Update Your Fireplace With a Quick Paint Job | Spectrum Painting

Update Your Fireplace With a Quick Paint Job

Update Your Fireplace With a Quick Paint Job

One quick search on Pinterest and you’ll find loads of drool-worthy photos featuring fireplaces that look absolutely stunning. These fireplaces act almost as art — blending beautifully into the room while also making a statement. We all wish our fireplace/mantel combo could look like those covetable Pinterest ones. But many of the older and historic homes in Wayne, New Jersey don’t feature such modern and updated fireplaces — you have to create them yourself.

One of the best ways to update that area of your home is with a fresh coat of paint. Whether painting brick or wood, one quick paint job could transform your bland and uninteresting fireplace into a gorgeous showstopper. As you think about the best paint color to use, keep these tips in mind:

Change Out The Red Brick For a Gorgeous Neutral

Many of New Jersey homes come equipped with the standard red brick fireplace. Brick itself is the perfect companion to the fireplace, making it look stately and sturdy. But the red color on the brick can give the area a more dated and overdone appearance.

Painting over the brick allows the grooves between each brick to be more pronounced. This way when you look at the finished product, it looks like it has texture and dimension, which adds interest to the space. And nothing looks better on brick than a gorgeous neutral color like a soft gray or taupe. Painting brick can be difficult, so if you are unsure of the proper technique, consider hiring professional painters who can guarantee a good paint job.

Frame It In Black

For a more refined, upscale and classy look, paint the mantle area a beautiful black color. This rich and dark paint color will draw in a person’s eye, so visitors take notice when they enter the room. The black mantel creates a beautiful frame around the fireplace, once again invoking the look of a piece of art. Additional tip: Whenever you hang pictures above the mantel or in that area, put them in black frames to compliment the look of the fireplace. Your friends will be Ohhing and Ahhing over how polished the space looks.

Create Interesting Contrast

Because of the size of a fireplace, you can really make that space pop. Selecting two colors that contrast — one for the fireplace and one for the mantel — will really make the area standout. It’s going to pop much more than if it was all one paint color. But try to think outside of just white and black when seeking the best paint color. Consider using black on the fireplace with a light gray mantel if you want a more neutral looking fireplace. You could paint the area around the fireplace white with a darker brown mantle. But whatever color you select, the point is to have contrast because that will make the space more interesting.

Painting brick or wood can be tricky business, and could be a tough undertaking to tackle without a painting team. If you really want your fireplace area to make a statement, give our painting team a call. Our team of professional painters can give you the kind of finished product and exceptional service that you’ve dreamed about.

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A+ I was thrilled when I came home to see the completed project. I looked long and hard to find a single thing to possibly complain about and came up empty handed. I appreciate the emails and phone call correspondence getting the estimate and scheduling the work. The crew leader, Jose, was fantastic at pointing out small details, answering questions, and making recommendations in addition to completing a great job. The crew did an especially great job prepping and cleaning up. I'm sure that I will need more painting and power washing done in the future and I will not hesitate to contact Spectrum again.
Marc M. | Jan/12/2015
Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
Good communication with office staff/timely response. Courteous, professional crew team. Quality service and excellent work.
Tara W. | Aug/26/2015
Spectrum did the most professional and diligent work I've ever had done in my home. The staff's attention to detail, tidiness and pleasant manners make contracting with them a top-notch experience. Spectrum gets an A+++ in my book!
Patty G. | Jan/12/2015
Crew was very helpful and easy to work with. Rafael was very helpful and solved the issue of what color to use for the roofs.
Kristen S. | Oct/27/2016
Very professional painter and estimator. They both were very articulate in how the project would proceed. The price was very reasonable too. I felt very comfortable leaving for the day. They were able to squeeze the job in on short notice for an open house. The blemishes on the walls were invisible with the perfect paint job. They were clean, neat, talented and punctual. Spectrum Painting will be my painter for life! I loved the box of cookies they brought for me and (dog treats for) the dog!
Kathleen D. | Oct/27/2016
Spectrum always does great work. We have hired Spectrum many times since 2002. They have great preparation, careful execution and the crew is thorough.
George H. | Jun/30/2016
The did a great job they were neat they show up on time I would use the again And I would highly recommend them. The did a great job they were neat they show up on time I would use the again And I would highly recommend them!
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