Painting rooms black has become a lot more common than it used to be. And a black room can feel very cozy and warm and dramatic. But it can also end up feeling like a dark, uninviting cave.
I have to admit that I have a bit of an obsession with painting things black…so with all that experience, I have come up with some tips for decorating a black room that will help avoid “the cave”.
I have just finished decorating my home office / library with black paint, and I love it!
All of the doors and trim in the hallway leading up to the den are black. (If you want to learn how to create the “Chinoiserie” wall art, click here).
And I also painted my kitchen cabinets black. (Stay tuned for my upcoming kitchen makeover post to get more information about that).
I think my friends and family were a little concerned when I started on this black phase…I get a lot of “Aren’t you afraid it will be too dark?” questions. And a lot of people saying “I love the look but I would be too scared to try it in my own house”. So if you’re someone who would like to paint a room black, but hasn’t had the nerve to try it, hopefully this will help make it a little less scary 🙂
Keep reading to see my tips for decorating a black room.