Making Brick Look Better
Brick lends itself to different looks -- left plain, white-washed, or painted glossy.
Brick interior wall painted warm white.
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Lightened up the Palette
Brick painted charcoal on a home's exterior, with crisp white trim.
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This brick has a whitewash to tone it down.
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Great idea, but why wouldn't you start from the top?
After: Lovely Lower Level In order to create a better, brighter basement, the wood-burning stove gave way to an efficient gas fireplace. Plaster was applied to the brick wall and painted white. A limestone hearth and rustic wooden mantel complete the transformation. The new fireplace warms the room while providing a sweet, subtle focal point.
Even the stone hearth was painted.
Because the fireplace and mantel were in good condition, all they needed was a fresh coat of white paint to blend with the style of the room. The brick on the fireplace provides subtle texture to the otherwise white room and furnishings. Expert Tip: The easiest (and most inexpensive) way to revive a boring brick fireplace is with paint.
White and more white. Alright!
Bring Nature Indoors. Botanicals and textures from nature can be easily brought indoors to make a white space come alive. Think of layering with the best that mother nature offers with cut leaves, indoor trees, and fresh flowers, and don’t forget about all those river rocks, branches, or shells found on your outdoor adventures.
white fireplace. white mantel, white wall. Accessories make it a focal point.
fireplace brick painted, and surrounded with white wood.