My family room, in a picture taken a few years ago:
And a preview (courtesy of Sherwin Williams’ Color Visualizer) of the fireplace in white:
When we bought this house, the first thing I wanted to do was paint this fireplace. Instead, I painted over the sky blue wall color with this golden yellow called Full Moon. Suddenly, the brown made sense and I just left it. But years later, I’m staring at the fireplace again with such an urge to paint it white or cream. It’s so dark at that end of the room, I think a lighter color would make a huge difference.
Have you painted over brick? Were you happy with the result?