Should I paint over?White on goutBrick red on bricks?Use paint that is for concrete?
If it were me, I would do them white all over.
power washing for concrete. Rent machine from Home Depot. Forget painting brick.
It appears you are still working on the area. I would decide after other hardscape or steps are done. Then look at colors to wash over the bricks.
I agree with Judy. Finish cleaning up projects. Then power wash area before you decide on anything. I did same thing last year and after everything was power washed I loved the natural brick accent. Add accent color if you want to the cap stone.
I would clean, repair the mortar joints, and white wash the brick.
I wouldn't paint the brick. Once you do, you can't ever go back to brick. Not without sandblasting. You can as mentioned above, power wash. Redo the mortar joints. Use a concrete stain on the topcaps. Make sure to seal the topcaps.
The topcaps are the concrete portion on top of the bricks.
Definitely power wash them and all surrounding concrete, porch floor, etc. Then invest in a few large planters & fill with beautiful flowers and place next to the brick "columns" .
Oh Amy, they are beautiful as is. Power wash and repair the grout.