Chalkboard Black Walls

There’s been a long time since chalkboard walls became an interior design trend and all of a sudden many people were lusting after black walls in their homes. Well it was about time for me to add my two cents to the entire thing. And let me tell you that I’m no different than those ‘many people’ I mentioned above. I love black walls and I love them even more if the black is achieved with chalkboard paint! And it’s not even necessary to have chalkboard walls for writing on them, in fact I like them more when they’re so perfectly clean and sharp, the sophisticated look of a wall covered with chalkboard paint says a lot about the modern and screaming style of the owner (all in a good way, of course). There’s something regal and absolutely breathtaking about chalkboard walls, right? And if you feel the limit is exceeded with chalkboard on all the walls then one chalkboard black wall will work perfectly good, giving the room a subtle and very appealing look.

the two pictures from above are glimpses at Victoria‘s San Francisco home

Even a bathroom looks stunning with chalkboard black walls! And what’s the most surprising is that none of the rooms feel dark, right? Seeing the inky black of a 3 coat chalkboard paint (they say that three coats of paint are the best for that perfect chalkboard wall) it’s quite unbelievable how airy and crisp the room feels! And as much as I adore everything white-cream-light neutrals, a black wall (or even 4 walls) speaks right to me at the moment!

*images sources: rue mag, poppytalk, apartment therapy, house and home, pepper design blog

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13 Responses to “Chalkboard Black Walls”

  1. Michelle from Holley & Gill
    11. Nov, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    You know there’s those blog posts where your heart skips a beat at the first shot and as you scroll you can’t contain it and hope it never ends… Well this is one of those times. J’adore!!

  2. Ludmila
    11. Nov, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    ha I know what you mean, Michelle!

  3. Will
    11. Nov, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Love Michelle’s comment as it’s so true, that feeling when you just get so excited by a blog post! Love that feeling. That cute ‘hello’ scrawl is adorable!

  4. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~
    11. Nov, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    YUP i love em!

    PS .. would like to invite you and all to come and ENTER to WIN FREE PHOTOGRAPHY HERE .. if your interested of course!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  5. Jess
    11. Nov, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    This is something I have wanted! *sigh* One day…… I love the umbrella!

  6. Christa aka Never teh Bride
    11. Nov, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    The thing people need to remember is that if you actually want to use the wall as a chalkboard, the wall needs to start out really smooth or you’ll need to do SO many coats and sand in between all of them. If it’s not smooth enough, it’s impossible to wipe clean with an eraser.

  7. Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    11. Nov, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    I have to agree with Christa. I love the *idea* of them but the execution is difficult. I do love large swathes of chalkboard paint though, in the right application. I’m loving this today: http://www.whipperberry.com/2010/11/tutorial-chalkboard-menu.html

  8. victoria
    11. Nov, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    thanks so much for featuring my dining room. i do love this paint (rust oleum’s chalkboard black). it’s really nice and matte!

  9. simone leblanc
    11. Nov, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    That last shot is top die for with the bathroom ….

  10. Stacey
    12. Nov, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    I never tire of this! Love these, especially the last room!

  11. Brandi
    12. Nov, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    I so want a chalkboard wall in my home someday, and Victoria’s are some of my favorites. Her home is so gorgeous.

  12. Zandri
    15. Nov, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    I completely agree. In fact, I sang the praises of chalkboard paint used in children’s spaces just last week! There is something so strikingly beautiful about a black interior wall. Thanks for these.

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