Trend Alert: Black Feature Walls

We are seeing a huge surge in interest and popularity for Black Feature Walls! A real feature in any home is embracing darker colors. There are many ways you can use black and other dark shades to your advantage in your home. We love making a statement with black feature walls! Let’s take a closer look!

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Why we love it!

We love Black Accent Walls because they create a crisp contrast between other surfaces that therefore adds sophistication to any space! If you’re looking for a way to add interest, a black feature wall will definitely do just that. PLUS – we love pairing dark colors with gold and vivid accents to give a new lease of life to a space. Dark doesn’t have to mean drab! 

How to use it. 

Luckily, with paint especially, you can apply this in many different ways to create a feature wall.

Creating a feature fireplace wall with black paint will definitely add more drama to the space. Or why not try some DIY wall paneling? This looks fantastic when painted black and really adds a statement to any living room, bedroom, or dining room. Always pair dark feature walls with striking metal finishes to really make them pop! Think chrome or polished brass.

Dark colors are great for adding into a space that you want to make feel more warm, cozy, and intimate. The crisp contrast adds a level of sophistication to the space too.

If you’re worried about using black paint on your walls, consider using textured wallpaper instead. This will still create a feature wall but will be softer to the eye because of the texture.

What to watch for.

There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of incorporating a black accent wall in your home.

.Painting a wall with black paint is relatively easy and straightforward to do. But what happens when trends change and you desire doing something else? You will need several coats of white paint to cover it up before applying the new color. Still committed to moving forward? Don’t forget to get your primer tinted. This will give you a good base to use for the new color.

Another thing to keep in mind is that dark colors can make a small room feel even smaller and cramped. This shouldn’t be a problem for larger rooms but still something to consider before plunging into a black feature wall.

Ways to make this trend last in your home

Adding a black feature wall to any room can feel daunting but there are ways you can make this trend last for many years.

First, carefully consider which room you’d like to add a feature wall to and examine what existing furniture pieces are in there that will need to work with the new dark feature wall. This could be the main wall in the living room, dining room, or behind the headboard in a bedroom. Remember to layer up in front of this wall with table lamps that have a bright metal finish and contrasting shade to the color of the feature wall. Or you could add a large mirror or series of wall prints to soften.

If you’re still unsure or feels too risky for your space – create a feature wall with black and white photography in black frames. 

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Black Crocodile Wallpaper

Add a real statement with this luxurious feeling black crocodile wallpaper! This is perfect for adding a dark feature wall without the difficulties of paint.

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Matte Black Paint

This non-toxic matte black paint is fantastic for using on your feature wall. You can even use this paint on a variety of different surfaces.

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Black Embossed Peel and Stick Wallpaper

If you’re looking to try this trend out at home – choose a peel and stick wallpaper like this one to trial the effect!

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