28 Black Wall Paint Ideas

Black walls: it seems like people either love them or hate them. A black wall interior is certainly a bold design choice and not for everyone. Black walls command attention in the most dramatic of ways. They absorb a lot of natural light, so be sure to include adequate artificial lighting in the room. If you don’t want to paint an entire room black, you can certainly test the waters with an accent wall, or keep the ceiling white.

If you love dark and moody interior design, then you should consider painting the walls black! Read below to see several awesome examples of beautiful black-walled interior styling and our best tips for making it work in your home.

1. Pair black walls with deep green hues in the furniture

2. Paint a brick wall black for texture

3. Add lots of house plants to give life to the room

Black Wall Interior add lots of house plants
Elle Magazine

4. Add eclectic and colorful decor to give the room more of a fun feeling

5. Use the black wall as a canvas for a floral wall mural

Black Wall Interior canvas for a floral wall mural
Diana Watson

6. Make sure the space is open, preferably with tall ceilings

Black Wall Interior open space with tall ceilings
Entrance Makleri

7. If the space is smaller, pair the walls with a cream furniture and decor palette

Black Wall Interior cream palette
Lisa Petrole

8. Add oversized art to make the wall less bold

Black Wall Interior oversized art
Mark Cunningham

9. Cheetah print goes great with black walls

Black Wall Interior oversized art cheetah chair
The Makerista

10. Add gold shelving

11. Decorate with gold accents

Black Wall Interior add gold accents
Tommy Smythe for House and Home

12. Balance out the black with a blush pink rug and pillows

Black Wall Interior blush pink rug

13. Play with chandeliers for light and moulding designs for texture

14. A mustard yellow sofa stands out against black

15. Add neutral and white artwork to balance the darkness

16. Include the fireplace when painting the wall black

17. Go with a white ceiling!

18. Try a black accent wall next to a white wall

Black Wall Interior accent wall next to white brick wall
Tamara Magel / Rikki Snyder

19. Use striped tiling on the floor

20. Bring in some solid turquoise furniture

Black Wall Interior solid turquoise furniture

21. Coordinate black walls with a chic black headboard

Black Wall Interior coordinate black headboard
Lena Proudlock

22. Paint the walls black in a room with large windows and lots of light

23. Add a comfy brown leather chair

24. Use the black wall as a chalkboard

Black Wall Interior as a chalkboard

25. Add depth with empty black frames

26. Incorporate dark maroon furniture and art into the space

27. Add a pink velvet sofa

Black Wall Interior pink velvet sofa
47 Park Avenue

28. Brighten and expand the space with mirrors

As you can see, black walls can work in a variety of spaces, from living rooms, to bathrooms to bedrooms and everywhere in between. Have you incorporated a black wall into your home? What worked and what didn’t?

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  1. Trying to locate the floral wallpaper shown in the beautiful photo of the black dinning room. Is this wallpaper available to order. Which company is either carrying or produces this product.
    Thank you for any help you can provide me with.

  2. We have a black and orange bedroom for a SF Giants baseball theme. It was great for our son’s room, but time for a more grown up room now.

  3. What a beautiful thought! The approach to planning to decor your house simply magnificent. I Love it.

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