Once a colour people shied away from when selecting paint colours, black is now being warmly embraced in classic, polished interiors.
But it can be tricky to pick the right black for your project—it can easily veer towards green or blue or grey. In some cases, a hint of another colour may be exactly what you want. In others, not so much. Always be sure to test a colour out in a space and different lights before committing.
To prove the point of testing colours and the importance of lighting, the above nine colours are those featured in the room settings shown. You might easily pass them over…until you see them in these rooms.
Also, consider finish or sheen. Some shades will seem softer in a matte finish, but you’ll really add punch and drama with a semi-gloss or gloss, especially on mouldings.
What’s your favourite black?