I have seen many friends shy away from the thought of having rooms with black-painted walls. So much more the thought of having black interiors for the entirety of their homes. I can’t blame them since black can either make or break any room design – too little of it may seem out of place while too much black may seem suffocating. This is why most of them tend to just play it safe with the go-to neutrals. But if you’re here to read about bold wall paint design ideas and ace the black interiors game, then you’re in for a treat.

So how do we make black work for you? It only takes the right furniture or the right color combination! It’s important to plan everything before pushing through with your project to avoid troubles. Decide on the design you really want and visualize the outcome. Find pegs online and make sure that you’re 100% ready, physically,  mentally, and financially, to be in charge of the project. Here are some wall paint designs that can help you start off on the right foot.

Black Paint in Your Area

Don’t take black too seriously. Just have fun mixing and matching it with different shapes, colors, and home accessories. Here are few paint design ideas for your walls that are on the literal dark side of the spectrum but with a twist that can help you on your next home makeover. Take notes, DIYer!

Good as Gold


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Feel like a queen with the lavishly enticing colors of black and gold. Go for that dramatic appeal by decorating your black reading nook with gold embellishments like that golden vase or picture frame. This subtle addition can deliver modern minimalism and grandeur to a dark space.

Go Natural 

Black wall interior with natural light

Take advantage of the open spaces. Rooms with access to the outdoors would look wider when painted in black. “When you walk into that room in the daytime, your eye goes straight outside. Black stretches the perimeter. With black walls and a black carpet, everything floats and the room seems boundless.” says designer Windsor Smith.

Another thing you can do is to add indoor plants to make the space vibrant. Aside from brightening up your living space, it also takes care of your health by making sure you’re breathing in toxin-free air.

Woodn’t It Be Nice?

A touch of wood makes any space feel lighter. Yes, even your black walls. Wooden furniture and accents add that natural feel and harmonize the living space making it more intimate and closer to home.

Get into Shapes (and Colors)

Black interior with colorful furnishings

If black seems too bold for you, add striped pillows or a flashy carpet or paint your wall with minimal splashes of colors to keep the room from feeling too bleak. Be careful to not overpower the room with colors, though. You’d still want to keep the mysterious aura. You could also add texture to your space by hanging your favorite family photo or artwork on your wall. These elements liven up the room instantly.

Stay classy with the classics

Classic Black and White interior

You’ll never go wrong with this classic. Black and white can stand alone but in combination, they can make any room stand out. For that ageless style, try mixing your black interiors with white furniture or paint your walls half and half. The darker paint highlights the rest of the room making it an effective interior combination.

Feel the Black Magic with These Boysen Colors

Boysen Black Paint swatches

Pro-tip: If you ought to go full-on black, make sure that you’re sparing the ceiling from it. Let your room breathe by painting your ceiling white or any light colors. Lighting is also your friend when it comes to dark interiors. Place your lamps carefully and see your space brighten up!

If you’re still hesitating, try choosing just one area first to serve as an accent wall and then you can start from there. We have countless other home wall paint designs waiting for your visit, click here and explore.


Jess is a copywriter who brushes up on her paint knowledge daily. Together with Boysen professionals, she makes the technical stuff easier to digest. When she’s not writing, she searches the internet for the latest dessert bar.

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