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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Black is the new white


Amy D. Morris Interiors via


If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that I love white. But I am also loving black and white. My walls in my kitchen have gone from a dark gray to a dark charcoal and honestly, I would love them even darker. (I can hear my husband groaning even at the thought of another paint change!!).


[Kitchen Walls | Kendall Charcoal HC-166 Benjamin Moore]


[fabric ready to go to the workroom]


 My office would be the perfect place to go pure black on the walls ... they used to be the darkest walls in our house, but now they look pale in comparison to the new darker walls.


A while back I painted our guest room walls "black" but they came out lighter than I had hoped they would be. Do you recognize the chest that is now in my kitchen?


 I had to laugh when I saw this ... I thought about my house - every room does have a touch of black. Maybe I count as the antique!!!


Tommy Smythe Design | Photo: Michael Graydon

I did a little research on what the best black paint was. It seems there are about as many black choices as there are whites. So I'm curious ... have you painted your walls black? Would you? Do you have a favorite black paint?

4 comments:

modern jane said...

I'm a huge fan on white but I love black too. Funny though, I seem to have a hard time using it in my home.. I always remember that you need black in a room as it grounds the space but I can't always make it work! You walls looks fantastic. I love Kendall Charcoal!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love them...they look great...isn't funny how husbands do that....

Carol@CarolBeckInteriorsBlog.com said...

Hello, my friend, it's been a while since I've commented! I adore black, and every public room in my house has some. If my house were not in the woods with lots of shade, I would absolutely do a black-walled room! Your kitchen is gorgeous! I would LOVE to paint my windows black, though.

Stephanie Norris said...

Oh I don't think I could live with black walls...maybe in a powder room? I would think that black sucks up the light. BUT! I love everything else in black. I guess I am the antique in my house too lol