Some people have a misconception about black walls - thinking it closes a space - makes it look smaller when the exact opposite is true. Black brings depth into a room - especially when it's only done as an accent wall - surrounded by white.
2 houses ago I painted our entire dining room black - the room had 2 double sets of french doors and crown molding with high baseboards - so there was a lot of white trim to contrast it.
When we sold the building ( it was a duplex ) the realtor advised that although HE liked the black dining room, it might prove to be a hard sell.
That home sold in 8 hours - with multiple offers ( in off - season ) for double what we had purchased it for and every single potential buyer loved the dining room.
Moral of the story?
Any color can look gorgeous if done properly in a space -
I remember people reacting with horror when I told them my plans.....................
But it was only paint - and the marvelous thing about paint is that it's never permanent
( your talking to someone who once painted her living room 3 times in a week until I got the right color - but oh what a gorgeous color I ended up with LOL )
Here's some samples of Black that enhance a space. ( in my humble opinion )
|THE UNCOMMON LAW
|NOSTALGIA AND NOW
Oh God - I'm looking at the before - I'd forgotten how horrible it all was....................
and now I've done one wall in the second guest room
( please don't look at the floor - it only has one coat of primer on it - and don't look at the window either - it's still a work in progress )
I'm only granting permission to look at the wall itself -
A white dresser will be put against that wall - so you'll see even less when it's finished -
But the white floor and black wall already make this tiny little room look bigger
Plus it ties in with the black accents on the other side perfectly
I want to retain the cottage-y style of this house without a doubt - that is after all, what it is - but I also want to add ( on some level anyway ) a little sophistication to the mix and touches of black seem to do the trick.
Has anyone else ever painted a wall black?
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