Cross Over to the Dark Side
One of the design trends that has become very popular this year is a moody and dark color palette. We have seen through the 2017 paint colors from Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore that the darker jewel tones are making a comeback. When it comes to moody and deep paint colors, you can’t beat a rich black.
The key to having an onyx color on the walls is to break it up with light and bright colors around it. Whites and linens look amazing next to black. Choose a space that has a lot of windows to allow plenty of natural light to enter the room. If you are worried about using a dark color for the whole room, just paint it on an accent wall or above wainscoting. You can even stain your shiplap black to add some drama to a powder room. Built-ins look amazing painted in a black lacquered look as well. This effect really makes the content of your shelves pop. Black is a neutral color so as far as I’m concerned, there is no need to be afraid of the dark!
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