Nothing against natural brick, but I really like painted brick! We had been living with this brick fireplace for over a year and it took that long to finally get up the courage to paint it white. But once we did, it made such a huge impact on the space. A dark corner was now a bright and beautiful centerpiece to the family room!
I chose Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White, because it is a great neutral white with a hint of gray:
Once I got going it actually went very quickly, since my intended look was “whitewashed” showing some of the previous color underneath as well as texture.
The crisp white brick makes for a great neutral backdrop to the pops of color from the accents.