This post on black trim interior ideas first appeared here back in 2014.
Hopefully this post will offer you a few answers and ideas.
Black Trim Interior Ideas
When should you consider using black trim in your home?
Consider adding black trim to your home when you’re looking to make your trim standout.
Black trim always looks chic if you already have several black design elements in the room.
This makes the overall design of the space look cohesive and intentional.
Of course you can always add a few black pieces once your trim is painted black to get the same effect.
Black trim gives your typical traditional finish a much more dramatic appeal.
I especially love how the black trim highlights the unusual door trim in this space.
It helps to draw the eye up (and see this beautiful pendant light.)
Imagine this neutral living room without the benefit of the contrasting black trim?
It would lack the same oomph to say the least!
Painting your interior doors black is a great design tip.
It’s unexpected and always looks great.
I could dedicate an entire post just to black painted doors, love them so much!
Especially a black front door, like the one in the image above.
The black Tudor style windows paired with the black ceiling beams and dark floors really sets this lovely room apart.
Interior Black Trim Paint Colors
These are the best (and most popular) black paint colors to use for your interior trim:
Benjamin Moore Jet Black
Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Benjamin Moore Soot
Farrow and Ball Off Black
Benjamin Moore Nightfall
Benjamin Moore Baby Seal Black
All of these colors come in handy Samplize self adhesive paint samples.
I always recommend using these Samplize adhesive paint samples.
The Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls or doors!
No messy paint cans and brushes to deal with!
If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here.
We had the trim in our powder room (featured below) painted a high gloss black for extra drama.
As you can see, this coordinates so nicely with the dark Lotus print wallpaper.
Black trim works best with white, cream or neutral walls.
While interior design rules are made to be broken, the truth is black painted trim usually looks best against a white or cream wall.
White walls and dark trim are always a winning combination.
Not to get too off topic here, but if you’re looking for some white and cream paint color ideas, be sure to check out these popular posts below:
- Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint Review
- Favorite white paint colors for the home
- Benjamin Moore Decorators White Paint Review
- The best cream wall paint colors
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint Review
- An expert’s advice on the best kitchen cabinet paint colors
- Benjamin Moore White OC -151 Paint Review
- The best white exterior paint colors for your home
- Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee Paint Review
And, it’s also worth noting, there’s an entire post dedicated to how much I love a black painted door!
How stunning are the black trim windows in this dining room?
As you can see, it really helps pull the black furniture in this predominantly black and white room together.
It’s also worth noting the crown molding here is white.
Black crown molding here would have made the room feel too heavy.
This is also shows – not all your trim needs to be the same color!
Have I convinced you to paint any of your interior trim black?
Hopefully you’ve gotten some great ideas on adding black painted trim to your home today.
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