Black paint can create intimate, inviting, and on-trend spaces that are perfect for escaping to at the end of a long day. Whether you're feeling bold enough to go all out, tempted by a new trim colour, or looking for an unexpected shade that combines the drama and dreaminess of black with hints of tint, there are many ways to use black paint to create a stylish and sophisticated space with an exciting atmosphere.
Black paint is often associated with darkness, mystery, and sophistication. However, it can also be used to create a sense of intimacy and warmth. The key is to choose the right shade of black and to use it in the right way.
If you want to create a truly intimate space, use a dark, rich black paint. This will create a sense of drama and mystery that is perfect for a bedroom or a study. You can also use black paint to create a focal point in a room. For example, you could paint one wall black or use black paint to highlight a fireplace or a piece of furniture.
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Farrow & Ball FAQ
Farrow and ball offer a rich range of pigments and titanium dioxide. This allows their paint to produce a high amount of light-reflection, so throughout the day as the level of the sun varies, so do the paints undertones. This gives their paints a much higher appeal than paints from the lower end of the market.
Modern Emulsion is best for high traffic areas such as hallways and childrens bedrooms etc. 7% Sheen
Estate Emulsion: Best for low traffic interiors.
Estate Eggshell is best for wood and metal. So kitchen cupboards, radiators, doors and banisters etc. 20% Sheen
Modern Eggshell: Best for skirting boards, picture rails, dado rails, doors, door frames and architraves, interior wooden windowsills, wooden window frames and even including including interior floors.
Full Gloss is perfect for areas where you want to make an impact, can be used on surfaces throughout a home or commercial building. It's reflective with a very high sheen.
Exterior Eggshell: Durable, breathable low sheen finish for exterior wood and metal. Lasts up to 6 years. 20% sheen.
Exterior Massonary: Durable, breathable, water-resistant super matt finish for exterior brick, render and concrete. Lasts up to 15 years. 2% sheen.
Specialist decoration of an old property
Casein Distemper: Specialist breathable very flat matt finish for low-traffic interior lime plaster walls and ceilings. 2% sheen.
Soft Distemper: Specialist finish for decorative interior ceilings and detailed plasterwork. 2% sheen.
Limewash: Traditional, highly breathable specialist finish for lime rendered exterior walls and interior lime plaster walls and ceilings. Professional application recommended. 2% sheen.
Farrow and ball paints are classed as Minimal or Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). This makes them greener and safer to use than most lower end paints, and as a result produces better air quality in the property where they are used.