When we bought this house two years ago, the very first thing I knew I wanted to do was to paint the fireplace wall black. The fireplace is a gas insert that was placed strangely in the wall, with no surround of an kind. Painting the wall black will make the fireplace disappear but also create a focal wall.
Then we moved in and I chickened out. Or, rather, became completely indecisive. I know I would tell a client to do it, though I acknowledge that it is a risk. For me, the question is not one of color: though dramatic, black will make sense. The question is one of texture: paint is so flat, and while that look works for the architecture of the house, it is less in synch with my layered style, and black grasscloth is currently out of the budget.
So I pinned a million pins. There are a lot of black accent walls on pinterest. Here are some of the ones most convincing to me.
I will tell you this much: I bought a quart of black paint, a dragging brush, and some metallic glaze. I am thinking about painting the wall flat black then experimenting OFF the wall with different paint techniques for adding texture.
We'll see how this goes...!
Oh, P.S. I'll have a little giveaway tomorrow.