Paint a brick fireplace by selecting a color that suits or enhances the room’s décor and color palette. Dark colors make a large fireplace look small whereas light colors make it appear large.
Make sure that the bricks are in good condition before painting, as chipping or molding bricks deteriorate more when painted. Remove any kind of dirt or soot on bricks before painting them. Ensure that the bricks are dry since moisture trapped beneath paint can cause long term damage. Choose a latex tinted primer for brick fireplaces and opt for natural colors. A subtle border to a red brick fireplace retains its vintage look.