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?

1 Kimberly and Josh's Loft in Transition
2 Michael and Anna's Rustic Modern Loft
3 A Modern Rustic Apartment in Barcelona
4 Richard Takes Downtown
5 Jason Weinbeck's Mid Century Frugal Fix Up

6 The Post Family's Art Loft
7 Arthur's Long-Distance Loft
8 Andreas' Greektown Loft
9 Jason's Lofty View
10 Loft Ideas from Colorama

Beautiful Brick Walls
Look! Glazed and Painted Brick
How To: Remove Paint from Brick
Good 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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