Published on March 8, 2016

Want to bring your exposed brick wall into the modern era? Look no further! Presenting, in no particular order, 20 gorgeous (and absolutely colorful) ways to update that old brick wall.

This daring paint job isn’t for the faint of heart — it’s a strong statement and requires a bit of patience (and the perfect neutral colored furniture pieces).

Outside this rustic doughnut shop, a light shade of blue accentuates the whitewashed brick exterior, creating a more beautiful and alluring frame.

Photo by @rclayton

A teal fireplace doubles as a statement piece in the living room, adding a whole lot more character to the space.  

This simple, DIY pink brick backsplash can instantly transform a kitchen from dull to chic.

Photo by @liveloudgirl

Can you paint red brick red? We certainly think so. 

Photo by @noemieforget

A painted brick wall in the little ones’ room adds a pleasant green shade that makes the interior feel far more kid-friendly.

Whitewashing the walls of this cafe’s interior not only provides the space with a rustic touch, it also makes the yellow chairs pop!

A stunning blue exterior perfectly paired with a window garden of the brightest blooms. 

Downplay the boldness of painted black bricks with the help of a few plants and colorful decor.

The gray-washed fireplace blends well with the decor of this modern living room, while still providing the space with a dynamic accent. 

Fun, fresh, and oh so colorful, this turquoise brick wall gives this bedroom seriously cheery vibes.

A brick wall is not exempt from the whitewashed aesthetic of this minimalist space. 

These painted brick exteriors are giving us some serious home envy. 

Photo by @rclayton

The gray brick entryway of this living room blends in perfectly with the white modern decor.

Yellow brick walls make for the perfect spot for an impromptu photo shoot. 

Photo via @royal.reyna

Make the most of the backyard or patio by layering an exposed brick wall with vibrant pops of color.

The all-white brick backsplash paired with the wooden ceiling beams is giving us serious kitchen goals. 

Photo via @shopskout

A fresh coat of ivory paint ushered this living room into a more modern decor scheme. 

Photo via @the_4224_collective

A gloomy blue brick exterior gives this home a contemporary facelift that just so happens to be perfectly Instagrammable!

Just in case you need yet another reason to whitewash your exposed brick wall, we leave this industrialized studio here for you to admire.

Photo via @_graydesign

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