Brightly Painted Fireplaces

I love white mantels, I love old brick surrounds, I love fireplaces that have been painted the usual black, white or grey. We've seen these time and time again, and for good reason...classics are classic after all. But, if you're looking to make a big impact with your fireplace and really make it the focal point of the room, why not have some fun with paint?
I came across this picture the other day and was instantly smitten:
via Brooklyn Bride
^This shot is from the studio of Regas, NY. I could do without the faux fire, although it is sort of crafty in cute, but I am in love with that bright, unexpected jolt of yellow.

Fern & Feather via Absolutely Beautiful Things
 ^This coral paint job by Alexis of Fern & Feather has my heart.

If you just can't commit to this look (come on, it's just paint!), I also love this idea of painting your fireplace screen in a color that pops!
via Live Like You

Could you, would you?


Erin // Studio336 said...[Reply]

The bright punch of color is so much more fun!

Our French Inspired Home said...[Reply]

I've been following you for some time now and you know I say this lightly when I answer your questions; no and no. Not saying they aren't fun or add something to a space, but for me and my traditional preferences they wouldn't work. I read on another blog this morning that the only "do not" of design is "do not do what you don't love". I am sure many out there love these! Have a great day! -Tonya

jackie jade said...[Reply]

these are fun! we don't have a full fireplace surround, but just a mantle. since it's smaller, i'd love to experiment by adding some color to it!

Applewood Road said...[Reply]

If the wood was still intact I don't think I could cover it up but I really like the idea of a bright screen!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...[Reply]

these are so fun!! I don't know that I could commit but I think they are beautiful and happy.

Grace (The Stripe) said...[Reply]

that gallery wall is pretty perfect!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

I am especially loving the second fireplace! What's great is that you can take the risk and if you just don't like it...paint over it!

Laura at Simply Lowcountry said...[Reply]

I've been a little MIA!! Haha love love the yellow and coral. Gorgeous!!!


Kristen said...[Reply]

So fun! Although I don't think I'd have the guts to change the color of my new fireplace, so I'd def go with the screen! Maybe pink.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...[Reply]

Something I haven't considered, but it pays off in a big way!

Hannah said...[Reply]

Loving the coral fireplace. So much fun if you can muster up the guts to do it!

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Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

I love that yellow fireplace and the fake fire in it is quirky and fun!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

LOVE the yellow one!

Pantry Doors said...[Reply]

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Unknown said...[Reply]

You could, indeed, opt for more eye-catching fireplaces with bold colors rather than the usual black, white, or gray. By the way, while it is good to maintain the appearance, making sure that both the fireplace and the chimney are regularly cleaned and maintained is as important, if not more. Thank you for these inspirations!
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