Black is back! Black is making a comeback in home décor, and walls are no exception! So how do you take this trendy look and interpret in your own home without making it dark and dreary? To soften the bold look of black painted walls, we recommend adding pattern with wall stencils. Stenciled black walls are still inviting while being tempered with a bit of moodiness and mystery. Let’s check out these 9 DIY wall stencil projects that break the mold with bold… Warning: these black stenciled walls will make you regret your boring white walls:
Dare to dine in this jaw-dropping dining room? Creative Wall Designs turned this space into a show-stopper with our Elsabet Trellis Wall Stencil. This wall stencil is a dramatic design when stenciled in black and the off-centered oval shapes painted with a surprising spot of metallic shimmer. This pattern and paint combination definitely gives this dining room the look of Old Hollywood glam!
Doesn’t this space look deliciously decadent? Verdigreen Home put a spin on this accent wall by creating tone on tone black stripes by layering Dark Wax over Graphic Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Then they painted our Raj Trellis Indian Wall Stencil in gold and added French inspired furniture. Black walls, gold gilding, and French décor make up the perfect recipe for a luxe and glam room makeover!
Domestic Charm’s powder room makeover with the Persian Garden Damask wall stencil is a stencil stunner!! She chose a subtle tone-on-tone paint treatment in a not-so-predictable color: black. Stenciling in black satin paint over a flat black wall color creates a subtle shimmer of stenciled pattern. Dark colors can actually be used quite effectively in small spaces. It’s a chic neutral look that becomes the perfect backdrop for the bold green and gold accents, and the crisp white of the fixtures and baseboard molding provides a nice, bright contrast.
Classic patterns and colors always make such a striking yet timeless combination in home decor. Stencil Star Rachael Goddard used the classic trellis pattern of our Moorish Trellis Wall Stencil on all her entry walls. This cool black, white and silver color scheme is a very chic way to welcome guests, don’t you think?
Divine Rooms wanted to bring some personality to this accent wall, and knew that recessed panels were the way to go. However, these panels were still lacking the pizzazz that she was hoping for. She then turned to Royal Design Studio for help and found that wall stencils are the perfect way to draw attention and detail to the panels. Our Florentine Damask Wall Stencil was a great choice for this DIY project!
Joyce Frey did a remarkable job with this dining room makeover, giving the walls a glamorous black finish. To break up such a dramatic color, she opted for our Acanthus Trellis Wall Stencil and stenciled it in gold Royal Stencil Creme.
Jeidy Rios gave this living room a trendy makeover with its sleek design and color scheme. The purple and white décor goes perfectly with the black and silver accent wall. The stark contrasts are crisp and refreshing, while still looking elegant. To get this same look, use our Acanthus Trellis Wall Stencil and silver Royal Stencil Crème.
B-Creative is a huge fan of mixing color and pattern, especially when tasked with a dark accent wall! She created her own version of black paint with a mixture of Olive, Paris Grey, Graphite, and Emile Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. For a pop of pattern, she gave our Acanthus Trellis Wall Stencil depth and dimension with the help of our Smoked Oyster and Pearl Oyster Royal Stencil Cremes.
AKA Design wanted the rustic chic style for her new bedroom with a color scheme of moody black and deep gray with splashes of sunny yellow. This is a great styled space for lulling her to sleep as well as wishing her a good morning! For the accent wall, they chose our Moorish Trellis Wall Stencil to be stenciled in white over a dark black latex paint for a lot of drama and contrast. To complete the rustic chic look that they were going for, the industrial design of the trellis pattern was paired with a burlap banner, a reclaimed wood headboard, and crisp white bedding.
What better way to introduce your little one to the world than with nature inspired woodland patterns on an accent wall? Marissa Pratt created an allover tree wallpaper look our affordable Timberland Bonnie Christine Wall Stencil in this black and white nursery. This chic and traditional color scheme will also be appropriate for her son at any age, making the room budget friendly in short AND long run!
Are you thinking of stenciling a black accent wall? Along with our stencils, we highly recommend using our metallic Royal Stencil Cremes or matte Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to use for your contrasting stencil color. We’d love to see how your DIY stencil projects turn out! Email us at email@example.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio