Eventually, we will do something with the fireplace to make it more traditional (some sort of tiles/mantle). In the meantime, our only option is paint.
The room will be painted sw accessible beige with eider white trim. Built in will be eider white with sw curio gray interiors.
I was thinking of painting the front wall with the fireplace all the way to the ceiling with sw curio grey. This is the only picture i have, but the fireplace juts out about three feet, so immediately to the left of the fp, there is a 3 foot "side" of the fireplace and then a wall with the "hearth" continuing along it for about another 6 or 7 feet. And then a wide doorway to another room.
I was thinking of Painting the front and sides of the hearth directly in front of the fireplace with sw pier and then only the top of the hearth that is not in front of the fireplace with pier , to give a faux bench look (i also have little kids, so figured it would cover any likely footprints) an accent with some pillows/cushions.
Do I paint the sides of the fireplace wall that juts out curio too? I was thinking not, but instead painting them to match the rest of the room (accessible beige).
Should I just paint the back wall of the built in shelves, or the entire interior? I was thinking entire interior.
The small window to the right of the fireplace is the only window in this room. The room dimensions are roughly 18x 30.