Posted on March 23 2021
Faux effect wallpaper murals are diverse, but the two most popular designs have to be concrete and brick. Not only are they a favorite among interior designers for their sleek, stylish look, but they're also quite versatile as well and can suit both home and commercial spaces. In this article, we'll be going over what these two faux effect mural patterns offer, their similarities, and differences!
Brick and concrete mural wallpaper are all very much on trend this 2022. Famous for their luxurious and elegant vibes at a very affordable cost; creating a contemporary, rustic and industrial interior for your home or commercial space using our wide collections of faux brick and faux concrete murals can quickly turn your living room, bedroom, kitchen, home office or even business space such as corporate office, retail store, café and restaurants, senior living facilities, hotels, and school and universities settings.
This urban style wallpaper features a wall that resembles metal or concrete with rusted spots for an industrial look. Circles are painted on top for an abstract contrast.
Concrete Wallpaper Murals!
Concrete wallpaper murals make an excellent backdrop for any space, thanks in part to its minimalist approach to pattern design. Most concrete murals typically feature a large, expansive plane of concrete with some faux "cracks" that make it appear weathered or aged.
In terms of colors, this Mauve Textured Faux Metallic Concrete Wallpaper are cooler, with light and visually-pleasing color that have a slight purple/pinkish undertone. Color variation is rare for concrete murals and the majority of what you'll come across are various shades of gray, that’s why this mauve color makes it great for creating a clean-cut, high-end aesthetic.
This faux textured wallpaper uses layered color and texture to create a realistic concrete wall. Splashes of metallic give this pattern a contemporary edge, making this a great stair case and master bedroom wallpaper design.This chic-industrial wallpaper pattern perfectly complement the entire space.
This faux finish concrete mural with its bold and big floral pattern make a twist when it comes to concrete pattern family. From the traditional concrete mural design, this modern grey floral concrete wallpaper above will give an extra-ordinary impression and urban inspired vibes both for your home and commercial space. The modern edge and with its rawest form and superb design will be a great addition to your interior.
Brick Wallpaper Murals!
Brick wallpaper murals tend to have a geometric-like appearance with a standardized placement for the bricks. The most iconic of brick wallpapers are red. Through a high quality printing process, brick wallpaper murals offer a highly visual tactile look that adds a sense of depth to the walls. The small details are all captured and represented on the large wallpaper mural, adding to its authentic look.
Black Metallic Brick Wall M9534 Photo credits to Gloribel Lebron Interiors
Adding a brick wallpaper mural to the home or commercial space really helps transforms the room. Brick itself is often associated with authenticity and natural elements, so its warm, earthy tones makes it a great choice for those who want to create a welcoming, engaging look.
This classic brick wall design of this Black Metallic Brick Wall M9534 for Gloribel’s office entrance make-over gets a contemporary twist in this faux brick mural. Realistic bricks are lined with a golden color and cracks, while large areas of plaster are painted over the wall for an urban look. The cracks can be made with a metallic gold effect for a sophisticated shine, creating an impactful entrance towards the office and to revamp the area that once was just a storage room. The creative vibe from this brick mural bring out curiosity and provide a hint to visitors of what was behind the door.
The rustic charm of this White Metallic Brick Wall Mural Wallpaper shines through the room. The brick effect design of this mural is a great way to add the industrial worn look to either your living room, bedroom or kitchen without you paying for the expensive cost of real bricks.
More articles about brick wallpaper murals can be found here:
- The *Complete* Guide to Designing With Faux Brick Wallpaper
- The Ultimate Guide to Designing with Brick, Concrete, and Stone Wallpaper
- A Beginner's Guide to Brick Wallpaper
- Faux Brick Wallpaper Styles
Similarities Between Concrete and Brick Wallpaper Murals
As both fall under the "faux effect wallpaper mural" category, there are bound to be some similarities between the two. Both brick and concrete murals are considered faux effect designs, which means they emulate or mimic real-life materials.
Other "materials" or designs in this category include marble, plaster, and wood. While some mural designs take a more stylized approach to rendering concrete and brick, the majority of these wallpaper murals are photorealistic renderings.
Both brick and concrete wallpaper murals have a rustic or "rough" aesthetic to them. It's a weathered look that's quite popular among interior designers. You can have an authentic "loft" feel without the associated price tag of living in a real loft.
Along the same lines, both concrete and brick wallpaper murals emphasize the materials they're showcasing, not necessarily images or other designs. In other words, most concrete wallpaper murals usually feature just the concrete rather than other pictures or images (the same can be said about brick). That's not to say you can't find faux effect wallpaper murals with additional imagery on them, like Brick Heart pictured below.
Generally speaking, both brick and concrete wallpaper murals are available in fewer colors when compared to other mural styles, like floral or watercolor. Because they copy real materials, it makes sense that they're true to life in this regard as well. However, if you really want purple bricks or a pastel blue concrete wallpaper mural, that's totally possible!
You can send our in-house design team a request for color swaps of existing concrete or brick wallpaper murals in our collection (personally, we think a nice navy blue brick pattern can look quite good!).
This faux Natural Grey Classic Stone Wall Wallpaper features the classic stone wall design with a smooth texture. With a photorealistic design, this wallpaper makes it look as if you've installed stone masonry! With great detail and perfect scale, this urban wallpaper will bring a natural touch to your room. Using this best valued stone effect wallpapers can give a unique and striking appeal and touch to your living room or any other room.
Another similarity is that both concrete and brick wallpaper murals work well as a single feature wall, or throughout the space. If you're using regular faux effects wallpaper, using the concrete or brick wallpaper throughout the space is more straightforward. With wallpaper murals, the size of the mural can be altered depending on the size of your wall.
Both concrete and brick wallpaper go well with a lot of other styles, helping to make it more modern. For example, pairing a brick wallpaper mural on a feature wall with floral wallpaper on the other three walls can create a visually striking look.
Differences Between Concrete and Brick Wallpaper Murals
In general, brick wallpaper murals are more colorful than concrete wallpaper murals. The most iconic brick color is red, though you can find white, gray, and black as well. Concrete wallpaper murals tend to come in shades of gray – light gray, dark gray, etc. However, as we mentioned earlier, you can request a color swap if you're a fan of the actual brick/concrete pattern but you'd like a different color.
In terms of patterns, you'll most likely find additional imagery added to brick wallpaper murals, whereas concrete wallpaper murals tend to feature differences in how the material is represented. Taking a look at the examples of concrete murals in this article, some take a much rougher or weathered look, others are more clean-cut and "smooth," while others might even be geometric in design.
This Modern Minimalist Faux Brick Wallpaper Red and Green makes it very easy in achieving that classic brick look has never been easier. This photorealistic wallpaper features a stunning amount of detail. With a slightly weathered, aged look, this minimalist brick pattern offers a casual aesthetic for any room, such as a bedroom or bathroom. Faux Brick Wallpaper is known for giving a final industrial look of your house without significantly affecting your budget. Whether you prefer modern style or classic and elegance, this wallpaper is the perfect answer to your wall problem.
Wallpaper murals can change the mood or atmosphere of a space. Both wallpaper mural styles blend contemporary and historic aesthetics well, though each one is slightly stronger in one direction or the other. Concrete wallpaper murals have a very modern aesthetic, while brick wallpaper murals tend to add a more traditional or classic look to the space.
Are you #TeamConcrete or #TeamBrick?
Now that we've gone through all you need to know about concrete and brick wallpaper murals, only one question remains: are you #TeamConcrete or #TeamBrick? We'd love to hear what "team" you're on so be sure to let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media!
What team are we on? We're going to cheat a bit and say #TeamConcreteANDBrick!
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