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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?

โ™ฅ KC.


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    Rebecca Braid

    March 27, 2017

    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

    Looks amazing!

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    Sharon Grant

    March 27, 2017

    Love it

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    March 27, 2017

    What a difference! Love it๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•

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    Sue Reilly

    March 27, 2017

    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

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

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    Melinda Drummond

    March 27, 2017

    Looks awesome Katrina!

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    Karen Willems

    March 27, 2017

    This looks perfect

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    Leonie Hackett

    March 27, 2017

    Love it

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    Marguerite Kate McCormick

    March 27, 2017

    Looks great Katrina

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    Terry Julie Simmonds

    March 27, 2017

    Looks amazing, love that print too!

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    Clare Kinsey

    March 27, 2017

    Love it!!

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    Kim Elliott

    March 27, 2017

    Looks fabulous Katrina & love the print . Well done โœ…

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    Kerry Closter

    March 27, 2017

    Wow love it, gorgeous print goes well.

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    March 27, 2017

    Looks fantastic!!!

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    Deb Rudd

    March 27, 2017

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

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    March 27, 2017

    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

    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

    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..