I’ve always wanted a black room. But, it never seemed to fit until we moved into this house. I know black might seem scary to some of you, but I’ll try to convince you that it’s cozy and warm—and not all that dark, if you pick the right shade and paint the right parts of your room.
I recently got a new paint deck from Clark + Kensington (available at Ace Hardware) and found my shade of black in the midst of the purples(!). It’s called “Little Black Dress” (how can you go wrong with that name?) and definitely has some purple undertones—in a good way. In fact, the first coat looked more navy than black.
The black has already made me want to spend more time in this room. Even without anything on the walls yet, it still feels cozy but not cave-like. A lot of that has to do with the fact that this room gets plenty of natural light, and I kept the ceiling and (most of the) trim white. More on my painting process coming in another post. . .
I used a satin finish (easy to wipe down!) and painted right over those pesky light switch plates. Hoping to put some bookcases in this room and eventually, some comfortable seating. . . Oh, and I also need to convince somebody in my house to play this piano.
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