Good Questions: What Colors Go Well With Brick

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Hello AT,

My new apartment has a brick wall and fire place. I do not want to paint over the brick but what color paint goes well with the brick for the other walls? Anyone have any examples?
Thanks for your help!

Thanks, Jamie

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Dear Jamie,

Warm colors in general go with a warm brick color. We like a creamy whites, mauves and other off-whites that will allow the brick to remain the main gesture in the room. If you try to do a dark, starring colors on other walls they will compete with the brick.

Check out Benjamin Moore Soft Whites collection and Ralph Lauren's whites collection.

Anyone else?

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