Exposed vs. Painted Brick Walls

Exposed vs. Painted Brick Walls

Sarah Coffey
Dec 9, 2009
Brick is beautiful. There are those who love a warm red exposed brick wall and those who prefer the gallery-style look of white brick walls, but we feel that both looks are lovely. Whether left untouched or painted, brick's pocked and variegated texture adds depth to a space. For examples from both sides of the aisle, we searched the Apartment Therapy archives. The painted brick spaces tend to feel more modern, while the exposed brick ones have a weathered charm. Which do you prefer? FIRST ROW1 Kimberly and Josh's Loft in Transition2 Michael and Anna's Rustic Modern Loft3 A Modern Rustic Apartment in Barcelona4 Richard Takes Downtown5 Jason Weinbeck's Mid Century Frugal Fix Up SECOND ROW6 The Post Family's Art Loft7 Arthur's Long-Distance Loft8 Andreas' Greektown Loft9 Jason's Lofty View10 Loft Ideas from Colorama RELATED POSTSBeautiful Brick WallsLook! Glazed and Painted BrickHow To: Remove Paint from BrickGood Questions: Help Us Paint Our Exposed Brick?Whitewashed Brick Walls Photos: Heather Blaha, Evan Thomas, Destination BCN, Richard Kuchinsky, Jason Weinbeck / Greg Jansen, Sarah Coffey, Evan Thomas, Andreas Larsson, Jason, Colorama
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