Sammy and I were excitedly making plans with a friend who was contracting with us to build a new house for us. I was dumbfounded when he asked, “What color brick do you want?” What! We have to choose a color for brick. Isn’t brick red? Brick equals red, doesn’t it? I assumed brick was red.
Now that I think of it, we were living in a rental house at that time. It was – get this – gray brick. Still it hadn’t dawned on me that a brick house was anything but red!
You can imagine how I panicked when asked what color walls, woodwork, wall paper, carpet, outside windows and doors, counter tops… My friend, Bill the contractor, was a generous man of great patience. Thankfully.
The brick in the image is close to the color of brick he used for that house. I think it was less expensive than other colors. Maybe it was overstock! Anyway my new brick house was not red – not brick red.
Color prompt challenge by tourmaline: https://tourmalinenow.com/2019/08/27/color-your-world-brick-red-3/