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.