I bought this Turkish rug a few months ago and I feel like I need a different color fireplace to complement- do you have any suggestions? Here is a picture....
I did something totally off the wall. But....completely covered the fireplace with premixed grout. You cannot tell there is brick behind it. I also painted it with standard wall paint rather than use a colored grout. 7 years and no cracks. I love the look of it, beyond painted brick and works well with my decor. Was not a big job, just used a trowel to go over it. Thinking now though, I wish that I had added some decorative tile pieces seen in some of the older homes.
A mantle is my first suggestion. Plus a different color of paint if you are going to paint it again. I'm not the color person here. Others will chime in.
The aqua blue in the rug is the first color that said "USE ME MORE". It would look so pretty next to your tan walls.
Is your ceiling a light blue or is that just the way the light is playing? If it's white, paint that a very, very pale blue, too.
Technicolor, does your treatment look kind of like plaster? I love that idea for mine.
Here is a link that might be useful: Aqua fireplace accent
I would paint the rest of the walls in aqua -- and leave the fireplace in the lovely fresh white.
Also -- try adding more aqua accents around the room first -- for example -- remove the current pillows from the sofa and chair -- and switch to aqua ones. Add an aqua-colored glass bowl to the coffee table -- OR paint the coffee table in aqua (just a thought!!)
Here's a link to a possible Benjamin Moore paint color ... of course ... it is hard to really tell exact colors from a monitor ....
Here is a link that might be useful: Possible BM tone
Great suggestions all.... I will definitely focus on the aqua color accents and explore the paint colors. The ceiling is white- though it does have a bluish tint in the picture. I love the idea of a pale blue ceiling!
technicolor would you mind posting a pic of your fireplace? Sounds great!
I would go for a deep color instead, as the black of the firebox is too stark for me...I'd look into a deep red tone maybe, or a dark blue gray, or even a nice taupe.
Modern Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers Alterstudio
Or if you wanted to go with a lighter color, then maybe brighten the fireplace screen or the surround.
That rug is Gorgeous! Where did you get it, if you dont mind me asking!
that rug is beautiful. I think pulling any of colors in it to use on the fireplace would really make it pop. My own choice would be the faded red/salmon-coral-ish of the smaller figurals.
Thanks anniedeighnaugh - I never thought about the inside of the box.
Thanksboopadaboo- I love the rug but it has taken some getting used to.... It has thrown off my usual color choices a bit- so I am slowly working around it. I got it at a rug shop in Berkeley, Ca- was a bit of an investment- I wanted
Something that is way care with cats!