Hi Remodelaholics, it’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with my monthly paint color post. Last month, I talked about 2016 trends in paint colors and if you happened to miss that post, you can find it here.
Today, I wanted to do another Color Spotlight and highlight one of the most popular and versatile interior door and cabinet colors out there. Wrought Iron from Benjamin Moore is a workhorse of a color because there is nothing that this color can’t do. While it’s really popular right now for interior doors and cabinets, it’s also a near perfect exterior trim/accent color and it even works well on a wall too.
Paint Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
Before I show you what all this color can do, I’m sharing an image below that compares Wrought Iron to a traditional Benjamin Moore black. You can really see why Wrought Iron is such an amazing color because it’s a slightly muted version of black:
Blacks can be harsh but as you can see above, Wrought Iron is a black/brown/gray color that is less harsh than black and the brown in the base adds a little warmth. In fact, Wrought Iron can look like a very dark brown in spaces with a lot of natural light. The gray in the base helps to diffuse and balance the black and the warmth.
Let me show you what Wrought Iron can do and why it’s become such a popular paint color.
Wrought Iron on a front door
source: Timeless Paper
source: Timeless Paper
On the wall
source: Our Humble Abode
Wrought Iron painted on interior doors and trim
source: Rachel Reider
source: Dear Lillie
painted on stair rails and ceiling
source: Innova Interior Design
Wrought Island paint on kitchen island cabinet
source: Refined LLCe
Wrought Iron is a great alternative to harsh black on window trims
(see why Whitney calls black window trim “eyeliner for your home” here)
source: MHouse Inc
So you see, Wrought Iron is a fantastic alternative to harsh black and the diffused warmth and gray, make this a very rich in depth color. So the next time you’re worried about painting something black, consider Wrought Iron.
If you’re interested in more dependable and versatile colors like Wrought Iron, I shared my favorite all-star paint colors here and my favorite “nearly perfect neutrals here, on my blog with tons of inspiration.
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Cyndy is a color expert who has transitioned from the fashion world to the design world by helping others choose just the right paint colors for their homes. Cyndy takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and has been sharing her tips and paint color palettes with her readers for more than four years on her blog The Creativity Exchange.
Cyndy lives in East Texas and is an artist working with designers to create commissioned paintings that enhance the color and design of a space.