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Brick homes are durable and extremely charming in their own right, but let’s dive into a design trend that can take a brick home from cute to looking like it was plucked right out of the English Countryside: Lime wash. We are loving the lime wash trend.

Unveiling the Timeless Charm of Lime Wash

In the realm of interior design, few techniques boast the timeless elegance and understated allure of limewash. Derived from limestone, this age-old method of painting has been cherished for centuries for its ability to impart a soft, weathered patina to surfaces, evoking a sense of rustic sophistication and Old-World charm.

Lime Wash offers a distinct departure from conventional paint, with its subtle variations in hue and texture adding depth and character to walls and surfaces. Its breathable nature allows it to age gracefully over time, developing a unique, lived-in aesthetic that tells a story of bygone eras.

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Authenticity on the forefront.

If you are lucky enough to have a brick home, you can be sure that it will stand the test of time. Brick is a great investment for your home. Now you can transform your investment into something more European and sophisticated.

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Paul Bates Architects, Charlotte, North Carolina

An antique technique in the color “Classico lime wash” by Romabio shines on this home in Saint Matthews, Kentucky.

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Classic Finishes, Kentucky

The bright whitewash on this Texas home makes it look completely fresh and even quite modern.

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Ellebright Designs, Texas

Different tones for different folks!

Contrary to what you may think, the color of your home after lime washing isn’t necessarily dependent on the color of your brick. The dominant color for the home will actually be the color of the wash paint selected. A couple factors that should be considered when selecting the color is the color of your roof, shingles, and trim. Take a look at this color palette by Romabio with whites, beiges, and a gray.

The home below is classified as having some warmer finishes including this espresso colored door.

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The Home Depot

Meanwhile this stunning Atlanta, Georgia home boasts cool tones with a slate-colored roof, black beams, and steel window finishes.

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Jryan Duffey Architect, Georgia

Not just for your exteriors.

If you are loving this trend like we are but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge on your exterior, try smaller pieces on your home or in your interiors.

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Instant charm was added to this fireplace. Wash by Romabio in “Avorio White” was applied to the brick to make this clean and beautiful living room come together.

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The Enchanted Home

Likewise, the lime wash on this front porch adds even more interest to the already intricate brick work.

The best part? Lime wash is removable.

We love a good design risk, especially when it is removable! View an example of removable wall paper on our clients beach home staircase. First, a wonderful thing about using certain kinds of lime wash is that it can be wiped or washed off after application. Secondly, you can try test strips on the exterior of your home like you would for regular paint of an interior room. Lastly, a pressure washer can be used to remove the Lime wash after a certain amount of time.

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Simply Aligned Home, Kentucky

How do I add Lime Wash to my house?

In conclusion, we recommend consulting with an interior design professional before adding lime wash to the exterior of your home.

Do you have questions regarding the exterior or interior of your home? Contact us at Follow us @orangemooninteriors #orangemooninteriors for more design trends and inspiration.