black and white with just a little bit of orange.
TOO STARK- need some soft neutrals to blend with white walls and bricks
white painted brick, horiz. mantel metal fire screen
white brick surround w/ white mantle
White and black color schemes are also great for rentals with standard white walls. By bringing in a collection of only black-and-white furniture, accents, and artwork, the designer look is accomplished with minimal brain damage and you can take everything with you to the next rental.
example of white brick fireplace. I absolutely love this — it's modern yet earthy, and I like the way the top ledge extends over to the shelving on the left, making it more asymmetrical. This design really complements the minimal black-and-white interior.