Many people are very cautious of using dark and moody paint colors in their homes. Dark colors often have negative connotations associated and homeowners steer clear of them for that reason. Over the last couple of years, we have seen more interest in darker colors, such as emerald and forest greens, deep navy blues, and deep rich burgundy reds.

Deep and darker colors can in fact create a high-end and luxurious look if chosen and used correctly. Don’t believe me? Check out my recent blog post on how to embrace dark colors in your home. This color also has the ability to create a moody interior depending on your style and goals for your space.

Black Magic by Sherwin Williams (SW6991) is a dark, warm black paint color that has a true black undertone. It is considered a neutral color that is most used for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. 

Black Magic is the perfect warm and dark neutral color that you can easily incorporate into your home. Today I will take you through how you can use this gorgeous paint color in your home and what other colors you can pair it with.


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How to Use Black Magic at Home…

Although using a dark paint color in your home feels daunting, it can actually bring spaces to life. Here are a few ways I recommend using Sherwin Williams Black Magic…

Create a bold and beautiful contrast when this paint color is used with a clean white color, such as Benjamin Moore White Dove or Sherwin Williams Snowbound (SW7004). Incorporating black and white elements in the space creates a sharp, modern, and fresh contrast. If you like using accent colors, then the combination of black and white tones form the perfect foundation for adding other colors too.

Contrary to thoughts from many homeowners, small rooms can handle bold colors like Sherwin Williams Black Magic. It’s a myth that small rooms must be decorated with light paint colors and finishes. You can even go one step further and paint the ceiling in Black Magic too! This will create a visual punch that’s unexpected.

The biggest tip for using bold and dark paint colors is to use good lighting as this helps to make it look more professional and thought through.

If you love being really brave with your home, consider painting your interior doors in Black Magic to make the biggest visual impact.

Sherwin Williams Black Magic Pairs Well With…

Black Magic pairs well with light neutral colors and other deep tones too. We love pairing this color with rich materials like velvet and other textures in a space to evoke emotion.

Use Black Magic as a feature wall to a neutral living area painted in Sherwin Williams Snowbound (SW7004). The combination of a warm light gray paint color with a deep black color creates the perfect contrast and foundation for a warm and cozy living area.

You can also go bold by pairing Black Magic with Sherwin Williams Anjou Pear (SW6381) – a warm and lively yellow. This combination will add energy and warmth to any interior.

A classic color for interiors right now is pale blue tones, such as Sherwin Williams Adrift (SW7608), that works harmoniously with Black Magic too! Particularly for the kitchen or bathrooms this combination will create a calm and relaxing space.

Black Magic works well with almost any color available because it’s a warm neutral base color. Build up from this color with tones and textures that resonate with you and your personal style.

What do you think of Sherwin Williams Black Magic paint color? Would you use this color in your home? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

Our Favorite Sherwin Williams Black Magic Inspired Accessories:

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Scandinavian Design

Aztec Style Black Pillows

We love this set of aztec style decorative pillows! The pattern adds a subtle boho and Scandinavian vibe.

Scandinavian Design Chairs

Black Pampas

Add a different layer of texture to your interior through these black pampas stems… Perfect for displaying in a colored vase of your choice.

Scandinavian Design

Velvet Decorative Pillows

Mix different textures of the Black Magic paint color to evoke emotion within the interior.

Scandinavian Design

Soft Knitted Blanket

This soft knitted throw blanket is perfect for any living room or bedroom that needs something warm and cozy to tie in the dark color.

Scandinavian Design Chairs

Marble Abstract Pillow

Create a cohesive living space by combing black, tones of yellow, silver and gray through these decorative pillows.

Scandinavian Design

Black and White Forest Wall Art Set

Wall art is a great way of adding color or interesting shots into your space. This forest set is perfect for bedrooms or living areas!

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