Don’t Be Scared of the Dark: 6 Ways Black Paint Can Make Your Home Welcoming

Black paint can seem daunting and denote heaviness but when used thoughtfully, spaces will actually feel calm, harmonious and grounded. Deep, dark shades of paint have the ability to work across many design styles and can help achieve vibes from classic to moody, as well as bold and cozy. Want to go dark? See how we've incorporated darkness into some of favorite projects.
 

01 CLASSIC WELCOME:

Nothing draws you more than a rich, dark front door. It is a welcoming take on a classic statement door and a great place to start if you are feeling intrigued but not fully committed just yet.

Photo Source: Lonny Magazine

Photo Source: Lonny Magazine

02 GO FOR IT!:

Ready to go big? Go for the full exterior. Dark exteriors not only stand out but you'd be surprised how much they flow and blend in with their outdoor atmosphere at the same time. 

Photo by Gina Gutierrez

Photo by Gina Gutierrez

03 STATEMENT WALLS & ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS:

Old homes tend to have built ins, unique doors and architectural details that are perfect to highlight or "low" light for the matter! It brings a modern and classic touch to a home. Dark colors look great on textured surfaces such as shiplap, beadboard or wainscoting.

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

04 MODERN + MOODY BATHROOMS

In addition to paint, we love black and dark hued gray tile. We're huge fans of moody bathrooms for their calmness, depth and individuality. Some of our favorite bathroom designs to date incorporate this rich balance.

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

05 LOOKING UP - CEILINGS:

Sometimes when we think of a statement we think of an accent wall, piece of furniture or bright accessory. However, another opportunity for a statement exists in a place that is sometimes overlooked when we forget to look up. We absolutely love a statement ceiling; it makes a space feel cozy and bold, all at the same time.

Photo by Max Maloney

Photo by Max Maloney

06 CONTRAST:

Not ready for a whole room? Try trim. Dark, contrasting trim is an unconventional yet clean take on trim. It may feel risky in its own way, but it always pays off!

Photo Source: Shoot Factory

Photo Source: Shoot Factory

Some of our favorite paint go to's from past projects:

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We are big believers in picking up samples and testing directly in the space. With light changing throughout the day, it's important to see how paint colors are affected. We're sure once you get a dark, rich color on the wall, you'll fall right in love.