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« on: August 23, 2007 06:33:50 PM »

Right now, my bedroom walls are bright green and I'm in love with them. But I want to paint some of the walls black.
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That's how it would end up if I painted it. The room itself (minus the small part sticking out at the top) is about 10x10 sq ft.

-Would it make the room appear smaller/larger/longer/narrower?
-Anyone have experience with black paint or know any other posts on here that you could refer me to?
-What kind of gloss should I get? (Eggshell, satin, etc.?)
-How much paint? (Total... the area covered would be 15x15 feet at the MAX)

I want to TRY to do this for next Friday (the 31st) so please, post back soon if you can! Any tips would be appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 09:08:17 AM »

Yes, dark colors tend to make a room look smaller.

For paint, get a gallon, because you'll likely have to put on a couple of coats. For the finish, I always do dark colors on walls in flat, because I can't stand the shiny wet look. When walls are shiny, then all you see is the light reflecting off of it, and you don't see the color - but flat makes the color all you see, and flaws in the wall surface are not so glaring.

Take your time with the edges - with such contrasting colors, you will want those lines absolutely straight. Have fun!

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 05:02:59 PM »

Yay black paint! Black walls are really, really stunning.
It is going to stretch your space out- your room might feel less square and more rectangular, which can be to your advantage if it normally feels like a box. I agree with the previous poster, but I would say go with an eggshell finish if your walls are textured rather than smooth- it's shiny enough to show texture, but not *too* shiny.

I have a black wall behind my bed and I totally love it! Good luck to you!!
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