Monday, July 16, 2012

Black as the "New Black"...


I was going thru my photo library today and realized that I have a lot of images of black rooms...Is black the new black?






chalkboard wall in my kitchen...



 black walls look so good with neon colors...



here are a couple of my rules for painting a wall black...

1.  Use flat paint when painting a wall (hides imperfections)
2.  Use semi-gloss when painting doors or a bathroom (easy to clean and won't wear quickly)
3.  Use a high-gloss when painting cabinets...(easy to clean)



9 comments :

  1. Great rooms...my favorite is the second one with the oversized, framed artwork. Love it!

    I've never considered black paint, but, hmmmm, I actually could be tempted after seeing this.

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  2. I just painted my kitchen black, totally love it. I have a humongous 5 ft. X 3ft. crazy color world map on one wall, and a ton of misc. pictures on the other. Plus my cupboards are black. Kind of like the antithesis to all of the white-wall-with-color you see everywhere. I love that look too, but the black is so fun and edgy- and less people do it!

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    1. Hey Jess...Do you have pics of your kitchen on your blog? I'd love to see it...sounds cool.

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    2. Not really, I did post one of the map so people could see how it looks, and also a really messy one of the black and white striped wall in the kitchen, but not the all black walls. I hope to soon, we just got back from a 100 mile canoe trip in Montana and now all my babies have Hand, Foot and Mouth virus. :( I'll leave a comment for you when I do and then you can peek!

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    3. Oh man, you have your hands full...I wish your kids a speedy recovery...

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  3. I love black rooms, I've been debating on painting a wall in my "tv room" chalkboard paint black...its just a small bedroom with the small red expedit Ikea bookshelf and futon right now. I just might do it. I'll have to take a look at your kitchen again to make the commitment. lol

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    1. Armanda,

      ...I have seen your space and you are totally brave enough for the black wall...go for it...

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  4. I adore a black wall or room.

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