Sharing the very best black paint colour for your home projects… according to me. As well as 6 different projects I’ve used this paint for in the past few years.
Now I know ‘the best’ is a stretch… but for me, this one is totally true. I LOVE this black and thought it was time I put all the projects I’ve used it for in one place to show you how versatile this black paint is! I get asked all the time about the colour because online, it looks pretty grey instead of black. But I promise you, out of the can it looks black. And it’s the perfect black because it’s not SO dark, it has almost a chalky undertone to the black and no other weird colours shining through in different lights. All the different lights, because again… I’ve used this everywhere.
So what’s your favourite black paint colour, Colleen?
Broadway by Behr
We have 4 cans of this in our paint stash- interior semi gloss, outdoor matte, solid stain tinted this colour, and interior matte. My sister has exterior satin at her house as well… It truly is a favourite. I thought I’d share all the projects I’ve used it for here in one place as long as which type of paint I used for each project.
So let’s see it in action!
Here it is in all it’s glory- my primary bedroom is painted all black. By keeping the trim, doors, and ceiling white, then adding some white textiles, the black walls really feel cozy and inviting but not SO dark. This is an interior matte paint and I love how that looks on the modern picture frame moulding wall! You can see this black primary bedroom makeover here.
I also painted those DIY stump tables black, we used Broadway by Behr in a semi-gloss for durability and I love how the texture still shines through but the black on black in this little window area is so moody.
In the main area of my home, we’ve painted our patio doors black. I love the contrast this brings to our mostly white space. The colour is… you guessed it! Broadway by Behr and this one is a semi-gloss for durability as well. If I were to paint them again, I might go with an enamel paint like we did on our vanity because that has held up more than perfectly.
If we take a step outside onto my patio, you’ll see… more Broadway by Behr! We created a concrete wall cover when we first moved in here and painted the whole thing black. I love the texture and contrast this adds to our space while hiding the ugly cement retaining wall. This one is painted a Matte exterior finish.
Peek above this wall and you’ll find our kids playhouse… also in Broadway by Behr! For this one we chose to use a solid stain and you can read all about that in this post here. But the black paint fits so beautifully with all the lush greenery that shows off all summer long. The wood details add some warmth and really, it’s just so pretty back here.
When we were picking colours for my sister’s deck makeover, I didn’t push Broadway by Behr. Through a process of elimination, she chose it herself and I was definitely excited about the choice. It’s honestly such a good black. She chose it for her deck railing as well as all of her exterior trim on their cream coloured house.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing one paint colour in so many different applications. I always think it’s nice to get a feel for a colour in a space before deciding to use it. Sometimes the paint chips don’t do it justice, or other times there’s some wild undertones hiding in there.
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I love all paint upgrades in your home and you’ve motivated me and my husband to DIY paint walls in our all white wall home as well.
We are looking to paint our metal frame sliding doors on the inside and a few indoor walls. Since this our first DIY paint project I would love your insights as to which Sheen for each task and which Behr product (Dynasty, Marquee, Ultra, Premium plus) would you recommend.
Appreciate your response! Thank you!
Hi Radihika! I love the enamel paint in a satin for metal doors! Indoor walls I’d go with an eggshell for wipability :)
I Love The black! But I have to know what your floors are!? LPV? And color?
We got it from Complete Floors in Kamloops! Here’s the details: Supplier – Golden Moulding, Product Line – Mega Plank and color is White Oak