Then it hit me...black. All of our furniture is white in there, and there isn't really a lot of wall space anyway. Most of it is doors, or bookshelves (which we will also paint black.)!!!
Like, duh. So obvious. Of course this is ooooolllld news. Let me tell you exactly what changed my mind from white to black. Jordan's room, and Jenny's living room. Lets analyze shall we?
Jordan went with Valspar's Dark Kettle Black. I like it, and if I am not mistaken, I think the ceiling is a pinkish wash. I plan to paint our ceilings 50% Opal by Benjamin Moore, its stunning. Here it is in full force. I found those images by googling the color after I fell hard for it at the paint store. Our ceiling is huge and we will certainly have to hire a painter for that, but I have been dying to paint it for ever.
I like how the walls recede, and that there is so much light. We have the same color (more or less) floors, the thing about wood floors is that they reflect light as well.
Ok, this shows our old bed, we have a new one now, white. But you get a sense of how large our ceiling is, its kind of like its own element and needs to be addressed. But see how there isn't much "wall space" so black would look hot. Those two white doors to bathroom, closet are being changed to oak next week, no stain, just waxed.
Ok, ew, lets move on from these photos. Oh, one more thing; the black will make the green in our patio really pop! Our bed btw.
Ok moving on to more black wall inspiration. You have probably already seen these...sorry to be so lame. These work b/c they have large windows, and a lot of white. I like how the windows are white in the below image, but I would probably have painted them black.
The room that started it all. You know there was some pretty weird sex going on in here...just saying.
Amazing black bookshelves. I am so doing this to our bookshelves. Tutorial on how to paint Ikea here.
As you can see, art looks amazing on black as well.
This image convinces me that my moulding should also be matte black.
My favorite black room of all time!
Jenny tells me that her living room is Farrow and Ball's Blue Black seen here. I already bought a sample pot, can't wait for it to arrive. Oh, and in case you are interested, this is the art going above the bed, huge, like 70 inches wide, on a black wall. I am actually so excited I could peepee!