Painted and (Dare I Say?) Pretty Brick

I'll admit: I have never been a huge fan of brick walls, painted or otherwise. Left untouched, brick can overpower a small space and make decorating a challenge. Paint over it and you're stuck with the decision, or forced to add layer upon layer when your color palette changes. My feelings were something like: no, thank you. That was, until I saw this color blocked wall in a Paris oyster bar, and felt my opinion waver. Here are some other painted brick walls I could get behind:

  1. Le Mary Celeste, an oyster bar in Paris with a color blocked wall. Cheri Messerli via Heather Levine.
  2. A whitewashed loft bedroom from Mi Casa.
  3. A bold fuchsia brick bedroom. Jonny Valiant via Cococozy.
  4. Light blue brick, from Domino via Apartment Therapy.
  5. Vintage finds fill a white brick living room from 79 Ideas via Apartment Therapy.
Painted brick: love it or leave it?

(Images: as credited above)

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