Creating a custom white washed fireplace was a fun project in this older home. One of my friends and local designer did a beautiful new kitchen/family room design for this client. She asked that I coordinate a warm ivory paint color to lighten up the brick and yet still expose some colors of the original brick, which adds warmth and dimension. It is an affordable and great way to lighten up the room and yet pull in darker flooring and furnishings. My client will be adding a custom barnwood mantel to complete this project . Dark original brick!