Would You Paint this Bathroom Vanity Cabinet?

This is the vanity in a small bathroom off of the living room in our new place. It's more than fine, totally serviceable and the cabinetry and countertop are new, so we don't plan on switching it out even though it's a bit more traditional than we would normally choose if we were doing the shopping. That said, we've got an idea about how to make it a bit less....expected.

We hung the large black framed mirror over the sink last weekend which we think adds some character without fighting the overall traditional feel of the room. Once we got it in place, we started thinking that adding some more black by redoing the cabinetry in a black painted finish might look sharp and less standard.

The floor tile, as you can see in the photos, is a raw tumbled green stone, laid in squares. The walls are a creamy off-white, but we are considering wallpaper for some point down the road.

What do you think? Give the black a try or leave well enough alone?

(Images: Janel Laban)

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