Painting Ideas & Tips
  • June 18, 2020
  • Painting Ideas

Colours to Paint Brick Fireplace

The brick fireplace is one of the cozy places in any home. But if the hearth in your abode doesn’t reflect your taste or blend with your preferred decor, it can feel more like an eyesore than a desirable architectural feature. With little creative thinking, you could do wonders with the fireplace in your house.

Deciding On Colour

Before you decide on the colour, you need to ask yourself, should the fireplace stand out or blend with the room? The paint colour decides how your fireplace becomes the focal point of your house. Here are some of the points to take care of.

1. Keep the Colours Neutral

To give a neutral look, use shades of white. Natural look can be got by using Tan, beige, cream, and light gray. Soft shades of gray and black go well will contemporary style rooms. Painting with light neutral colours can create a real brick look and blend with any decor.

2. Create a Contrast

When the colour of the wall is light, you could create an exciting contrast by using a dark colour for the fireplace’s bricks. Create contrast by using different shades of mantel.

3. Monochromatic

It would look odd if the colour of the walls is different from the colours of the fireplace’s bricks. For the fireplace to blend completely with the walls of your room, you need to use the same paint colour for both fireplace and walls. Soft and light paint shades create calmness in your room and make fireplace as the focal point.

Some Paint Colour Examples That Might Inspire You

1. Fresh Mint

White bricks painted with mint add a splash of colour to your fireplace. Matching coloured tiles would be more attractive.

2. Rustic Glam

A rough wood mantel gives the fireplace a rustic feel. Metallic candle holders enhance the mantel, balancing the rusticity with a glamorous touch.

3. Charcoal Texture

The charcoal textured fireplace serves as a contrast to the white tiles of the fireplace. A rough-hewn mantel brings attention to the natural texture of the painted bricks.

4. Blue Brick Fireplace

Paint the red brick with a deep shade of matte blue. To make the paint look more beautiful, add one part of blue paint with one part of white paint and four parts of water. When the first coat of paint dries, apply a colour wash and then quickly wipe it off with a clean, dry towel.

5. Refreshing with New Mantel

You don’t have to paint your fireplace to brighten things in your house. If your fireplace is traditional, you can paint the bricks with mantel colours.

6. Painting the Bricks Black

Black colour has the magic to transform your fireplace into a showstopping feature. To make the most of the living room’s dramatic high ceilings, the mantel is topped off with a ginormous gold framed mirror.

7. Black and White mix

When your room has bulky furniture with baroque style, you can create a contrast with black and white colours.

8. Blue Black Combination

A fireplace in a moody living room can be changed with the help of a navy blue colour. Adding black colour can brighten the contrast of bricks.

9. Scandinavian Family Fire Place

Scandinavian homes have beautiful colours with fireplaces decorated with beautiful wooden features. To make the fireplace more attractive, use unique colours for painting.

10. Antique Brick Finish

By carefully applying gray colour immediately followed by ebony, the stain can create an antique finish to the bricks of your fireplace. Do not paint the mortar as the graphic element of the brick might be lost.

11. Fireplace in Vintage Room

After cleaning off the popcorn ceilings, the bricks of the fireplace can be painted with gray colour to update the vintage living room.

12. Dramatic Dark Colours

Dark colours can be used to paint the fireplace’s bricks when the room gets a lot of natural sunlight. To make the room cozier, pair the gray painted walls with modern and colourful furniture.

13. Whitewashing the Fireplace

When the room is filled with blue and black colours, then you need to use a neutral colour to your fireplace. Most interior designers use the technique of whitewashing the bricks so that the colours used for the room are reflected.


The above painting colour ideas create a unique look for bricks of your fireplace. An updated fireplace improves the look of your living room. The fireplace is the focal point of your house and needs to be decorated and painted regularly. So, what about your fireplace? What colour would you like to paint it? Painted fireplaces look attractive and add potential to your house. Contact Executive Touch Painters if you need a professional painter for painting your brick fireplace. Call us at 416-410-0164 for a free estimate.