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Limewash Brick Exterior Makeover Plans

This post is sponsored by Romabio. All opinions are 100% my own.

From the day we signed on that little dotted line and were handed the keys earlier this spring, Robert and I have been itching to share this post with y’all. If this were a Friends episode, it’d be called “The one with the big brick plans”. (That show’s producers were straight to the point, ya know?)

I remember from the moment we first walked up those steps to our house’s little stoop that I wanted to limewash this entire brick exterior. Robert admitted to me later that he had the exact same thought. Great minds think alike… or maybe minds who have been married for a while.

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She’s a charmer, this little colonial of ours, but I know she would be even prettier all dressed in white.

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But because we like texture, we still want a bit of the raw brick to show. So limewash is the answer.

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Remember back when I shared our fireplace makeover that featured the same orange-y style of brick? I spiffed it up with Romabio Classico Limewash, and I was instantly in love.

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Romabio Classico Limewash is made of real slaked-lime from Italy that goes on in one coat and is much easier to use than German Smear or mortar wash. It’s designed for exteriors, so it doesn’t flake or peel off so it continues to have an authentic European look.

I loved working with this limewash so much that I reached out to Romabio to ask if they would be willing to help a girl out with the prospects of a house exterior makeover, and lo and behold they’ll be coming out in November to make it happen!

In a few weeks, our brick colonial lady will be looking a lot like this:

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I cannot WAIT to see it all happen in person, and I’ll be sure to include y’all every step of the way on my Instagram Stories as we make progress.

So now the question is what color to pick… what limewash would you choose?

Limewash Colors

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Bianco White-  a true, bright white with no yellow undertones.

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Riposo Beige-  a darker beige with yellow undertones

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Avorio White-  a neutral white that works well with either cool or warm tones on trim and roofs.

They have 4 more colors too, but these were my top 3.

While we’re at it with limewashing the brick, we’ll be painting the trim and shutters too. I love so many of these looks that it’s hard to choose just one…

Shutter Colors:

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Black-  A classic black and white would pop so beautifully. These are some of the Behr paint colors I’m considering that are great for exteriors, if you’re thinking of spiffing up your exterior too.

1. Behr Little Black Dress

2. Behr Black Suede

3. Behr Cracked Pepper

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Cool Gray  The softer looks of a cool gray feels so welcoming.

1. Behr Barnwood Gray

2. Behr Elephant Skin

3. Behr Tin Foil

4. Behr Dark Pewter

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Warm Gray-  A more yellowy gray would be so lovely too.

1. Behr Smoked Tan

2. Behr Cotton Grey

3. Behr Arid Plains

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Navy Blue-  I love this punch of color that still behaves like a neutral.

1. Behr Starless Night

2. Behr English Channel

3. Behr Midnight Show

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French Blue-  This color is not so much a neutral but look how gorgeous! That color on the shutters coupled with a rustic wood front door would look so chic.

1. Behr Malaysian Mist

2. Behr Whipped Mint

3. Behr French Toile

4. Behr Rocky Mountain Sky

What would you pick? White limewash and black shutters? Warm gray limewash and French blue shutters? Warm beige limewash and warm gray shutters? Too. many. choices.

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226 Comments

  1. AVORIO WHITE hands down!!! The color makes it look elegant but at the same time cozy. It’s just gorgeous! The shutters I really like them painted Black. I also like Navy but only second to the black. Can’t wait to see the final product! 🙂

  2. So jealous! We have a brick front that I’ve dreamed of doing this! I love the Avorio white with black shutters (adding shutter hardware would look amazing (like picture #6). Maybe consider painting your porch & columns in bright white. Can’t wait to see the final results!

  3. The Avorio White for sure because you could go so many way with the accent colors. I think the French Blue are beautiful, I just wonder if they would look too washed out, but I would certainly try it first, and the navy as second choice, and I agree with the timeless look of classic black to round out the top three!

  4. I like the mixed whitewash the best.. and for shutters.. warm grey or French blue make a nice change from the black that so many use.

  5. I think the Avorio White allows for you to make changes to the shutters/trim down the line if you so choose since it’s much more of a neutral. Also, the french blue seems to tie in the farmhouse feel that you are so good at!

  6. I like the Avorio White with either black shutters or the yellowy-gray shutters. It’s going to look amazing when it’s finished. Congratulations on such an exciting project!

  7. The house is going to be so pretty! No matter what color you and hubby choose it will be beautiful!
    Wanted to let you know that I bought a new light fixture after your post yesterday. Yep! The power of suggestion. Hubby is gifting me part of my Christmas early. Thanks so much for your post.

  8. So exciting!! I personally like the warm wash. Any of the lime washes will look fabulous and I like the classic black or navy blue shutters. I cannot wait to see the transformation!

  9. So excited to see this in action!! I would say Avorio White and Black 🙂 Navy shutters is a close second for me too. Ahhhh, can’t wait to see the results!

  10. I Love this!!! I like the Avorio White with the Black Shutters……. Its just so classic and will never go out of style. And maybe a pop of color on the front door……..

  11. My first thought is the cool white bc you are starting with orange/red brick. A yellow based white on top may not give you the look you desire.

  12. I love this! I really like the Avorio White with the French Blue or Navy Blue. It’s going to beautiful no matter what. Good luck!

  13. Ohmigosh!! This is SO EXCITING! Any option would look amazing. If I had to choose, just one, I love Avorio White with the Navy Blue shutters— or maybe the French Blue. Ahhh!!! Can’t wait to see what you guys choose!

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