Once we got the shiplap up and that gross yellow wall GONE, the fireplace stood out like a soar thumb. I do love the red brick, but this red brick was definitely taking over the whole room. Was making a bold statement thats for sure. So, we decided to "white wash" it. Our thought process was that if we didn't like the white wash, we would just paint it white.
What's white washing you ask? It's a technique to make brick look a little more rustic and less bold in color.