Winter in Atlanta may be pleasantly short, but Atlantans still love a great fireplace. Atlanta’s older homes typically all have beautiful fireplaces and mantels, many of them brick or tile. If you haven’t already given your old fireplace a designer upgrade, here are some ideas for sprucing up the look of your fireplace with paint.
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(Love the look of the painted logs in the above photo? So do we! A great way to dress up a fireplace that no longer works, for example. Designer Emily Henderson says, “The painted logs were an extremely easy/fun thing that begged the ‘why haven’t we done this before??’ question … We used normal latex house paint and they only needed one quick coat.”)
Now for fireplace inspirations…
This one has real man-cave potential what with its ashy-black paint on the fireplace tile and wall and stag over the mantel. We love the contrast with the stark-white mantel, too.
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Now for a classic, elegant fireplace design with original red exposed brick and a gorgeous, bright, neutral paint color scheme.
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This gunmetal-hued painted brick fireplace also serves as an accent wall in this home’s space.
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You can also spruce up your outdoor fireplaces with a coat of pretty paint! Painted brick gives it a contemporary touch and makes the whole wall blend in nicely with your decor.
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Now for a POP of color. Select a bright, eye-catching shade, like this anti-mellow yellow, if you want to make your fireplace a real statement piece in your home.
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Or, consider a monochromatic look with the fireplace and walls all one color (preferably a haute hue like this teal!).
What are you wanting to do to spruce up your old fireplace? Let us help!