Design Trend: Exposed Brick

One of my favorite trends right now in interior design is exposed brick. I’m seeing it more and more, and I’m loving what I’m seeing. It’s often used as an accent in a space to add texture and interest. Exposed brick adds a lot character to a room. Whether it’s painted or left untouched, it creates variety from simple painted walls. The tumbled look of brick gives dimension to a room without the need to over decorate. It also brings a mixed feeling of old and new together in more modern spaces. Today, I’m sharing examples where exposed brick is used beautifully. Maybe one will be the perfect inspiration for an upcoming project. Enjoy!


Threshold Interiors

In this kitchen with an all white foundation, the wall of white brick adds interest, without distracting from the simplicity of the space.



DesignStorms PC: Joe Kwan

Here a painted brick wall serves as a substitute for a backsplash, while drawing the eye to the beautiful range.



Wilson Fuqua, Theresa Rowe, Coats Homes PC: Nathan Schroder

Consider exposed brick instead of an exposed wood for a supportive beam in a room.



Jenny Wolf Interiors via One Kings Lane

This charming exposed brick, creates a cozy cooking space with a cottage feel.



Beginning in the Middle

Exposed brick works beautifully mixed with modern elements, like a clean white subway tile in a kitchen.



Jenny Wolf Interiors

The texture of this white painted brick gives this space so much dimension!


Kelly Nutt Design

I love how this entry has too facing walls with different styles – clean and minimal vs. textured and rustic. They pair perfectly.


Tracy Lynn Studio

In this entry the white-washed brick serves a backdrop for succulent wall art. Texture on Texture done to perfection!



Kelly Nutt Design

I love this combo of  light natural wood and painted brick. Noticed all the mix of grains in the woods, yet it all blends so well.


Amber Interiors

Painted brick works well as a frame for a bed wall. Nothing else is needed to finish the wall. The exposed brick is all the styling that is needed – art optional!



Addison’s Wonderland

If you have a space with original brick, consider working your design around it, as seen in this rich and feminine bedroom.




Graystone Custom Builders


Another great example of painted, exposed brick creating variety in an all white design. I love white and love that you can mix textures while still keeping the design clean and minimal.


I hope you have enjoy seeing these examples of the exposed brick design trend. To view more of my favorite inspirations visit here. Have a wonderful day!!

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One thought on “Design Trend: Exposed Brick

  1. Mary says:

    I’m thinking of installing a brick veneer on my mud room walls. Then the plan is to paint it white. Can you advice me what finish of paint I should use? Flat, semi-gloss, what? I’m confused.

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