White brick: advantages, types, tips and photos to get inspired

The white bricks are with everything and more modern than ever! If before they were seen only as an alternative to the classic brown brick, today they have gained trend status and have become one of the passions of the decorative universe.

With the white bricks, the environments gain a clean and contemporary atmosphere, not to mention that they are super versatile, making it a great option for those who want to change the look of the house quickly and economically.

And if you, like us here, are also a fan of bricks, then come check out this post and find out how to bring this trend to your home.

Advantages of white brick

For any style

The white brick is very democratic. It combines very well with various decorative styles, ranging from classic to modern without fear of being happy.

In classic and elegant decorations, the white brick adds comfort and warmth, especially when combined with indirect lighting from spots on the ceiling.

For rustic decorations, the white brick helps to break the dark tone of the woods commonly used on the floor and ceiling. In the modern proposals, the white brick brings that touch of informality and relaxation, especially when demolition bricks are used that have a more rustic and irregular appearance.

The white brick is also perfect in industrial style decorations, contrasting very well with the traditional brown bricks. Another option is to use the white bricks in the decorations of minimalist and Scandinavian aesthetics. They add texture and bring comfort to the environments.

For any environment

As you may already imagine, the white brick can be used quietly in any environment of the house, including bathrooms and outdoor areas, depending, of course, on the material used (let’s talk about that yet, don’t worry).

With or without work

Speaking of material, it is also worth mentioning that white brick is available in different types of materials and not just conventional brick.

This means that you do not need to do a work at home to have a white brick wall, just opt ​​for a simpler coating to be applied such as 3D brick or wallpaper.

Types of white brick

Did you know that there are several ways to make a white brick wall? So it is! We tell you all of them below, follow:

Conventional brick

The most classic and traditional way of having a brick wall is betting on the use of handmade bricks.

Here, you have two options: buy and place the bricks one by one, or, if you live in an old house, you can try to find out if it was built with bricks. In that case, just peel the plaster until it reaches the bricks, sand it, dust it and that’s it.

Demolition brick

Demolition bricks are another interesting way to bring brick texture into the home. However, as this type of brick is usually very irregular and rustic, the ideal is that it be used in more modern and stripped-down decoration proposals.

Ceramic coating

The trend of bricks has brought to the market a ceramic tile known as brick that simulates the appearance of bricks very perfectly.

This type of coating is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, including white and Off White tones.

They are very suitable for use in damp and wet areas, such as bathrooms, service areas, kitchens and outdoor areas.

But they can also be used well in other environments of the house, such as living rooms and bedrooms, especially those with a more rustic texture.

3D Brick

The 3D white brick is made of plasterboard and is one of the simplest and cheapest options on the market. It can be installed easily without the need for break breaks.

The texture is very similar to that of natural bricks, but it is necessary to pay attention to the quality of the material, since plaster can easily yellow and proliferate fungi.

Styrofoam brick

Another option for those who want to invest in brick walls without spending a lot is Styrofoam. Thus, like plaster bricks, models made of polystyrene, or, better said, polyester, are very realistic and convince anyone who looks.

Wallpaper

Finally, you still have the option of using wallpaper. However, depending on the brand and model chosen, the texture and appearance may be lacking creating that fake effect that is difficult to hide.

Therefore, the tip, in this case, is to research well before buying and, if possible, check environments that have already used that wallpaper option you want.

How to use the white brick in the decoration

On a wall or in the whole environment?

That depends. It depends on the result you want to achieve and the type of brick or cladding that will be used.

If the intention is to create a prominent wall with the brick, then invest in just one wall. But if the idea is to have a completely rustic environment, covering all the walls can be an interesting way out.

It also assesses the type of material. In the case of coverings such as wallpaper or 3D plaster or Styrofoam bricks, the ideal is to make only one wall so as not to expose the fake side of the material.

How to paint the white brick

If your choice was for handmade or demolition bricks, then, in addition to the installation, you will also need to apply paint. But which one to use?

This also depends on the aesthetic effect you want to achieve. For a more classic, clean or minimalist decoration, consider a uniform painting that is able to cover all the natural color of the bricks. Latex paint is a good option, but be prepared to apply three to four coats, since the bricks are porous and absorb a lot of paint.

But if your intention is to create a cool atmosphere, try painting the bricks with lime. This type of painting gives a slightly faded effect, leaving part of the original color apparent, as if it were a patina.

What goes with white brick

The rustic texture of the bricks combines very well with natural materials such as wood, straw and ceramics. This composition creates environments that can be both classic and modern rustic, as is the case with boho chic.

In contrast, the brick also talks to more modern materials, such as stainless steel, steel and glass. This combination is also perfect for industrial style decorations.

Environments x white brick

White brick in the room

The living room is one of the preferred environments for the white brick wall. In this case, a good request is to use the bricks on the TV wall, eliminating even the use of panels.

In the dining room, the brick wall can be in front of the table, at the entrance to the room.

White brick in the kitchen

The kitchen is also beautiful with white bricks. They can be used on the countertop wall or on the wall opposite the sink. For the wet area, choose ceramic tiles that are easier to clean and do not suffer the same wear.

White brick in the room

The bedroom is another companion of the bricks. The favorite place for them is on the headboard wall. Here, they can occupy the entire length of the wall or just a strip, demarcating the area occupied by the bed, for example.

White brick in the bathroom

Bathrooms and lavatories are modern and elegant with white bricks. But because it is a wet area, prefer to use ceramic bricks to facilitate cleaning and increase the durability of the wall, avoiding problems with mold and moisture.

White brick in the external area

Balconies, entrance halls, gourmet areas, barbecue corners, small houses, among other outdoor spaces are also perfect for a white brick wall.

Just be careful with the type of material and where it will be installed. Do not use 3D plaster or styrofoam coverings or wallpaper in these environments. The most suitable are the handmade bricks, but even so they must receive adequate treatment so as not to present problems with humidity and also not to show dirt marks.

Also avoid the use of white bricks (with the exception of ceramic ones) near barbecue grills, so they do not suffer from the soot of charcoal and smoke.

Cleaning, care and maintenance 

The cleaning and maintenance of the white brick will depend on the type of material used. The handmade bricks need extra care because of the porous surface that ends up accumulating more dust.

In this case, the tip is to “sweep” the wall to remove the dust. Ceramic brick walls can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

3D coverings and wallpaper cannot be cleaned with water. The ideal is to use only a dry, soft cloth.

Check out below 50 project ideas that bet on the use of white brick and got along very well:

Picture 1 – Room with white brick on the TV wall. The pictures and the luminaire complete the ambience.

Room with white brick on the TV wall. The frames and the luminaire complete the ambience

Picture 2 – Rustic white brick wall matching the wooden lining and the iron fireplace.

Rustic white brick wall matching wooden lining and iron fireplace

Picture 3 – Already in this modern and cool environment, the option was for the white brick 3D.

In this modern and cool environment, the option was for the 3D white brick

Image 4 – White brick making the integration between the environments.

White brick making the integration between the environments

Picture 5 – In the couple’s bedroom, the white brick guarantees a touch of romanticism and delicacy, but without falling into clichés.

In the couple's bedroom, the white brick ensures a touch of romanticism and delicacy, but without falling into clichés

Picture 6 – Industrial decoration is the face of white bricks.

Industrial decoration is the face of white bricks

Image 7 – Renovate the entrance hall with the white brick wall.

Renovate the entrance hall with the white brick wall

Picture 8 – The modern decor of the living room matched perfectly with the white brick wall.

The modern decor of the living room matched perfectly with the white brick wall

Image 9 – Already in the bathroom, the white bricks “break” the coldness of the burnt cement.

In the bathroom, the white bricks “break” the coldness of the burnt cement

Picture 10 – How about betting on a boho room? Count on the white bricks for this.

How about betting on a fourth boho? Count on the white bricks for that

Picture 11 – The clean and modern kitchen has gained a cozy texture with white bricks.

The clean and modern kitchen has a cozy texture with white bricks

Image 12 – Dining room with white bricks in contrast to the black details.

Dining room with white bricks in contrast with the black details

Image 13 – But if you want to relax, bet on cheerful colors, like that shade of blue.

But if you want to relax, bet on cheerful colors, like this shade of blue

Picture 14 – If you are lucky enough to discover an original brick wall at home, just peel the plaster.

If you are lucky enough to discover an original brick wall at home, just peel the plaster

Picture 15 – Modern and minimalist kitchen decorated with white bricks.

Modern, minimalist kitchen decorated with white bricks

Picture 16 – Wallpaper of white bricks for the home office.

White bricks wallpaper for home office

Image 17 – Vintage kitchen also combines with white bricks.

Vintage kitchen also matches white bricks

Picture 18 – How about enhancing the high ceiling with white bricks?

How about enhancing the high ceilings with the white bricks?

Image 19 – Use pieces of art to further highlight the brick wall.

Use art pieces to further highlight the brick wall

Image 20 – A rustic touch for the classic living room.

A rustic touch to the classic living room

Picture 21 – Bathroom with white bricks. Keep the original look of the wall for an even more dramatic effect.

Bathroom with white bricks. Keep the original look of the wall for an even more dramatic effect

Picture 22 – White brick wall in the kitchen: clean and modern as the project demands.

White brick wall in the kitchen: clean and modern as the project demands

Image 23 – Here, the 3D white bricks share space with the burnt cement.

Here, the white 3D bricks share space with the burnt cement

Picture 24 – The room is more cozy with the white brick wall.

The room is more cozy with the white brick wall

Image 25 – The more uniform the painting, the more classic and elegant the white brick wall becomes.

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Image 26 – White demolition bricks for this kitchen that strolls between the retro and the industrial.

White demolition bricks for this kitchen that strolls between the retro and the industrial

Image 27 – A real boho room with white bricks and wooden ceiling.

A real boho room with white brick and wooden ceiling

Picture 28 – On the facade of the house they are an absolute success!

On the facade of the house they are an absolute success!

Image 29 – 3D white bricks on the kitchen wall.

3D white bricks on the kitchen wall

Image 30 – The white bricks are amazing when combined with wood.

White bricks look amazing when combined with wood

Picture 31 – Young room with white brick wallpaper: practical and inexpensive solution.

Young bedroom with white brick wallpaper: practical and inexpensive solution

Picture 32 – The more rustic, the more beautiful!

The more rustic, the more beautiful!

Image 33 – In the wet area of ​​the sink, the option was for the ceramic tile covering.

In the wet area of ​​the sink, the option was for the ceramic tile covering

Image 34 – Between classic and rustic.

Between classic and rustic

Image 35 – White walls don’t always have to be the same!

White walls don't always have to be the same!

Image 36 – Different lighting to make the white bricks even more beautiful.

Different lighting to make the white bricks even more beautiful

Image 37 – A beautiful reception with white bricks.

A beautiful reception with white bricks

Image 38 – White brick cladding in perfect harmony with the wood.

White brick cladding in perfect harmony with the wood

Image 39 – Plants are also great companions for white bricks.

Plants are also great companions for white bricks

Image 40 – For the modern industrial style room, the white bricks stand out together with the black elements.

For the modern industrial-style room, the white bricks stand out along with the black elements

Picture 41 – Delicately rustic …

Delicately rustic ...

Image 42 – White bricks on the facade with a very original detail.

White bricks on the facade with a very original detail

Image 43 – Vivid and cheerful colors contrast with the white brick.

Vivid and cheerful colors contrast with the white brick

Image 44 – But there is also space for romanticism.

But it also has space for romanticism

Image 45 – A simple environment, valued by the white brick wall.

A simple environment, valued by the white brick wall

Image 46 – Natural tones and white bricks: an unbeatable composition!

Natural tones and white bricks: an unbeatable composition!

Image 47 – White bricks in a modern and young room.

White bricks in a modern, young room

Image 48 – White and brown!

White and brown!

Image 49 – In the children’s room they are also special.

In the children's room they are also special

Picture 50 – How about assembling the closet in front of the white brick wall?

How about setting up the closet in front of the white brick wall?