What Color Should I Paint My Brick Fireplace?

Freshen Up Your Brick Fireplace For the Holidays, With Paint!

 As the cooler weather rolls in, the brick fireplace in your home becomes the center of attention. Sitting unused for the majority of the year, it could be stained, cracked, or simply in need of an update – especially when it does not match your new decor. Our solution? A fresh coat of paint! Changing the color of your fireplace can completely transform your living area into something attractively modern without the price tag of buying a new unit.

Choosing the right paint color for a fireplace; however, can be quite overwhelming. That is why our pros have gathered a few paint color ideas that we guarantee will spruce up your fireplace for the winter season. Check them out! ->

Charcoal Gray

Pictured – Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore SW 7069

Paint Brick Fireplace

Even though white and bright-colored spaces are trending, sometimes the change that will make a room truly pop is a dramatic contrast. This fireplace was painted with Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore. Its deep charcoal tones create an eye-catching focal point in the room – it also helps hide the smoke-stained brick and soot!

Simply White

Pictured – Sherwin-Williams Extra White SW 7006

On the other hand, if your goal is to brighten and expand your space, choose a white or something light. Especially if your walls are already white, this will help your fireplace blend seamlessly into the wall.


Bold Black

Pictured – Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258

Paint brick fireplace

Don’t be afraid to go BOLD with a black painted fireplace. Not only will it create a stunning focal point in your living space, black also covers divets and imperfections extremely well. Keep that in mind depending on the condition of the brick/stone in your fireplace!


Limewash or Whitewash

Paint Brick Fireplace

Whitewashing, or lime-washing, your outdated brick fireplace is an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your living space and add value to your home. This method allows you to maintain the natural look of the brick, whereas painting will completely cover the brick. Whitewashing is less dramatic and accentuates your existing brick as opposed to a completely white brick fireplace that hides it.