When I first passed this neighbour’s house, I nearly went off the road. My first thought was “Yikes, what are they thinking?”. Then thinking better of the situation, I realized that no one would choose to paint their home this colour – would they?
Recalling when I once painted a room a deep wine colour, the recommended primer was a Pepto Bismol pink. I couldn’t get the real colour up fast enough.
It must be just that, a tinted primer for a rich red (mmm…maybe…Benjamin Moore’s Lyons Red CC-68) or burgundy (the Radicchio CC-32 would work well) these would look sharp against the cool grey brick. That must be it.
So, I waited to see what their final colour would be…but as the days passed I began to think that my initial impression was bang on.
I give credit to the homeowner - at least they painted. Many people live in a house for years with never a thought about painting or caring for the exterior of their home.
In new homes, the paint used tends to be the lowest grade that they could get their hands on and the same colour is replicated throughout the surrounding homes, creating “cookie-cutter” houses.
However, I think this homeowner yielded a little too much creativity but at least they stand out on the street!