20 Painted Brick Fireplaces in the Living Room

Hesitant to paint your brick fireplace? After seeing this list, you will make up your mind!

The fireplace becomes a focal point of the home wherever you place it but usually it is seen in the living room and it would have various finishes as well made of different materials. Some would use concrete while still others use wood. But one common material that used for a fireplace from the olden days up to now is the brick stones. These not only look beautiful but it brings a natural look to a home. And once you are tired looking at its natural brick finish, you can always paint it. Yes, brick fireplaces can be painted with whatever colors you want!

I know it sounds amazing that you can actually paint on your own brick fireplace! Because of that, we have collated some images of painted brick fireplaces in the living room. The common colors used for fireplaces are white and gray but I guess nothing is wrong if you try using other colors as well. But what you will see in this list is more of white, gray and beige- which are of course the perfect colors for a fireplace especially if you want a more neutral appeal. Now, scroll down and take a look at what we have for you.

1. Braircrest Remodel

Braircrest Remodel

Stuart Sampley Architect

I love the colors and textures used in this living room. What added the beauty of the space is the gray painted brick fireplace! It does look really modern when done on this manner.

2. Nelson House Wolfe & Wolfe Home

Nelson House Wolfe & Wolfe Home

Hin Design Online

You can also use this color for your fireplace. Notice that it is just a little darker than the home’s wall. It is also nice to add black and white furniture in the living room.

3. Bay House

Bay House

Gardner Mohr Architects LLC

Another gray fireplace where a large art work is being installed. By doing this, the living room looked even more beautiful. Although the fireplace used a dark color, the area still appeared bright because of the windows around it.

4. Midtown East Residence

Midtown East Residence

Pizzigati Designs- Eco Chic Interiors

A perfect contrast of white and gray is seen here. And on the sides of the fireplace are open shelves wherein books are arranged according to their colors. Nice, right?

5. Cool Ranch House

Cool Ranch House

Andrew Howard Interior Design

I love this one! Instead of merely painted the fireplace with one color, the owners decided to turn it into an accent wall with a geometric design on it. I also like it that colorful throw pillows were used in the house and that it has striped curtains in blue and white. And of course, that chair looks really interesting!

6. Amagansett Modern Farmhouse

Amagansett Modern Farmhouse

Paul Rice Architecture

I know that the antlers chandeliers used here are interesting but what is more attractive is the glaze used for the fireplace which made it appear a bit shimmering.

7. Mountain Craftsman Residence

Mountain Craftsman Residence

VAg Inc. Architects and Planners

If you want to retain a bit of the brick’s texture while painting it white, you can white wash it like this one resulting into a stunning craftsman space with a subtle shabby chic appeal.

8. Carmel Mid-Century LEED

Carmel Mid-Century LEED

Studio Schicketanz

But of course, if you want it to look a lot neater, then paint it all in white like this living room. What I love in here is the combination of white and wood. Such lovely contrast indeed! Aside from that, the textures look really great too!

9. Hollywood Chic Living Room

Hollywood Chic Living Room

John Kraemer & Sons

Another white wash painted brick fireplace for a contemporary living room. Even if the fireplace is not lighted, this space looks warm and cozy because of the colors and the lighting.

10. Eleanor Street #1

Eleanor Street #1

Open Door Architecture

A light gray color will also look nice for your fireplace. I love the mid-century feel of this living room!

11. Balmoral


Novel Painting Solutions Inc.

A contrast of black and white is used in this living room wherein it used bulky furniture which looks almost Baroque in style. I am sure you have noticed the design of the coffee tables. Very interesting, right?

12. Craftsman Family Home | Ocean Park

Craftsman Family Home | Ocean Park

Lewin Wertheimer

Another black fireplace for a craftsman home. It is a good idea to paint this with black since it added more appeal to the area.

13. Gender-Neutral Style

Gender-Neutral Style

Lizzie Garrett Mettler

Yes, it is black but it appears more like charcoal to me with a wooden mantel that carries lovely items on it. I actually love the way this space is decorated from the throw pillows and all!

14. Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights

John K. Anderson Design

Dark gray is used for this fireplace which also has wooden elements on it. It is obviously a spacious living area which is covered with carpet in the flooring.

15. Black Painted Brick in United States

Black Painted Brick in United States

Benjamin Moore

There are many interesting features in this living room from the fireplace to the firewood storage. I also like the lighting as well as the patterns on that sofa. Isn’t this a very bright living area?

16. Lagoon House

Lagoon House

Gary Hutton Design

I like how the colors are distributed around the living room from the carpets to the throw pillows. It is also a good idea to use dirty white for the fireplace.

17. Living Room

living room

Sinisa Babic

A combination of concrete, wood and bricks resulted into a gorgeous living room! You can see that the modern fireplace sits right there on the bricks portion. I so love the modern contemporary appeal of this home!

18. Scandinavian Inspired Family Home

Scandinavian Inspired Family Home

Simply Home Decorating

A beautiful Scandinavian home with so many white colors around it even on the fireplace. What breaks its whiteness are touches of powder blue and some wooden features.

19. Newport Beach Residence

Newport Beach Residence

Paul Davis Architects

This sure is a cozy living area with a fireplace which has some beige colors on it. What made this cozier is the floor to ceiling window on one side and the comfy sofa.

20. Greenwich, CT

Greenwich, CT

Luminosus Designs LLC

Contrasting colors are used in this living room but on this angle, you can see what is the real color of the fireplace in it is interior walls since it isn’t painted black.

Interesting, right? The painted brick fireplaces you have seen above were given a unique touch and it turned out really nice. You can see that because of the updated fireplace, the entire living room looked beautiful and it sure fits into the current style that the owners wanted for their home. Apart from that, the fireplace even looked more gorgeous as the living room’s focal point. This is a good way to update a space while retaining its historical value especially if you live in a home that has been there for ages! So how about you, would you paint your fireplaces too? If so, what color do you have in mind?