I love colourful houses and streets.
Today I’m sharing with you a bit of a conundrum. Painting the exterior of our own home.
The house is Edwardian and at some point in its history been covered in a render. This was done to protect the brickwork and form a waterproof covering. It was also a job that was probably cheaper than repointing all the brickwork, which was probably something that a house of this age would have needed.
Here is a shot of the front of the house, the render is also over the back as well.
So it’s time for a repaint! (and a new porch- at some point)
Our house is a bit higgledy di piggledy and has had multiple additions and extensions through the years. It started as a semi and is now technically a mid terrace due to garages being put on the side of our house, and the previously unattached house. So I feel like I need to consider how my neighbours have painted their homes, seeing as we are literally joined!
My neighbours either side have their houses painted white, and the ones opposite which have render are also white…
I’d actually really like to use colour, but will we look like the crazy people on the street?
Or will we inspire our neighbours to follow suit and have street full of colour (my actual dream).
I’m actually normally not that bothered what people think of me, but it’s not just me living here is it, I don’t want to embarrass the kids.
Would appreciate any thoughts! Have you painted your house a colour?
Here’s some of my exterior colour inspirations. All images actually from the brilliant Natasha of Candy Pop, used here with full permission from Natasha. Do stop by her Instagram too- colour paradise and increasingly making me want to visit Oxford!
The lilac one would look great with our purple door wouldn’t it?
Huge thanks to Natasha for letting me use her images for this post.