Looking to up the drama in your interiors? A go-to for daring designers and decorators, black paint provides an instant jolt and dose of some serious sophistication. And even if you're not ready to go full-volume with ebony walls, architectural accents like window sills and moldings (and don't forget furnishings!) can benefit from the deep hue to add intrigue to just about any room. We combed through our Rolodex of interior designers and color experts to collate 12 no-fail black paints.
"In a small room, my instinct is always to go jewellike. This dark peacock blue is one of my favorites, especially when it's on all of the millwork as well as the walls. A gloss finish makes it feel instantly grand. Add a drippy chandelier and a pair of chairs covered in platinum leather for martini sipping." —Heather Garrett
The Glidden® 2017 Color of the Year is Byzantine Blue! Chosen for its versatility and gender neutral properties, this bluish-purple paint color works well in any room of your home or in an exterior setting. Byzantine Blue is interesting because when paired with dark neutrals, it appears to be more grey. When partnered with whites, it appears more bluish-purple. Regardless of your pairings, this paint color is great for creating a space in which to re-focus your energy and balance your life.