Painting Brick Walls White – An Increasingly Popular Trend

Brick walls, in their natural state, are very charming and lots of people choose to take advantage of their presence which gives a room a warm and inviting look. But you can still get that look even if you paint the brick walls. The result can be very stylish. Brick walls look very nice painted gray or black but they look especially interesting when painted white.

Brick walls in the bedroom.

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Brick walls are especially charming in the bedroom as they make the room feel cozy

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In a more modern home, you can keep the rustic brick walls and paint them white

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Try a combination of painted and exposed brick walls for contrast

by  Travis Dubreuil

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Take advantage of the wall by decorating it with artwork and other features
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Use lighting to highlight the texture and pattern on the wall
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A common thing is to have a single brick wall in a room, keeping the rest simple
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Don’t try to hide all the imperfections with paint
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Mix styles and complement a brick wall with a rustic accent detail
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This combination of brick wall and live edge headboard is just perfect
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Take advantage of the accent wall and give your bedroom a rustic-industrial look

Dining room accent walls.

This combination of bricks and white paint is rather unusual. On one hand, bricks have that natural reddish color which usually creates that warm feel in a room. However, even if you take that away and replace it with white, which is a cold and impersonal color, the wall will still keep its texture and pattern so not everything is lost. In fact, it’s a great compromise for those who wish to update their interior design and make it more modern and simple but still preserve some of the original charm.

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The dining room is usually pretty simple so a painted brick wall would be a nice detail
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Highlight the contrast of styles and display modern accessories on your brick wall
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Use the wall to your advantage and give the dining room a rustic/country look
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Choose a paint and texture that will complement your existing décor

Living room brick walls.

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Because the living room is usually spacious, working with contrasting styles is easier
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A fireplace built into a brick wall is a wonderful combo

by Melanie Turner

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A living room with brick walls throughout, only one of which was painted white
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Complement a painted brick wall with an industrial sofa
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Another great example of a fireplace built into a brick wall
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Display artwork that marches the wall or that helps it integrate into the décor
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You can also have a modern fireplace integrated in a brick wall
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Here even the ceiling is similar to the walls and symmetry is created
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A great mix of rustic and industrial with some local charm

Taking advantage of brick walls in the kitchen.

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This partial brick wall is an interesting accent feature for this contemporary kitchen
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You can create a very interesting display area with a painted brick wall as the background
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Contemporary kitchens can also take advantage of the texture of brick walls

Hallway displays.

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A painted brick wall on the hallway can be easily hidden behind artwork
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You can also choose to only display the wall and nothing else
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The white brick wall contrasts with the black staircase

White brick walls in the bathroom.

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Although it’s more difficult to work with brick walls in the bathroom, the results can be stunning
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A very nice look for a breezy beach house bathroom
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Modern bathroom which preserves some of the old charm
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A brick wall is the perfect opportunity for adding some matching industrial fixtures

TIP.

Be advised that, once you decide to paint a brick wall white or any other color, it will be very difficult if not even impossible to later restore it to its original state and glory. It is a very drastic change so be prepared to live with it for years to come. Even so, sometimes it’s better to give up something you’re not crazy about and to replace it with something pleasant than to think about the possibilities you never explored.