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Bring new life to that outdated brick fireplace with an inviting coat of paint.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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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Giving your outdated brick fireplace a bright facelift is as easy as having a few supplies and a little bit of elbow grease.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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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!
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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.