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8 Beautiful Ideas for Brick Walls

A tried-and-true material, brick brings texture, character, and color to any space. Use these brick wall ideas to find design inspiration for painted, distressed, and natural brick.


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    • Age a New Space

      Blur the boundaries between bygone eras and modern living by mimicking old details. A new multihue brick wall replicates antique brick, lending authentic charm to this carriagelike kitchen. Arched windows and heart pine flooring add architectural character.

    • Brighten Up

      If you live in a loft or condo with brick walls and minimal windows, this one's for you. Incorporate a light backdrop to keep a room clad in dark materials from feeling too dark. Not only does this space look lighter with the help of white paint, it also appears much larger. Wood flooring and midcentury-modern furnishings give it sleek throwback style.

    • Create Contrast

      Call attention to a single wall with a high-contrast color scheme. Dark, moody gray elegantly elevates this streamlined wet bar. Watch our video for more one-of-a-kind backsplash inspiration.

    • Add a Focal Point

      Choose weathered, reclaimed brick to give a new space a sense of history. This kitchen uses a brick backsplash to break up expanses of white-painted planks. Corner shelves let the brick take center stage while prompting organization.

    • Repeat It

      Keep the eye moving around a room by repeating design elements. Using the same brick on the fireplace and wall makes this indoor porch feel unified.

    • Distress Painted Brick

      Give a fireplace wall an aged patina. White-painted, distressed brick lends this kitchen-living room combo rustic appeal that cozily contrasts deep charcoal cabinetry and a stainless-steel island.

    • Make a Statement

      Rather than hide away exposed brick, use it to create a focal point. Neutral furnishings and vintage finds are right at home with a rustic brick backdrop. A white ceiling maximizes light and helps the basement maintain its open, airy feel.

    • Blend It In

      Love the texture brick gives to your walls but not a fan of the color? Paint brick and wainscoting the same hue to create a seamless neutral backdrop. Use artwork to introduce additional pops of color.

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