Thursday, April 29, 2010

Black walls

The walls in my home are painted in white and I remember pouring over all the different whites before finding that perfect shade. My latest attraction has been black walls though. I'm not sure I can make it work in my home but it is nice to look at don't you think?

This photo is by the lovely Victoria of sfgirlbybay. She is working on creating a little breakfast nook, just off from the kitchen and this is a teaser photo she posted showing her progress. She used chalkboard paint for the black wall and I love the way it almost looks as though it is almost glowing from within. The other reason I am attracted to this photo is because of her black painted bentwood chairs. I really should get moving on mine.

I can't wait to see more of her home. To read about her progress see here. Thank you Victoria for allowing me to share.

(Image sfgirlbybay)


  1. love all your pics, especially of your home. Curious to know what white you did settle on?

  2. Black walls are my favorite. I have had one in my past two houses. I use chalkboard paint as well because it is the perfect black. It's very tempting but we don't write on it because then you lose the perfect blackness :)

  3. so glad you posted. i love to follow the progress of one's beautiful home.

  4. Black walls are amazing.. I just had 2 walls in my room painted with black and white stripes and they look amazing! I'd totally have a black wall somewhere in my house ^^

  5. Oh so very pretty, but I think what makes it work are the awesome molding at the top and bottom. Because they are such a bright white they help to make it not feel overwhelmingly dark. And I'm a fan of the chalkboard paint too...it does have this lightness about it. The only downside is that if you write on it then it will never be that perfect palette of black ever again, no matter how hard you scrub. But still awesome!

  6. I've been seeing lots of black walls look rather striking in bright and airy spaces. I have an entire wall in my office coated with black chalkboard paint. I can't wait to wear it in.

  7. So true - I don't think I could write on it. It looks good as is.

    Sparrow Bee Designs - Thank you, my walls are in 1/2 strength Dulux China White.

  8. I love light airy spaces but I have been attracted to black a lot lately too. I love the black wall but would never convince my DH to agree to it. But he has agreed to paint our white bedroom furniture black- very soon. With coffee coloured walls:)

  9. I painted a wall in my bedroom black using Dulux Black (how original!) and I love the way it looks behind my white painted indian screen used for the bedhead. Go for it I say.

  10. Love it! Don't know if I will ever have the guts to use it too... although, living in rental houses might help... it's not forever :)
    By the way, I just recently discovered your blog & I'm definitely in love with it!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!
    Bisous from Versailles, France,

  11. thanks! I found that "starburst doily" in Target today, thanks for the inspiration. :-) Roseanne

  12. Black walls are definitely sexy when used sparingly I think. I reckon you could go with a dark wall in your home, but not black, maybe a verrrry deep navy blue instead? Maybe Maximus (in the fandeck, page 7) or Dark Door (page 6) by Dulux? Love reading your blog :)

    See you in class! x

  13. I too love Victoria's blog and can't wait to see what she does in her new home. I don't think I'd be brave enough to ever paint a wall black but I think the effect is stunning.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment, Viv xx







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