My fireplace was white for about 12 years! I wanted a warm and worn finish so as I always do, I painted it. I started off with a charcoal acrylic paint and then dry brushed some acrylic paints to give the worn finish, the acrylic paints I used were marigold gouchi, burnt umber and slate grey. I dry brushed and rubbed with a soft cloth just so the paints melded together to give a rather Hemmingway look!!