Real Life Design Advice from Design Expert, Kelly Kaiser of Orange Moon Interiors
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.
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.
An antique technique in the color “Classico Limewash” by Romabio was used on this home in Saint Matthews, Kentucky.
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 the color palette by Romabio with whites, beiges, and a gray.
The entry way above is classified as having some warmer finishes including this espresso colored door.
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.
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.
Likewise, the lime wash on this front porch from “The Enchanted Home” 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! 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.
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.