11 Best Black Paint Colors

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It’s no secret that I love a good shade of black. I’ve painted entire rooms, accent walls, and exteriors in different shades of black. Here’s a list of my favorite black paint colors for everything from walls and doors to exteriors and furniture.

Best black paint for walls

bedroom with black paint in valspar noir

Valspar Noir 4009-2

I use a lot of Valspar colors in my home and love how opaque they are. Noir is a gorgeous charcoal black paint that feels rich in eggshell but allows for some light reflection to keep things bright.

Valspar Noir 4009-2 >>

Farrow and Ball Off-Black No. 57

Farrow and Ball’s Off-Black is one of the most used black paints in interiors due to its softness.

It’s no secret that Farrow and Ball is known for beautiful paints.

But what’s the trick to getting these shades on a budget? Take a sample and get a hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot to get them color-matched!

Farrow and Ball Off-Black No. 57 >>

bedroom walls in benjamin moore soot black paint
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Benjamin Moore Soot 2129-20

Soot is a great grayish black paint for walls – I love a flatter finish paired with a darker, glossy trim like in this room!

Benjamin Moore Soot 2129-20 >>

Best black exterior paint

house exterior in benjamin moore french beret black paint
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Benjamin Moore French Beret 1610

French beret is a grayish black paint with blue undertones that looks great in a matte finish, like on this exterior.

Benjamin Moore French Beret 1610 >>

Best Black Paint Sherwin Williams Rock Bottom Black
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Sherwin Williams Rock Bottom SW 7062

Rock bottom is a deep green-black paint that looks great on exteriors. Pair it with a true black to show the depth in its tones.

Sherwin Williams Rock Bottom SW 7062 >>

Best Black Paint Farrow and Ball Rails Exterior Paint
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Farrow and Ball Railings No. 31

Railings is a soft black with blue undertones that looks great for a fresh take on a classic color scheme. Pair it with white trim to really make it pop!

Farrow and Ball Railings No. 31 >>

Best black paint for doors

exterior front door with sherwin williams tricorn black paint
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Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258

Tricorn black is one of richest, blackest blacks on the list. If you’re looking for a true, classic black – this black paint is what you’re looking for!

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258 >>

interior doors with benjamin moore onyx black paint
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Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10

Onyx is a warmer brown, making it a great black for interiors, and a glossy finish keeps it looking dark.

Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10 >>

Best black paint for kitchen cabinets

kitchen island with sherwin williams tricorn black paint
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Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258

Tricorn black shows up again as a favorite for cabinets! Like doors, it’s gorgeous in satin and semi-gloss finishes for a true, classic black paint.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258 >>

Best Black Paint Benjamin Moore Black Horizon Kitchen Cabinets
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Benjamin Moore Black Horizon 2132-30

Black Horizon is a deep black with blue undertones that looks gorgeous on both walls and cabinets.

Benjamin Moore Black Horizon 2132-30 >>

Best black paint for furniture

dresser with annie sloan athenian black paint
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Annie Sloan Athenian Black

Athenian black is true, deep black with a flat matte finish that makes it perfect for furniture. Add a coat of sealant to create a glossy shine.

Annie Sloan Athenian Black Chalk Paint >>

Best true blacks

A lot of the blacks featured here have been described as “soft blacks” or blacks with a blue, brown, or green undertone. But what about true blacks?

kitchen with farrow and ball pitch black paint
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Farrow and Ball Pitch Black No. 256

Farrow and Ball makes a strong statement with Pitch Black, stating that it’s “as pure a black as you can get and is strong and uncomplicated in all lights”.

Farrow and Ball Pitch Black No. 256

room with sherwin williams tricorn black paint
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Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258

Tricorn black is often seen in glossier fixtures or trim, but shines in this room as the black for walls and trim.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258 >>

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