Why Black Paint Colors Are the New Gray

WhenĀ PPG Paints, announced that Black Flame was Color of the Year in 2018, they heralded a shift in how we think about black paint colors.

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Black Paint Front Door
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While interior colors have gravitated toward gray the last few years, color trends are now going darker. Black and darker color tones make us feel calm and comforted in a stressful world.

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Here’s Black Flame, a chalky, indigo take on black.

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If you’re hesitant of painting a whole room black, start with trim or doors.

Home Office with PPG Black Flame
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Black paint can function as a neutral color. Use it as an alternative to white.

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At this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, black was everywhere, including bathroom fixtures. Fixtures and accessories are a great way to add just a touch of this rich, dark color.

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Don’t be afraid to balance black with a bright hue.

Next time you’re considering going gray or another neutral tone, why not try pushing it one or two shades darker, toward an elegant-yet-cozy black.

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