the best blacks to create classic, polished interiors

Once a colour people shied away from when selecting paint colours, black is now being warmly embraced in interiors.

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Cabinetry in Benjamin Moore, Wrought Iron 2124-10

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.

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mecc interiors’ favourite black paint colours

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.

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Consort Design | Farrow & Ball, Pitch Black 256

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.

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Sherwin-Williams, Tricorn Black SW 6258
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Benjamin Moore, Black Ink 2127-20 | via Elle Decor
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Shea McGee design | Sherwin-Williams, Black Magic SW 6991
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D&D Interiors | Benjamin Moore, Black Horizon 2132-30
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Farrow & Ball, Off Black 57 | via 47 park avenue
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Benjamin Moore, Onyx 2133-10
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Sherwin-Williams, Caviar SW 6990

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