Painted Brick

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Welcome to my latest obsession - painted brick!  Whether it's covering a stately traditional home's exterior








a Victorian Rowhouse






or a Brady Bunch era fireplace




there's something about the combination of color and texture that makes me smile! What do you think?  Is painted brick sinful or sublime?





27 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

I LOVE a painted brick exterior, kim. As a matter of fact, I have one! donna

Kate O said...

I am currently trying to convince my husband that we should paint our ugly brick fireplace, but he's having a hard time accepting that I'm right!

Amy @ Varnish said...

Let's just discuss the fabulousness of that pale blue door for a second please!

Elizabeth said...

Paint it! I love the look of painted brink once it gets worn and faded!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love painted brick both outside and on a fireplace. I have seen the right paint color transform an ugly brick house. Nothing wrong with a brick house but some brick is just hideous and looks so much better painted. I pretty much think all brick fireplaces look better painted.

Splendid Sass said...

I love painted brick, but knowing that I would have to keep it up may bother me.
Lovely post, Kim.
Teresa
xoxo

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

painted brick looks beautiful, these are great images

The enchanted home said...

Always loved painted brick, love the light beige one with the pale aqua door..beautiful! Painted brick is so elegant and love it when the red comes through just a little....beautiful post!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Go, go, the dated brick must go. I like the way it looks on the exteriors too.

Jessie said...

I adore painted brick! We said we would paint our house when we bought it. I am still waiting on that to happen :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I think it depends...an ugly, old and outdated fireplace? Yes. An elegant and traditional brick home? Hmmmm...I'm not sure I'd be brave enough!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

I agree with Carrie. Icky fireplaces be gone! I don't know if I'd like the maintenance of painted exterior brick. Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a brick house, I think.

Suzy xxx

Catarina Almeida Santos said...

love your blog Kim !

its so lovely :)

thanks for visiting mine ;)

santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

kayce hughes said...

Love it. the first one is my favorite.

Sherri Cassara said...

Sublime. And so is that amazing Tiffany blue door - ahhh.

The Vintique Object said...

So sublime, Kim! Brick is one of the few things I am all about painting!

Ann said...

I love painted brick walls...
They give a warm feel to any space,
I love them too in interiors
especially in bedrooms and kitchens.

Town and Country Gals said...

Kim,
There is nothing that updates a "ugly color" brick home or fireplace like a great paint color! I'm all on the painted brick team! The photos you showed are gorgeous! My Bf, at one time had a small brick ranch cottage and painted it a dark taupe all by herself! It was sweet to begin with but the paint just brought it to another level!
Rebecca

E said...

I want so badly to paint our brick home but hubby is against it. If I could just get him to go away for a weekend without me...

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

I want so badly to paint our brick home but hubby is against it. If I could just get him to go away for a weekend without me...

Jessie said...

Love painted brick. It always look fresh and clean especially on icky old fireplace!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

quintessence said...

I love painted brick as well!! I especially love the example with the fabulous blue/green door and interesting architectural doorway.

mary said...

Dear Kim, what's amazing is that I have a number of these same photos saved on my pc because I absolutely adore them as well! We are similar in that we both are Obsessed with painted brick! Well perhaps I speak for myself in regards to the obsession, but seriously, painted brick goes traditional, european, classic, royal, contemporary, and chic! And I love the row houses in DC, I could wander those blocks for hours just loving the color combinations! xox!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Definitely sublime! Painted brick is my favorite brick. I have been dying to paint our exterior brick to freshen up the look of our house. Thank you for the lovely inspiration.

casey at loft and cottage said...

Absolutely!

eddieross said...

We just painted the brick mantels in our home a bright glossy white, and we are obsessed too!
xo E + J

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

LOVE it! AND I JUST did our fireplace! Check it out - http://rookiesnest.blogspot.com/2012/01/painting-brick-fireplace-final.html