Also white wash.
schmere, much more interesting if you want a focal point
white wash. when that look becomes "dated" its easier to remove/paint over.
I also vote for white wash.
They'd both look great! But, I vote for whitewash too!: )
I am a fan of the whitewash!
For sure white wash!! That brick work is so lovely, it'd be a shame to cover it up with a plaster smear.
I think white wash would look amazing! Great fireplace to work with!