

I would get the iron mountain reduced about 25 % so it won't be too dark for your liking.

lizziefitz said...

I am with hubster , the cream and gray is stunning! Plus , it's my birthday so you have to take my advice( I am much older and wiser...HA!)

Melissa Wagner said...

Changed my mind to your hubby's idea-just saw the same colors on a house in person today!

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