Is the interior of your property brick? Do you feel like you can’t let your true interior aesthetics fly because everything looks a bit wrong with your orange and brown brick interior?
Who would have thought that the brick trend would be back in full force in the 21st century? I certainly didn’t. It’s different now though, gone are the days where you left brick the natural colour or painted brick an outlandish purple or blue or hot pink. Oh no, brick is back with a 2016 flare. Brick is back with a natural colour palette.
White, black, grey, silver and everything in between is being used to paint over brick and the best part is that the paint doesn’t have to be perfect! More and more in the interior aesthetics sphere are we seeing black or white painted brick that looks worn, which is very different to poorly painted brick. Worn painted brick is still primarily the painted colour with speckles of the brick colour popping through.
There’s no doubt that painting brick takes a lot more effort and is a lot more time consuming than painting plaster or wood and in order to achieve the desired effect a lot of work must be done but the results can be stunning.
So, how do you style painted brick?
As mentioned previously, painted brick nowadays takes place on a natural or muted colour palette but that isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to accessories. Much like the rest of interior trends in recent years, metallic, greenery and plants, marble and bold and bright patterned rugs and pillows are all the rage. Having some of these elements in any given space not only allows the space to pop but the accessories also allow the base colours to stand out. Without bright and bold aesthetics the brick may look washed out and given the space a down and dreary tone. Alternatively, having bright patterns, plant life, metallic and marble scattered throughout, the space suddenly becomes a much more inviting and open space. When brick is paired with bright colours and patterns it is instantly propelled into the 21st century and allows the space to capture a certain industrial-chic that is sought after nowadays.