It might seem like my mission is to paint everything deep grey . . . Can you blame me? Since a coat of charcoal grey made our dated fireplace look so much more modern, now I want to paint the exterior of the lakehouse a similar shade. Maybe even darker – almost black. It would pair so crisply with our existing white trim (and a turquoise door, of course).
|Style at Home|
|Carol Reed Design|
As a reminder, below are some photos of our exterior. It really isn’t offensive, but I don’t love the faux stonework. What bothers me most is that the side and back of the house, even the garage, have beige siding that looks cheap and totally clashes with the wood and stonework. A coat of deep grey (on everything, including the guesthouse exterior) could unify the myriad of materials.
|A new roof will have to wait.|
The only problem is that I skipped masonry paint for the fireplace makeover because a paint + primer was enough for an interior application. For an exterior application, I’m
worried I should stick to actual masonry paint for the faux stone, but the few brands I have tracked down so far come pre-tinted and none have a shade as dark as my inspiration pictures.
As a plan B, I spotted this house
while walking Szuka:
It’s more muted, but I’ve really become enamored with taupe and bright turquoise. It’s also far easier to track down a more mellow grey or taupe in paints designed for masonry.