I’m all set to paint an outdoor bench for the front porch, and I’m considering a soft black for it. The hitch is I have never painted a bench a dark color so I’m hesitant. Hopefully this post will either propel me forward or help me rethink the choice. We all need a starting point to choose the best black color for a specific project. After all, black can read deep navy in certain light, and sometimes what we’re really after is an iron color with brown undertones or deep charcoal. So which black paint? Also, black is popular for kitchen cabinets these days, so let’s get inspired! Black Paint Colors to Sample for Your Project provides gorgeous colors to sample and kitchens to pin for reference.
Black Paint Colors to Sample for Your Project
Classic Black Kitchen With Herringbone Flooring
When you’re after a neutral, yet high contrast look for a kitchen, black may be just the right choice for your color story.
Don’t you love the custom range hood which is so suggestive of a fireplace in the space?
Chic Black Kitchen Feels Like a Room for Living
As kitchens grow in importance to our daily living, more of us are designing them to be living rooms rather than purely utilitarian places to cook or dine.
Black can be a crisp, chic, smart backdrop when you’re after a stylish look where art and luxurious lighting play starring roles.
Modern Farmhouse Style Kitchen
Black painted cupboards often impart formality, but when combined with more rustic design elements can feel crisply modern.
Note too how the kitchen above includes varying countertop materials: black on the island and white on the perimeter worktops.
Beadboard Details on Black Cabinets
While the kitchen below may be dark charcoal with blue undertones, it may be a soft black…it is not always clear due to photography and editing.
Bright White Walls Plus Black
Snowy white walls with black cabinetry and brass hardware have a Parisian feel in this beautiful kitchen with more rustic wood flooring.
What a smart wall mirror at the end of the hallway above! Almost reads like a window.
Deep Green-Black Kitchen Cabinetry
deVOL kitchens are always so impeccable in their timeless design and craftsmanship, and this kitchen’s deep, atmospheric cupboards will look just as relevant a decade from now.
Farrow & Ball Railings Black Kitchen
It has been a couple of years since I spotlighted Linda and Drew Scott’s honeymoon house kitchen which features Farrow & Ball colors Wevet and Railings.
In the same home, an unfussy modern farmhouse guest suite kitchen (created for frequent guest, Jonathan Scott) sings in black and white.
Railings (no. 31) is used on a paneled accent wall in this calm bedroom:
The paint color makes a strong statement in a cozy living space with fireplace and traditional style.
Warm Stone With Black in a Rustic Kitchen
If you love the warmth of a rustic kitchen with industrial details, black may be an option as a juxtaposing element with more rugged materials.
What a handsome, hard working space in the UK!
Black Stained Bespoke Kitchen Cabinetry
When wood cabinets receive an ebony stain, the subtlety of the wood grain shines through.
Two-toned Kitchen With Putty & Black
Here’s a color combination we see less often: putty and black.
Such a beautiful tonal look with all the stone!
Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black Paint
Here’s a deep black to sample when you’re after high drama.
Behr Broadway in a Kitchen & Bath
Sherwin Williams Carbonized Bath & Kitchen
When we renovated our son’s condo in 2020, we sampled several dark charcoal paint colors before arriving at SW Carbonized to tweak builder’s grade oak cabinetry in the baths and kitchen. I think the color has been discontinued, so try BEHR Broadway.
Carbonized can read black, charcoal, deep navy, or even brown-black depending on the time of day.
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Let me know if you have a tried and true, go-to black paint color to share!
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