White bricks and tiles are probably more often seen in Scandinavian style interiors, well, and white bricks can be seen almost in each bathroom and more and more often in a kitchen if to the extent of Lithuania. In any case I suggest not to be afraid of a color white and remember that this color reflects the light and will turn your space into a lighter one with no extra means.
It will undoubtedly be easier to clean and renew the bricks than the brick wall, yet while saving and taking care of it, you can boldly choose bricks (of course, not in a bathroom because of the self-evident reasons).
Personally for me damaged (better not intentionally) bricks which have seen and felt a lot look perfect, and they can be recolored if there‘s any wish. While visiting the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania I was admired by authentic bricks, which perfectly matched with glass and concrete (although probably for this wonderful feeling the fact that I‘m in the Palace of the Grand Dukes and a history also had a great impact). If you just find a piece of brick wall, don‘t be in a hurry to destroy it. Enter an e-interjeras.lt page and look over, how bricks look like in other interiors... if you just change your mind and save a wonderful texture!