Photos of Fireplace mantle painted dark with light wall
I think I've found my "gravender" (Dior Gray BM-2133-40), and I'm going to paint the wall with the fireplace a shade lighter, Pigeon Gray (nice name, huh?).
So, I'm thinking about painting the fireplace a dark charcoal gray to contrast agains the pigeon, (I have to laugh when I type that). Where you see the tile surrounding the fireplace, I want to put in marble with gray veining--either tiles or slab pieces cut to fit. As a disclaimer, that window that is sideways with the mirror on the back is covering the hideous fireplace that is there, might be painting the yellow brass with black high heat paint to just black it out, or will replace it.
OR, am I making a big mistake since some of the cabinets in the kitchen side are white, do I need that fireplace to be the same color to help balance out the room? The couch and rug are white.
Anybody have any photos of dark fireplaces against a lighter wall?
Here's the wall as it is now:
View to the kitchen side: