10 Painted Fireplace Ideas for a Cozy, Modern Update

Minimalist Matte Black

Want to keep your painted fireplace low-key but still make an impact? Dip your paintbrush in a true matte black and have at it. Every inch of this hearth was coated in this licorice hue, with a patterned hearth to give it some pop.

Brick in Robin's Egg Blue

Whether you're channeling a coastal-inspired ambiance or are leaning into a cottage chic aesthetic, a playful burst of robin's egg blue on your hearth is a great way to go. Here, Hayley English Interiors married the painted fireplace with a pale blue wall and neutrals.

Layered Greens

If creamy whites and cool grays don't quite excite your senses, take your cue from this layered green fireplace design. Two slightly-contrasting shades join forces with accents of glimmering gold and opulent, veined marble.

Modern Organic Black and White

Opt for bold contrast by painting your fireplace a combination of inky black and crisp white. Wood paneling on either side of the hearth offers warmth while softening the high-contrast effect. And because it's a neutral palette, you can easily infuse other colors into the space, like Truss Interiors does here with shades of green and blue.

Color-Drenched Navy Blue

Who says a statement wall can't include a fireplace? In this design by Sarah Stacey Interior Design, a bold navy blue hue was painted across the entire side wall for an ultra-saturated effect. Even the inner spaces of the built-in shelving and lower cabinets are painted the same color.

Maximalist Soft Gray

Here's proof that simple gray is sometimes one of the best shades to use if you have maximalist sensibilities. It provides the perfect backdrop for a smattering of all sorts of colors, as pictured in this playful and fresh design by interior designer Michael Mitchel.

Creamy White With a Wood Mantel

This double cream moment dreamed up by Alice Lane Interiors creates a soft, low contrast effect that's calming for the senses. It also helps the room feel bright and airy. A wood mantel blends into the space while a zebra print chair offers fun visual intrigue.

Half Black, Half Lime Washed

Those who are struggling to commit to a fully painted fireplace can draw some inspiration from this halfsies approach taken by Keita Turner Design. The lower portion is painted dark black while the upper features lime-washed brick.

Peachy-Pink All Over

This pinky-peach color used in Martha's Skyland Guest House Living Room is one that'll never fail to dazzle. Opt for the fully saturated approach pictured here for an extra bold statement; even the mirror frame and window trim are painted the same hue!

Black With a Pop of Blue Brick

Painting your fireplace a combination of black and blue offers a modern touch, as pictured in this design by The Finish. Extend the black across the entire wall to create a neutral backdrop and help make the space feel even more cohesive.

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