Black Entryways

Last week, Lonnie and I went to an open house and we kind of fell in love.  It was a gorgeous 100 year old, 2 story craftsman with sooooo much potential. Sadly the house was already off the market, but I can’t get it out of my head.  It’s one of those houses that you see and you immediately start packing up your current home and move in all in your head.  I have wall colors and ideas picked out for almost every room in the house.  It’s definitely my “dream” home.  One of the best features of this house was a gorgeous entryway with beautiful wood work and leaded windows.  Living in a small house that definitely doesn’t have an entryway, this felt like a very grand and luxurious feature to have in a home.  So, while I’m moving into this fantasy home that has a real entryway, indulge me while a dream about being dramatic with paint and consider painting the entryway black.

Black might seem dark and dingy, but I found some really great examples of black paint done well. I love how dark paint colors highlight white trim and moldings.

So, what do you think? Too dark, too dramatic?  Or does it feel sophisticated and modern? I won’t be painting a room black anytime soon, but it’s fun to dream.  

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