What Color Paint Looks Great with Red Brick Walls?

painted brick wall with paintings

Interior decorating preferences change constantly with the times. With the many shows now on TV, home owners can find inspiration everywhere for their newest remodel. One common theme lately is the look of red brick in a home. If you have a brick accent wall in your home, you may be looking for a way to best enhance this wall with the rest of your home. Paint colors in the home become especially important in these instances.

Depending on your unique personality, as well as the overall feel in your home there are many possible options. There is a variety of paint colors that go with red brick fireplaces or walls. It is completely up to the home owner to decide what paint colors best compliment their own brick walls. Some of the most popular choices include:


- Some people choose to go rather neutral with the walls in order to really keep focus on the brick wall itself. This could be a toasted almond color or even someone more of the color of creamy coffee. This will create a warm and neutral space in your home, perfect for relaxation.


- If you feel like your room could use a bolder flair than an intense indigo or a dark blue may be a better option for your space. This will create a vibrant place to display complimentary artwork. By choosing a bold paint color to complement the red brick, you will develop a fun room with contrasting walls.


- If you want to be bold, but a little brighter than the dark blue, you may consider a sunflower yellow color. This will still give you the bold look you might be looking for, but it will also lighten the room a bit, and make the space feel a little larger and more open. If you are looking for a fun space to display artwork and create a generally happy vibe, these options will likely be the best paint colors to go with your red brick.

Painted Brick

- Sometimes it is best to go a completely different route. Maybe instead of painting the walls around the red brick, you paint the brick instead. A white or gray would likely be the best color to paint a brick fireplace. If this is the option you choose, it is still important to decorate the surrounding walls in some fashion. If you choose not to paint them, then you might consider purchasing vibrant shelves, paintings, or tapestries to contrast the clean features of the painted brick.

If you have been inspired by home improvement shows, then do something to make you home look and feel as beautiful as the ones on TV. If you have a beautiful brick accent wall or fireplace in your home, you are well on your way top capturing this dream. Hire a team of professionals to paint either the brick or the surrounding walls in one of the looks listed above to really capture the unique personality of your home.

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