January 5, 2013

My Black Bathroom.


I was bowled over when a girlfriend of mine painted all the rooms in her new house either really dark (black or charcoal or chocolate) or bright white. Meanwhile, our house, especially our downstairs, looks like the inside of a Crayola box. The kitchen is butternut, the dining room is lavender, the living room is robin's egg blue. We love it like this (although we have been dreaming of a DIY kitchen redo that we hope to tackle soon. Inspiration here and here.). It fits the vibe of our Craftsman-style bungalow, and the vibe of us. My biggest takeaway, though, from my girlfriend's fab house was how dope her uber dark downstairs bathroom was.

Since then the web has been tempting me with more fabulous black rooms. My favorite examples are this bathroom and this bedroom. So I picked a room--the smallest room in my house, our downstairs guest bath--and went for it. I had my mind set on either Benjamin Moore's "Mysterious" or "Graphite," but my hardware store that pimps Benjamin Moore was closed so I went to Home Depot instead and picked up a can of Behr's "Sled," very similar to "Graphite." Here's another bathroom painted the same color.

The finished room:


Would you paint a room black?

11 comments:

  1. aw it loks great!! i loveeee the shower curtain!

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  2. looks awesome. love it. and i love that shower curtain. yes, i would paint a room black. been wanting gray actually for a long time and black base boards and trims. but Will is not on board :(

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  3. Yes! I am loving black right now. I kinda want to paint the wall our bed is against black, just an accent wall.

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  4. I like it in your bathroom, but I don't know if I could have it anywhere bigger. I'm the kind of person that needs bright, airy spaces to feel happy and I think the dark would mess with my mood too much. But a bathroom is a good place for it since you don't spend much time there.

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  5. I would now! I never would have considered it but your bathroom and the bedroom you linked to are lovely.
    I am a big fan of your taste in home decor btw. Must actually make some use of my pinterest account and pin some of my favourites :)

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  6. I've seen a lot of black and white decors lately and I seem to fall for them.your curtain is so special and romantic.I might crochet something similar!

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  7. If I already didn't have a dozen other things to do to my house, I might consider painting my front bathroom black. Especially since I just bought that amazing black and white (ivory) shower curtain on ebay and since my den floor is black and white and since I want black tile counter tops in my kitchen . . . thinking . . .

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  8. looks awesome! I probably wouldn't do if for a room I was going to be in a lot at night time, ie, with artificial lights. It looks nice with the sun shining through the curtains, though...so pretty.

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  9. I would if it had enough natural light. I freaking love this makeover. Amazing!

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    1. thanks, Kara! And you're so right. I think natural light is the key. If it didn't have the window over the shower, I don't think the black would have worked in here.

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  10. LOVE IT. I am a big fan of painting walls dark colors with white trim. It lets your eyes focus and appreciate the accessories rather than the walls. I think they stand out more. I have not been on your blog in a while (I think you were about 6 months pregnant last I checked) and you been very busy! Your baby is beautiful, you daughter looks like she went through a growth spurt and also I like the striped porch (all comments in one place LOL) Great job!!

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