An Unexpected Spot to Add Color: The Fireplace

An Unexpected Spot to Add Color: The Fireplace

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Claire Bock
Sep 26, 2014

Highlighting period woodwork with a modern punch of color is a statement for any home, and the fireplace can be the perfect spot for this. An old fireplace can sometimes be an eyesore for homeowners, however this can often be remedied with a quick, punchy coat of paint. Instead of trying to hide a hideous fireplace, transform it, into a home's focal point.

Top Row (left to right):

1. Yellow is the perfect complement to a gray wall from House to Home.

2. A mix of color and vintage from the Netherlands. Vtwonen

3. A free-standing fireplace in turquoise from Sunset Magazine.

4. Eddie Ross's NYC apartment from Lonny.

5. A glossy black fireplace is classic against a cream wall from Lonny.

Bottom Row (left to right):

6. A muted mint fireplace and trim from Country Living.

7. Turquoise paint in gives definition to a flat fireplace facade in Laura and Ray's art filled home.

8. A minted brick fireplace adds playfulness to a kids' playroom from Hannotte Interiors.

9. A sleek blue outline gives this fireplace definition from This Old House.

10. Mid-century design and color in a Parisian apartment designed by Dimore Studio.

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