6 Things to Paint Black Today

updated Apr 7, 2023
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There’s a reason black is a classic: it’s dark, it’s beautiful, it matches with almost everything. And it’s a great way to add a little contrast, drama and depth to an interior that needs a little extra pizazz. Here are six weekend painting projects that will add a little bit of black — and a whole lot of style — to your home.

1. Your Stairs.

For a dramatic entryway, paint just the railing, or just the stairs, or both for a little extra impact like the one shown here by @kersaintcobb.

(Image credit: Manhattan Nest)

2. Your Doors

Add instant class to any space, without the trouble of painting a whole room.

Credit: Minette Hand

3. Your Bathtub

If you have an old cast iron tub, painting the outside is a great way to refresh your bathroom without remodeling.

4. Your Kitchen Cabinets

Try just the upper cabinets, just the lower cabinets (the two-tone look is in) or go for broke and paint them all.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

5. Your Ceiling

Painting your ceiling black is a bold choice that can make a large room seem cozier, and will make any room much more dramatic.

6. Your Bookcase

If you love your bookcases, painting them black like the one shown here by @proglopaints is a great way to set them off — and draw attention to all those lovely volumes.

Re-edited from a post 4.4.16-NT