Home Etc #148 | Black Walls?

Here’s a question for you.

It was prompted by last week’s Home Etc favourite — Karen from the blog Well I Guess This is Growing Up — who asked:

‘Would you consider black walls for a child’s bedroom?’

My swift answer — without thinking too hard about it — was YES! Absolutely.

I love dark walls; we have the ubiquitous Farrow and Ball ‘Down Pipe’ in a couple of rooms in our home — as well as an inky dark navy on the walls of our bedroom.

Home Etc | Our snug — darkest charcoal on the walls really makes the colours sing!
Our snug — darkest charcoal on the walls really makes the colours sing!
Dark walls in our snug. In some lights, it almost looks black. But makes the accessories — like the lamp on the wall — really stand out. Home Etc update.
In some lights, it almost looks black. But makes the accessories — like the lamp on the wall — really stand out.
Deep navy blue walls in a bedroom — very restful.
The walls in our bedroom are deep navy blue — very restful.

I sometimes find a darker shade far more restful than it’s paler counterpart.

But it was interesting reading Karen’s findings, via a poll she’d conducted, asking people their thoughts on black walls in kids’ rooms.

A lot of people seemed horrified!!

I’ve been planning on making over the twins’ nursery this year and black walls are a strong possibility — I still haven’t made firm plans, so don’t hold me to that — but I don’t understand why dark paint in a child’s room should cause such a hostile reaction.

Especially when it looks as sweet as this!

Home Etc | Black walls in a child's bedroom! See those colours pop!
Karen’s daughter’s bedroom. See those colours pop! | Image courtesy of Well I Guess This Is Growing Up

I think it makes colours sing and brights pop!

What are your thoughts? Would you paint a child’s room with black paint?

If you need to be convinced further, pop over and have a read of Karen’s post.

Well done Karen — you’re in the running to scoop next month’s voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley.

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

4 thoughts on “Home Etc #148 | Black Walls?

  1. I really love the concept of black walls in a nursery or child’s room – just not sure if I’d have the courage to commit! Please let us know if you go through with it!

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