Painting walls black
I have been eyeing this beautiful black wall color for a couple of years now. I first imagined using it on a couple of side tables, which I did. I also had my husband use this color on our side- entry door. I loved the way it looked so much that I dared to paint an inside wall with the same color.
I started off trying it on a small, in case it was a disaster. I started off with our fireplace wall.
It turned out so pretty— with the white mantle, and white marble. (more on this later.) 🙂
Anyway, I was so pleased with the fireplace wall, it inspired me to try a whole room. I chose to do this color in the study-room of our home. This room is off to itself, and isn’t a major focal point, so I was content trying it out.
I usually play it safe with more neutral colors, mostly because I hate to do something twice. I like getting it right the first time.
Yeah, I know, that rarely truly happens. It is always worth a shot, though.
I must say, I am very pleased with the way this room looks! It looks great during the day–it gets plenty of light, so the black doesn’t feel overwhelming. It looks great at night, too, with low-shadowy lights. The color feels soothing to me when the shadows are bouncing off the walls.
One reason this looks so good, is that there is a lot of white to break up the black. I mean, a lot of white. There is a built- in bookcase on one wall, and there is wainscoting half way up the walls. In my opinion this is what makes the black look so appealing.
It looks deep and rich, yet soft. (sounds like a good personality!)
I know there are tons of beautiful pictures out there, with super dark walls–even black, that look stunning. There are also tons of black-shade options. If you are brave enough, go for it! Make sure, though, that you can break up the black walls, or it could be dreary, and overwhelming. Black can be very pretty in the right place.
“She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.” Proverbs 31:19