What Color Should I Paint My Brick Fireplace?

Bring new life to that outdated brick fireplace with an inviting coat of paint. From subdued to vibrant, get inspired by these nine color ideas.

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June 28, 2019

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Bright White Delight

Giving your outdated brick fireplace a bright facelift is as easy as having a few supplies and a little bit of elbow grease. A crisp white shade coats this characteristic fireplace to give it a breath of fresh air. Pro tip: To add a playful pop of color, paint the inside a contrasting color — like teal blue seen here.

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Bold Contrast

There’s nothing quite like cozying up to a warm and inviting fireplace on a chilly night. Give yours that same rich ambiance all year round by painting the brick a deep shade such as black. And as a bonus, the soot and residue will blend right in. Win, win!

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Pretty in Pink

Bubblegum pink and white: a match made in color heaven. This youthful combination by J. Kurtz Design adds a preppy punch to this modern-chic living space.

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Gray Goodness

Sometimes bright white can be a little intimidating. If that's the case, opt for a lovely gray instead. A light shade of gray transforms this living room’s fireplace into a stunning focal piece while keeping the space bright and airy throughout.

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Brick-Red Brick

This non-working fireplace is brimming with the young occupant's furry friends — and bold color. Designed by Karen Wolf, the rust hue is a nod to its original brick backdrop but with whole new life.

Blue-Gray Beauty

As seen on Fixer Upper, this once-dated focal wall gets a huge facelift with the help of a gorgeous blue-gray color on the brick fireplace, flanked by modern wood paneling and shelving.

Trendy Whitewash

Mute the harshness of your brick fireplace with a contemporary whitewashing technique. Preparing the whitewash is fairly simple — mix a 50/50 ratio of water and white paint and then apply. This will add the right amount of pizzazz and character without looking too stark.

Discover More: The Dos and Don'ts of Painting a Brick Fireplace

Rich With Warmth

A brown-black, floor-to-ceiling fireplace delivers a comforting feel while also complementing the tufted leather couches in this handsome-yet-casual living area.

Lime Green Alert

We’re pretty sure this colorful room can be seen from outer space, and that’s exactly what makes it so wow-worthy. Perfect for a beachside bungalow, this sunroom features a zingy lime-green fireplace and matching surrounding walls to create a playful and quirky space.

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