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What would you do? - Painting Brick

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We have a 2 story built in the mid '70s and I'm getting ready to paint the exterior. We are having a tough time finding a color we like that goes with the brick, and will lighten things up. Our house sits among trees that make it even darker when they are full of leaves.

So, I'm looking for opinions. One on a possible color choice, and/or one on if I should paint the brick. We got test pots of a typical tan, a light grey and an almost white with a tan hue to it. All three just didn't do it for us.

We are going to have new landscaping in a few weeks consisting of mostly shrubs and evergreens, if that helps. We've been here almost 2 years and finally have a budget to get the outside done, now that the interior is done.

Here is the house.
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What would you do? - Painting Brkc

Taupe would be beautiful with the color of brick and will show dirt less than most colors (since it is the color of dirt), as well as being an earth tone, however it is very neutral. There are some beautiful earth tones out there to chose from.

Please do not paint the beautiful brick. It so easily becomes a nuisance and an eyesore later.
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