Our fireplace is brick and the light orange color is awful! I tweeted Drew and Jonathan Scott of the Property Brothers on HGTV and got some great advice! "Do a darker base coat with faux effects then paint a lighter coat on top and scratch away the corners and edges." Any other suggestions that are cheap and easy (other than just painting it a flat color?) BTW, hate the insets, wish it had a mantle, but I am planning on painting the gold frame over the firebox black.