So I took my own advice last week about taking risks and did something I’ve been thinking about for a while now.
I painted our upstairs hallway black. I had some leftover paint from a black and white striped powder room we painted over a year ago and one Sunday afternoon I just started rolling on the paint. That’s one way to get motivated on a painting project you’d like to finish- just start rolling, haha! Once you start, you can’t go back!
Its not a huge hallway and has five doorways and a closet- all trimmed in white. There’s also a big window. I felt like for all these reasons it could really handle the black. It’s also open to downstairs and with the new gallery wall going up the stairs, I didn’t want to have to hang anything on the walls that would compete. The black is now interesting enough that I feel like I can leave the walls blank (except for the Ikea wire with some instagram prints on it- leaving that).
Here’s the view looking through to our little “library” and playroom. I just love all the contrast.
I have to admit it felt a little crazy at first to have black walls but once we finished it I was completely in love. It has transformed how the upstairs looks and I love not feeling like I need to hang anything on the wall. I’m a sucker for contrast in all forms and black and white is just so classic, you just can never go wrong with it in my opinion.
Thanks so much for reading, hope you’re having a great week!