Hi Remodelaholics! Cyndy here from The Creativity Exchange back with another post all about fantastic paint colors. If you missed my last post about the paint color trends for 2017, you can find it here.
Popular Black Paint Colors
Today I wanted to highlight some of the most popular black paint colors out there and show you why black is making such a huge comeback on walls, cabinetry and interior/exterior doors.
Black Paint Colors for Walls
One of the hottest trends in paint colors in the last six months has been the surge of black interior walls. All of the sudden, we are seeing black walls everywhere and while it may sound a little out there, it actually can be so amazing when the other elements layered in a space compliment and balance the dark walls.
These black shiplap walls mixed with the patterned flooring and white accents is such a gorgeous combination. As you can see, the balance is perfect and the black does not overwhelm the space.
via Studio McGee
If you’re not quite ready to paint your walls completely black, a great compromise is using wainscoting and painting the bottom half white.
Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black is one of the most popular black paint colors right now because it is a neutral black with no strong undertones that consistently works well in a variety of lighting situations.
Tricorn Black via Terracotta Design Build
Sherwin-Williams Caviar has a little brown in the base of the black, which is why it’s also a very popular black right now.
Black Paint Colors for Cabinetry
Black cabinetry is also making a huge comeback. Whether on kitchen cabinets, media centers or interior trims, we have been seeing a surge of black being used in these areas by designers and home builders in the last six months.
A popular cabinetry black right now is Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart that has a stunning and rich gray undertone in the base.
Benjamin Moore Black is one of the most popular paint colors because it’s a true black with no strong undertones.
via Urrutia Design
Black Paint Colors for Interior/Exterior Doors
One of strongest trends in paint that we have seen in the last few years that is still going strong into 2017 are black interior/exterior doors. I love this trend because it makes such a big and dramatic impact.
Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron via Timeless Paper
Farrow and Ball Pitch Black is a beautiful interior door color.
Farrow & Ball Pitch Black via Smitten Studio
Benjamin Moore Black Beauty has long been a popular interior and exterior door color because it’s so rich and classic.
Benjamin Moore Black Beauty via Massucco Warner Miller
When it comes to choosing just the right blacks either for walls, cabinetry or interior/exterior doors, look at the undertones in your space. For example, if you have warm oak floors, choose a black that has a little brown/gray in the base like Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron. If you have a lot of shades of blue in your space, choose a black with a blue or gray undertone like Sherwin-Williams Inkwell.
Are you inspired to paint something in your black? I know I am!
If you’re interested in checking out more amazing and versatile paint colors, you can find my favorite’s on my blog here. Also, if you want to see some of the most popular door colors, you can find the best sellers also on my blog here.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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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.