Best wall color to go with brick fireplace

stewiepopcornOctober 17, 2009

Does anyone have an idea of a paint color that would work with this brick fireplace? Thanks!

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octoberdana

I personally would use a red.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 10:02AM
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graywings123

A safe choice would be one of the colors in the bricks, which on my monitor appear to be shades of beige to orange. You could also match the color of the grout.

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    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 12:57PM
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oopsie913

I am with octoberdana and would suggest a red/burgundy. I wouldn't try to blend with the fireplace and think a red would be a good contrast for this, plus it always looks good for holidays lol...

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 4:01PM
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kathec

I disagree with red. Too often the brick, which usually has a lot of brown, can clash if directly next to the brick. Since colors can vary on monitors, I would look at a color wheel, find the color that most goes with your brick color and start looking color schemes. If it's a red brick with heavy browns, try looking at greens with brown tones. If it's an orangy brick, look more toward blues.

It also depends on what your final goal is. Do you want the brick to "pop" or do you want it to "disappear".

What about your furniture? Are you going to keep the cream colored drapes or replace them? If I were you, I would hammer out the fabric and furniture first and pick your paint color last. I have done it backwards before, painted the color and then tried to get things to "go" with it, but I could never get it all just right.

Kathe

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 11:39AM
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