A beautiful mantel and fireplace can add endless character to any room. One of the best ways to accentuate their appeal is with paint. Whether you create contrast with complementary colors or keep things simple and monochromatic, the possibilities are endless. Read on to find tips and inspiration for choosing hues that not only capture your unique personality but complement your decorating style, year-round.
Want your decor to be the star of the room? Paint your mantel and walls in a matching hue. A soft white paint color like Alabaster creates a seamless backdrop for showcasing everything from rustic artwork to festive holiday garland.
For rooms with light-colored walls, painting the mantel in a single accent color makes it a showstopping focal point. Choose a paint color to match your decor, or pick a hue based on the vibe you want to create. A rich charcoal blue like Cyberspace adds elegant, timeless charm.
Dark & Dramatic
To bring out the natural beauty of wood mantels and shelving, choose a paint color for the fireplace and surrounding wall that’s rooted in nature. Try a hue like Naval on paneling or shiplap to mimic the boundless blue of the nighttime sky.
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