Yes, I did it! I decided to go with painting the brick on the wall, in the studio. I want to thank each and everyone of you who commented and gave me your suggestions. Yesterday, my friend Tammy and I took a road trip to Clarksburg, WV (over the mountain and through the woods.....) The nice men in the paint department, at Lowes, were very helpful. Perhaps a bit puzzled at my painting idea, but helpful. They suggested that I buy 1/2 pint samples and they would mix whatever color I wanted. (Woooowhaaa.- insert evil sound!) Little did they know that I wanted 7 samples.
What a great deal this is at only $3.00 for each sample and it's just enough paint for several bricks in each color. Plus a bit more spent on a quart of white paint and some primer.
The colors are: Cautious Yellow (nothing cautious about this color!), Frosty Melon, Souvenir Orchid, Magenta Mist, Clear Amethyst, Tidal Pool and Lime Parfait. All are Valspar interior house paint. What if I don't like it? I can always paint over it with white Zzzzzzzzzzzz. But, I'm feeling confident about my plan. (Famous last words!)