15 Painted Brick Fireplaces That Radiate Coziness

We’re talking #fireplacegoals.

IMHO, the best part about cooler weather is the coziness that accompanies the chilly nights — furry blankets, hot drinks and a crackling fire. The fireplace, which sits sad and silent for so much of the year, comes to life in all its blazing glory, and suddenly all is right in the world.

As the nights progressively grow colder, I can’t help but anticipate my first fire of the year. Right now, the anticipation is making me a little bit fireplace-obsessed. I can’t get enough of painted brick fireplaces. They’re fresh and stylish yet classic and timeless. Check out 15 of my favorites, and prepare for some major #fireplaceenvy.

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White Painted Fireplace With Mint Green Bookshelves

White Painted Fireplace With Mint Green Bookshelves

This brick fireplace is given a stylish look with painted white brick and mint green accents. A black and white family photo hangs above with smaller framed photos placed on the mantel and bookshelves. Not only does it look more modern and brighter, but it also invites you in to sit and look at photos or get cozy with a good book.

From: Cousins Undercover

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Mint shelves flank this painted white brick fireplace, lending a splash of color to the space. A matching mint green mantel ties the look together.

Creamy Character

White Painted Brick Fireplace

White Painted Brick Fireplace

This white painted brick fireplace features a mantle that doubles as a bookshelf.

Photo by: Jill Malek

Jill Malek

Creamy paint freshens up this old brick fireplace while still allowing its original character to shine through. Stacks of books add interest and color.

Rustic Glam

Painted Brick Fireplace With Rustic Wood Mantel

Painted Brick Fireplace With Rustic Wood Mantel

A brick fireplace is given a fresh coat of white paint with an assortment of candle holders atop a rustic wooden mantel.

A rough-hewn wood mantel gives this painted brick fireplace a rustic feel. Metallic candleholders adorn the mantel, offsetting the rusticity with a glamorous touch.

Modern Minimalism

White Brick Fireplace and Lantern Pendants

White Brick Fireplace and Lantern Pendants

The brick fireplace and its chimney are large and, left in the original red, might feel imposing and out of date. But painted white, they look clean and contemporary and become an ideal backdrop for fun details like the lantern pendants.

Photo by: Tim Krueger

Tim Krueger

Crisp, white paint helps this brick fireplace achieve a clean, minimalist look. Lantern pendants and beautiful wood floors create warmth.

Charcoal Texture

Brick Fireplace With Simple Elegance

Brick Fireplace With Simple Elegance

The rough-hewn mantel brings out the natural texture in the painted brick fireplace. A blend of spindly branches and small sculptures adorns the mantel, while a potted plant and driftwood keep company on the hearth below.

From: Erica Islas

Photo by: Erica Islas

Erica Islas

The charcoal gray fireplace serves as a striking contrast to the bright, white walls in this stunning living area. A rough-hewn mantel brings attention to the natural texture of the painted bricks.

Bedroom Highlight

White Brick Fireplace With Rustic Mantel

White Brick Fireplace With Rustic Mantel

The white brick fireplace gets lots of rustic charm and textural interest from the unfinished wood mantel. In front of the window, a sheer curtain allows for privacy while still letting in natural light.

Photo by: Tim Krueger

Tim Krueger

A thick wood mantel breaks up the soft, clean look of this white brick fireplace, ensuring it’s a bedroom focal point.

Bright + All-White

Cozy Living Room With White Brick Walls & Fireplace

Cozy Living Room With White Brick Walls & Fireplace

A transitional living room is softened by large comfortable seating and a lush Flokati rug. Giant windows bring the outdoors in, and the fireplace brings an added warmth and central focus to the space. A zebra-print chair is a punchy addition, and the TV makes this space an all-around perfect living space.

Photo by: Jim Barstch

Jim Barstch

This white brick fireplace pairs with pretty, white furniture to create a living room that looks soft and snowy. Clean architectural lines offer a modern backdrop.

Gray Contrast

Bright & Cozy Modern Living Room

Bright & Cozy Modern Living Room

Four large windows fill this living room with plenty of natural light and frame the modern fireplace. Charcoal gray limestone surrounds the fireplace, while above the mantel, painted gray brick provides the backdrop for four floating shelves. Light oak flooring and a mix of modern furnishings complete the design.

Photo by: Eisner Design

Eisner Design

Though this fireplace is actually limestone, painted gray brick towers above, creating a cohesive look. The rich, gray hues offset the room’s stark, white walls and soaring windows.

Time-Worn Charm

Cozy Living Room With White Brick Fireplace

Cozy Living Room With White Brick Fireplace

As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, the focal point of this bright yet cozy living room is a brick fireplace with a white faux finish. The wood-and-metal coffee table and acacia wood flooring balance the more feminine, floral window treatments. Jonathan and Drew had the rose-colored mirror (a family heirloom of the homeowners) custom framed for the mantel.

From: Property Brothers

White paint gives this brick fireplace a charming, timeworn look. Warm wood tones and colorful accessories make for an ultra-cozy space.

Double-Sided Beauty

White Brick Fireplace With Wood Mantel

White Brick Fireplace With Wood Mantel

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this double-sided fireplace by painting the brick bright white and adding a modern wood mantel. The adjacent dining area features floating wood shelves and a chalkboard wall for a cafe-like atmosphere.

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images © 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images, 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Crisp, white paint updates this double-sided fireplace for a contemporary look. A dark wood mantel provides contrast and a touch of rusticity.

Retro Flair 

Midcentury Modern Chairs With Yellow Pillows

Midcentury Modern Chairs With Yellow Pillows

Team Jonathan opted for a pair of midcentury modern chairs as part of its living room makeover on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother . The low-slung seating brings a bit of retro flair to the sitting room with a painted brick fireplace.

From: Brother Vs. Brother

Gray paint makes the brick fireplace coordinate seamlessly with the midcentury furniture in this seating area. Candles are always a great option for nonfunctioning fireplaces.

Add Some Shiplap

Shiplap Paneling

Shiplap Paneling

The original fireplace brick was painted white and shiplap paneling with a natural wood mantel was installed. The living room is staged with French Country accessories, books, and bright linen window treatments.

From: Fixer Upper

The shiplap paneling above this fireplace blends beautifully with the painted white brick below. A small wood mantel breaks up the all-white look.

Dark + Moody

Black and Gray Den with Brick Fireplace

Black and Gray Den with Brick Fireplace

A black and gray den with a white brick fireplace is shown, as seen on DIY Network's Mega Dens.

From: Mega Dens

A black accent wall and mantel make the white brick fireplace pop in this moody living room. The black-and-white combo pairs perfectly with the room’s gray walls and wood floors.

Charming Cottage Style

Reclaim Your Mantel

Reclaim Your Mantel

Here's some DIY inspiration — that's simply reclaimed wood mounted above the fireplace. The metal sconces and pottery accents add to the rustic cottage style. Design by Anisa Darnell

The white brick fireplace fits with the cottage aesthetic in this lovely living room. A classic gray mantel adds a traditional touch.

Rustic Redwood

Redwood Mantel With Black Accent Mirrors

Redwood Mantel With Black Accent Mirrors

As seen on Fixer Upper, the Haires' living room gets a redwood mantel to match the one in their living room, tying the rustic look through the whole house.

From: Fixer Upper

A redwood mantel lends a gorgeous punch of rusticity to this white brick fireplace. Fresh flowers add a feminine feel.

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