Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cloud Cover

I remember before we put an offer in on our house the Mr. said to me "I have a feeling if we end up moving here you are going to paint the house white." Does he know me well or what? My dream of living in a white house has come true! Our house was by no means ugly before we painted it, but I have always wanted a white house. Also every single house on our street is red brick so I wanted to to be a little different. For a designer you would think I could be a little more creative than white everywhere, but for some reason white is so soothing to me. I ended up painting the house Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover, the same color as every room inside the house. I did test a few other colors but I felt Cloud Cover was the best. It is a white that doesn't appear too yellow or too gray, and it is just a dark enough contrast for my crisp white trim work to pop. I originally was going to go for a slightly darker shutter and door color, but I ended up choosing Benjamin Moore Seattle Mist. I love the new look of our house, and am patiently waiting for my cherry laurel bushes out front to grow. I told the Mr. he was allowed to make all the decisions outside since he literally had no say inside. He has a long list of landscaping plans he wants to accomplish over the next few years, but even without the perfect landscaping I love the way our house has transformed since we moved in. 















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10 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! I am dreaming of painting our brick exterior but I just don't know if I can pull the trigger. Cloud cover is what we had our kitchen cabinets painted and I absolutely love it.

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  2. What an amazing difference…love the white!!

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  3. I love the painted brick, I wish I had done the same. My last house was red brick and while I admired a house around the corner that was painted, it never occurred to me to paint. Duh.
    Now in my stone house, I had the yard "fenced" with laurel. Mine is skip because I wanted it to be a privacy hedge. I can't count how many I have but love it. It stays green all year which in our winter weather is nice.

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  4. Great and easy-to-understand tutorial, thnx!

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  5. I love this look - it's a nice combination with the trim colours. We were going to use a special die on our brick instead of paint. It's supposed to have a longer life, allow the mortar to breath properly and last well in our cooler climate (living in southern Ontario). But I love the look of painted brick.

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  6. Wonderful tutorial! Great difference. I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. It is just perfect...of course it is!

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  8. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially that it is beautiful and dog inhabited!

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  9. Love the idea of BM Cloud Cover throughout your beautiful home. Can you please share which trim color you used? Everything looks fresh and lovely!

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