But, I don’t love the “fleshiness” of the color of some bricks. They can have too much pink or too much red or too much orange or even too much purple in them at times.
No fear! Your brick can be stained/glazed to tone down those colors. It still looks like brick, but without the flesh tones.
In addition…..we can paint your oak mantle. Doesn’t the black mantle go better with the black in the brick and the black fireplace insert?
It brings your brick fireplace into this decade….