As we get closer to the official beginning of fall and fireplace season, I put together some examples of unique artistic techniques for painting your brick fireplace with Romabio Classico Limewash.
How are these fireplace updates unique? Instead of choosing just one of the beautiful and timeless colors from our Whites & Neutrals Collection, these designers and PROs combined more than one color to get a fantastic look!
There are a couple different ways you can do this. In this post, I’m giving details on three brick fireplace before and afters so, read more to see which technique will work best for you.
The first example requires you to mix the colors before you apply them on the brick fireplace just like homeowner, Elaine Goodwin, did when she tackled the refresh of her traditional and very dark brick fireplace.
She mixed two colors Bianco White and Avorio White to get her ‘perfect’ shade of white brick. She had distressed the Classico Limewash a bit at first (no photo of that available), but decided her base brick was just too dark and opted for an opaque, solid finish. The fact that the fireplace was off to the side of the room made the dark brick an even louder eyesore.
To get this effect, you can mix together colors of Classico Limewash that have already been diluted with water 50%-70% or you could mix the colors and then dilute with water. Classico Limewash is very easy to work with because if you mess up, you can always wipe it off with water and a rag and start over!
Elaine’s final result is a beautiful, bright, and airy focal point that shows off her seasonal décor all year round.
My second example was an ambitious undertaking from very artistic and determined homeowners, @projects_by_pk. They loved the look of their fireplace’s original variegated brick and wanted to achieve that same style but in a neutral, modern palette. The famous, flat finish that Romabio Classico Limewash offers helped them achieve their desired look.
This is the most laborious of the three examples as it required individual hand painting of each brick, but the result is a truly sophisticated and glamorous finish honoring the original variegated brick fireplace design, but with a modern twist.
The colors used were Riposo Beige, Toscana Beige, and Avorio White. Check out their process as it’s saved in their stories archive on Instagram, and we shared their reel on our Instagram feed as well.
The third example is another layering technique by Savannah-based Moon River Painting working in tandem with a private designer. The Georgia-based designer working with Moon River Painting envisioned an antique, off-white layered look on the fireplace to accent the wall color and add an illusion that the fireplace had been lime washed several times over many decades. The base and dominant color is Avorio White and the walls surrounding the fireplace were painted Benjamin Moore Linen White. The Moon River Painting team chose Romabio Classico Limewash in Cristallo White as the accent, layering color. In the second photo you can clearly see the large, carefully placed, ‘random ‘patches of Cristallo White over the Avorio White base, and you can see how the color Cristallo White really draws on the soft Linen White wall.