Black is Back!

Black is Back!

The color black has been steadily trending on the design scene. From dramatic touches of the dark color to entire rooms blanketed in it, black is back and it looks like it’s sticking around! One of the latest trends we’re seeing with black is using it to paint interior trim and doors. And we’re liking it…

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Dark trim gives a room depth and adds a sophisticated touch. Of course, there is a right and a wrong way to incorporate this trend into your home. recommends,

“For the most lustery sheen, use a high-gloss oil paint and apply it with a sponge roller for a smooth finish. Latex is fine for lower sheens, but even coating it with glossy polyurethane will not achieve the same luscious look as oil paint. Remember, high-gloss or low-sheen, paired with white walls, black casework is a perfect example of a timeless classic for the home.”

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Black window trim can frame a stunning view...

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A black door can add visual weight to a space...

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And black interior trim touches can balance a monochromatic room...

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There are no rules saying that once you starting painting doors or trim black that you have to paint them all black. Black interior trim or doors are meant to highlight the overall design of a room – use black trim just enough to make a statement but stop just short of making it the focal point of the room. And keep in mind other black elements in the room – you want your space to be glam not gloomy.

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