Black paint can give your home a modern or grounded feel — use it on trim, doors, windows, and walls.
The hardest part of painting your home black is choosing the specific color. Contrary to popular belief, not all shades of black are the same. The black paint you find at the home improvement store can range in intensity and have red, yellow, or blue undertones.
Benjamin Moore Onyx is a deep black paint, perfect for trim and doors. It’s one of Benjamin Moore’s best-selling colors and is a great backdrop for vibrant artwork.
Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black is one of the most popular shades of black among all paint brands. It’s a true black, making it neutral. It pairs will all colors and all undertones.
Behr Black Suede has warm undertones and is lighter than true black. Pair it with tan or beige walls, reds, yellows, and golds.
Pitch Black No. 256 by Farrow & Ball is a true black with a neutral undertone. It features Farrow & Ball’s signature chalky matte finish, which gives it an almost velvet-like appearance.
Edge of Black is a deep blue that looks black in certain lighting. It has a cool undertone, which means it pairs well with other cool colors such as lavender, blue, grays, and whites.
Valspar Dark Kettle Black 4011-2 paint color is a true black with a cool undertone. It’s part of Valspar’s Classic Collection and one of their most popular colors.
Black Magic is a dark black with warm undertones. Use it on accents or as a wall color paired with white trim and doors.
Clare Blackish paint color is a versatile, eco-friendly choice that isn’t overly dark. It’s more of an off-black. This self-priming paint has two finishes: eggshell for walls and semi-gloss for trim.
Black Elegance is a deep purple with a greige undertone. It looks black or purple depending on the lighting and pairs well with greige, taupe, and white.
Sherwin Williams’ Black Fox paint is a sophisticated black with a warm, greige undertone. It almost looks like a deep, dark brown and pairs well with other colors in the brown family.
Benjamin Moore’s Black Beauty is a luxurious black paint with subtle warm undertones. It’s a good choice if you have light wood flooring or other light-colored natural finishes throughout your space.
12. Behr Blackout
Behr’s Blackout N510-7 is a dark gray that’s almost black. It has a blue undertone and therefore coordinates with cool-toned colors.
Farrow & Ball’s Railings paint is a soft alternative to black, leaning towards a nuanced blue. Its full gloss finish is perfect for ironwork and draws attention to the front doors. In estate eggshell finish, it lends a relaxed touch.
14. PPG Black Flame
PPG’s Black Flame has a royal blue undertone, making it look black or blue, depending on the lighting. Pair it with bright white trim for a clean, high-contrast look.
Dunn Edwards Black Tie is a dark gray and part of the Cool Neutrals Collection. It works with almost all colors, including off-white, bright white, tans, and grays.
16. PPG Blackhearth
PPG’s Blackhearth paint is a dark shade with a raspberry undertone. Its complementary color is yellow, and it looks great with golds and whites.
Limousine Leather is one of Behr’s best black paint colors, with true black undertones. The paint features an LRV of 4, giving it a dark, rich hue. Behr Marquee’s Off White offsets the boldness of Limousine Leather, resulting in a harmonious balance.
Glidden’s Deep Onyx is a dark, cool black. It works as a primary wall hue or an accent, paired with white for a classic look. The color is also suitable for trims and doors.
Caviar is an intense shade of black. It’s a neutral that pairs with warm and crisp whites. You can also use it with grays to create a monochromatic color scheme.
Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron is a dark-toned paint color with deep blue undertones. It delivers a bold, daring statement on kitchen islands, cabinets, interior doors, or bathroom walls.