My interpretation of a feature wall as a teenager, was a sliding wardrobe in my bedroom covered in posters of my beloved heroes: The Verve, The Rolling Stones and The Stone Roses. I’d fill every inch of those doors, then spread the posters and magazine cut-outs to neighbouring walls, much to my mum’s dismay.
Nowadays my tastes have changed (although I am still partial to a framed poster or two) and a feature wall simply means adding a simple coat of contrasting paint to a wall. So, my friends, let’s discuss painting the walls black.
First up, I’m obsessed with this matte black finish. But as with everything, I like to wait and sit on ideas for a while before I jump in. I’ve found so much inspiration that I’m struggling to decide which room would benefit from this makeover the most, but seeing as the office could really do with one, I think that’s where we will begin. Although I’m seriously coveting the copper/black kitchen in the photograph above.
Here’s why you should paint your wall/s black, Rolling Stones style.
Black is ridiculously versatile. Add contrasting colours to make them pop (pink works really well), woods add warmth and whites help to achieve a modern and Scandinavian feel. It’s a no brainer.
Black adds drama, elegance and can be a neutral backdrop for displaying art and collections to your walls.
Oh this bathroom (another room on our list to makeover!). White is a great accent for black especially if you warm the room with plants and wooden accessories. The tiles on the wall and floor paired with the period details contrast really well with the contemporary bathroom suite.
I just want to hug this space so much. Maybe leave us alone for a minute…
I’m back! Those painted brick walls are something else. I do love our red brick kitchen feature wall but there’s something rather special about this. Something to think about if we ever refit the kitchen. Oh my.
The Scandi look. There’s a few things I love about this room. The shelves, the floor, the chair, the Mac computer (I can dream!) but overall it’s all about the one simple black wall. Maybe starting of small in one room might give us the confidence to do something special elsewhere? Now I just need to find the perfect matte paint and be brave!
Have you got a room painted black?