A day in my life At Home DIY/How to Paint

A black wall in the living room

I painted a wall black. It’s nothing new or ground breaking in the world of design, but I am so happy with how it turned out. For little $$ I feel like I’ve transformed an entire space. People say oh that’s so brave, I don’t think I could do it… but I didn’t hesitate. It’s just paint and we all know paint is the easiest and most affordable way to make over a room. I told my husband I was doing it and he was all for it. He even cut in for me!

I’d been ummmming and ahhhing over black paint colours and even bought a few sample pots.

Black is like white – it can throw different tones! Some have brown, red, blue and charcoal. I just wanted BLACK. I also had this print below to go on the wall (it’s from NORSU)…

I decided on DULUX BLACK. No special tint. It’s the truest black.

I’m rapt! This was not the biggest change in the world, but the dramatic colour was enough to lift this room. It’s at the front of my house and will be the first room you see when you walk in. It’s a living room, but my kids hang in here too to play xBox and PlayStation.

I sit in here too, just to chill or talk on the phone. Bear thinks it’s his room too! He sits on the opposite couch and barks at everyone walking by.

Anyway, a simple change can make a huge difference. I am a big fan of using paint to create a space.

Would you paint a wall black?

♥ KC.

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    March 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Yes, ands can’t wait to in my new house!

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    Jenni Eyles
    March 27, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Looks fab! I’m mad for a black wall

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    Natalie Delaney
    March 27, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Oh wow it looks great!

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    Ros Hines Designs
    March 27, 2017 at 2:53 am

    A gorgeous dramatic statement, that I simply love.

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    Chrissie Taylor
    March 27, 2017 at 2:54 am

    ❤❤❤❤❤ it! A touch of elegance and/or classic feel to your room!!!

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    Robyn Purden
    March 27, 2017 at 2:54 am

    :-O Katrina you didn’t even have a drop sheet down, you are very brave lol Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Maria Stephenson
    March 27, 2017 at 2:55 am

    It looks amazing.

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    Sarah Jones
    March 27, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Love it! And your styling of that wall and in front!

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    Leah Comensoli
    March 27, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Love it!

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    Lisa Wood
    March 27, 2017 at 3:05 am


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    Amber Chandler Luckan
    March 27, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Yes, looks amazing!

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    Penelope Rachael
    March 27, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Wow looks fantastic

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    Julie Davis
    March 27, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I love it. Would love to do this I’m my theatre room but our couch is black too and would loose the couch because of the wall. It’s the only wall the couch can go on.

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    Mel Champion
    March 27, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Looks stunning!

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    Melissa Boswell-Happ
    March 27, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Love it, and love your lamp!

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    Priya McDonald
    March 27, 2017 at 3:34 am

    My sister painted the nursery for her baby boy black. It looks fabulous with some darker wooden furniture and lots of bright colours

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    Angela Melchers
    March 27, 2017 at 3:44 am

    I did my bedroom wall black & love it

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    Melanie Bee
    March 27, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Wow l think lm going to do the same… is it a flat back Katrina? I’m clueless when it comes to paint

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    Vivienne Russell
    March 27, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Love it! Looks amazing

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    Tracy Scott
    March 27, 2017 at 4:03 am


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    Rebecca Braid
    March 27, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Looks incredible! Love it love it… a whole new room. We had black in our central place and I believe it sometimes blends in just like white.

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    Kelly Exeter
    March 27, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Looks amazing!

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    Sharon Grant
    March 27, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Love it

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    March 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    What a difference! Love it😉💕

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    Sue Reilly
    March 27, 2017 at 4:40 am

    We did a charcoal wall where the tv is. Looks great. TV doesn’t take up the whole focus of the room.

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    Bec Ritchie
    March 27, 2017 at 4:50 am

    It will make colour in your decor pop!! Love it

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    Melinda Drummond
    March 27, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Looks awesome Katrina!

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    Karen Willems
    March 27, 2017 at 5:39 am

    This looks perfect

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    Leonie Hackett
    March 27, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Love it

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    Marguerite Kate McCormick
    March 27, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Looks great Katrina

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    Terry Julie Simmonds
    March 27, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Looks amazing, love that print too!

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    Clare Kinsey
    March 27, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Love it!!

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    Kim Elliott
    March 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Looks fabulous Katrina & love the print . Well done ✅

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    Kerry Closter
    March 27, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Wow love it, gorgeous print goes well.

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    March 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Looks fantastic!!!

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    Deb Rudd
    March 27, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Looks great! I’m also liking a really dark navy blue

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    March 27, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Love it, it really compliments the room. We just painted our whole theatre room in Dulux Namadji.

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    Jamie Cameron Towers
    March 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Even our dark feature wall is a dark grey, not black. I haven’t been that game to go that dark

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    Nasim Khan
    April 5, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Nice Post . My favourite color is also black. But I never thought of Black wall in living room. But Now am thinking that it will be good . Thanks for sharing such post..

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