I registered after years of lurking on AT because I have the perfect solution for this! Or rather, my parents do. They have a bungalow with traditional bones and modern decor, and this exact fireplace. They painted the entire thing bright white and then, with a dry-ish roller, painted just the raised part of the bricks a lovely, rich peacock blue. The effect is stunning. It's a high-impact, clean, graphic look, like subway tiles with white grout or the image below (but imagine thicker white lines and a more jewel-toned blue). And it looks incredibly labor intensive, but was just a matter of making sure the roller was fairly dry (like painting a pegboard so the paint doesn't drip into the holes). I can imagine it could also be lovely in a trendy colour combo, say a yellow-and-white fireplace and dove gray walls.
Ideas for Painting Living Room and Fireplace? Good Questions
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