painting brick fireplace in Craftsman bungalow
We just bought a 1913 Craftsman style bungalow. We love the original dark wood trim and windows. We have painted the interior rooms in Sherwin-Williams Arts & Crafts colors.
The living room, which we have painted Roycroft Adobe, has a brick fireplace. The brick is sooty, and an unattractive orange-red. We want to paint it a sandy beige color (Buckram Binding, to match the ceiling and adjoining hallway). We think this would brighten the room and clean it up, but we are torn about painting brick. How out of keeping with the original design of our home would painting the brick fireplace be?