How to Paint with Black

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Black walls are the thing right now and we love them! Part moody, part rich and elegant Dutch Baroque, you can get a ton of style cred by just picking up this paint color. But how to paint with black — where to put it, how to combine it with other colors and all the options for using it can be overwhelming. You can absolutely do it — check out our advice on how below here.

How to Paint with Black
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This room highlighted by Pop Sugar is a great example of using black in a bedroom. It may not be the first place you think of to embrace this trend — but think about it if you have neutral bedding (like the white here). Add in metallic accents and the result is a calming yet on-trend room.

How to Paint with Black

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Try a multi-functional black wall, like this one, in a kitchen or kid’s room. Chalkboard paint has been sweeping Pinterest and design magazines and we love this trend. Similar to this look in your bedroom, you want to keep your decor fresh with crisp whites and neutrals. The opportunities for a chalkboard are endless —  you can put up your favorite quotes, shopping lists or hand your kids the chalk and see what they come up with!

How to Paint with Black

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And while we’re talking about where and how to paint with black — how gorgeous is this black matte and black lacquer striped wall? Similar to the trends in specialty paint techniques mimicking wallpaper, a wall with texture or dimension is a great idea for small spaces. Stripes like this add depth and create an expensive, wholly elegant decor scheme.

How to Paint with Black

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Nervous about painting all four walls black? Start small with an accent wall! We love this room —  the wall is a fantastic, clear transition between spaces. The black and white photographs pop and the warm tones in the oriental runner make everything feel homey and comfortable. Did you spot the other pop of black in this room? Ding ding ding — the staircase! How cool is that?

How to Paint with Black

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Black is the new white when it comes to kitchens. These polished black cabinets are sophisticated and are a genius way to hide scrapes, bumps and daily wear and tear in your kitchen. Paired with brass hardware (hard to believe, but it’s back in full force) and a casual wood butcher block counter top, this look is approachable chic.

How to Paint with Black

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There’s only one word for this black full lacquer dining room — and it’s fabulous. Unlike the subtlety of the stripes before, this room is 100% glamorous. It works because it’s grounded in a clean white and the black is set off with metallic accents and crystal. Try a lacquer look like this in a guest bathroom if you’re hesitant to go for the whole room.

So, what do you think? Think you could paint it black? Where would you put this trend in your home? Tell us!

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