don’t be afraid of the dark

Dark walls always seem to take a back seat to the light and airy white walls. We made a last minute decision to add black walls all throughout our home and I’m so glad we did. Originally I planned for a wall of tile behind this tub area, but the added costs and permanent feeling of tile made me rethink that decision. With paint, I knew we would save money on the budget and also I wouldn’t feel the guilt when I wanted a change in the years to come.

When using black or dark walls, it’s important to keep a nice balance and create contrast with other pieces. I have always loved black vanities, but those would likely get lost on the black wall. The white of the tub and vanity gives a great pop and a timeless classic style. When using dark paint colors, it’s helpful to have a space with lots of natural light to give your room an open feeling and not feel like a dungeon.

We went with floating vanities because I couldn’t find anything that felt tall enough for us (Brian and I are both 6ft tall). These vanities got installed a bit taller than I planned but now I LOVE that they are made for us and the kiddos can’t reach up that high!


Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Freestanding Airtub: Costco

Wall mounted floating vanities: Lowe’s

Sink faucet: Lowe’s

Wall sconce lighting: Lowe’s

Chandelier light: Lowe’s

Mirrors: IKEA

3 replies to “don’t be afraid of the dark

  1. Good morning sunshine this is soooooooooo. Beautiful. I love this y’all are so gifted thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing your post everyday every morning with my coffee after I have done read the good word from the Lord and a prayer and a devotion. Ur right at the top of my day. Love what all have done the colors is so beautiful You go girly I laughed so hard at Ron Martin when his wife say about your pantry that was so funny lol. But that sure was Amazing. Have a wonderful day sunshine love you all a d Thank you for all you do for our church ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😇😇😇🥰😇🥰

  2. I love it!!! I’ve been contemplating a black accent wall and now after reading this blog and looking at pictures, I can do it!!!

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