Colorful Painted Fireplaces

Colorful Painted Fireplaces

Have you ever heard the phrase, "there is a special place in hell for those who paint brick?" I tend to be a natural material purist. But, there is something appealing about vibrant colors on traditional fireplaces. The modern colors seem to enhance their old world charm, not draw from it.

clockwise from upper left

1. Chic Coles: Coming Up Purple
2. Absolutely Beautiful Things: A Vibrant Fireplace
3. Made by Girl
4. Chexydecimal: Amy and Breakfast Cocktail

Even though the bright colors are pretty, one has to wonder how long before the paint starts to chip and the once zesty color turns dull — I'm so torn!

Would you ever paint over a brick fireplace?

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