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I just bought a house and I am going to redo the living room (among other rooms). The living room is red brick and I was thinking of either whitewashing it or painting it. I'm needing ideas on what color to paint everything. I didn't know if the bricks would look pink if I whitewashed them. Oh! And the hearth is what looks like a pink marble (bleh...) Not sure how I'm going to change that either. I like earth tones.

By the way, the pictures are off of the website before the person moved their stuff out. NOT my stuff. ;-)

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Posts: 8 | Registered: Oct 13, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I totally agree with you. I'd immediately get rid of the red brick and make it white.
As for the pink hearth, I frankly don't know what you can do about that short of getting rid of it and changing it to a more earth-toned color that would stand out beautifully against the new all-white fireplace.
Good luck.
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You can tile right over the brick and the hearth. We tiled over granite, so I'm assuming going over the brick would work too.

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Yes, you could paint the brick white or do as WWanda advises. A great how to tile over the brick is found on this page...,,20065453,00.html
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