Have a red brick fireplace with dark wood mantel? This is a great example of how to dress it up and bring out the best in it! From the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of KC Weddings.
the best benjamin moore paint colours to coordinate with brick fireplaces for the walls, red, orange, gray and yellow brick
How to Whitewash Brick - Sand and Sisal
Fireplace Decorating: Painting Brick Fireplace Ideas for the DIYer. This is the EXACT color brick that I have. Wow! Whitewash is SOOOO much better! Moving up my priority list :)
best paint colors to coordinate with red or purple toned brick fireplace
Colour palette for brick
built in bookshelves around fireplace, great use of space
Whitewashed Brick Fireplace // I like that this still shows a lot of the brick's character while muting the palette down.
DIY Whitewashed brick fireplace using white paint and water. Cheap and easy!
Exposed brick fireplace with indian stone hearth and reclaimed wooden lintel