The bricks surrounding the fireplace in my basement rec-room are dark red in colour, and look very dated and dark. Is there a way to paint the bricks to brighten the room up, and to make it a bit more eye appealing? Any input from you would be much appreciated, as my wife and I can't decide what to do. She wants to paint the room in a fairly bright colour-possibly a light pink tint, or perhaps light blue. Any colour suggestions from you, for the brick? Thanks for your time and your response. It is much appreciated.