Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black or White?

When in doubt, I paint things black. One of my dearest friends (that has better taste than I do), paints everything white. Not sure which is right, if indeed there is a right or wrong, not that it really matters anyways considering there are people starving to death in the world. But since we just finished painting our bedroom french doors white, and then the next week we changed our minds and decided to paint them black...its got me thinking about such things.
Yes, we are still house touring around here...check out these photos with black inspiration and next time I'll show you what I have been brushing with black paint.

Photo: Traditional Home


Photo: Velvet and Linen

How about you? Do you paint in white or black?

Amy

19 comments:

The Starr Family said...

Black. Always. Furniture, Laundry room cupboards, consoles... all black. I think it has a feeling of sophistication, but still comfortable. For some reason, white screams I can't touch you (even though it looks beautiful).

Denise said...

Black, although I have tried to break out of my shell and do some white lately. My son told me I must be going through a goth phase after I painted our shutters black along with our front door, the desk in the family room...and my builder looked at me very strangley when I painted the french doors going out to our deck black on the inside!

The DG Family said...

Black. I think it has a clean look to it. We ripped up the carpet in our formal living room and painted the floor black. It looks great. Todd was a little unsure at first but pleasantly pleased with the results. Once I get it furnished and decorated I'll post pics.

Amy S. Norris said...

black.....and i am s.l.o.w.l.y getting my hubby to agree. he thinks all trim and such should be white, i don't agree with mainstream.

duchess said...

I'm always more comfortable going with black but I love, love, love all of the white I've seen going on in blogland. Maybe I'll try it soon.

Playing Sublimely said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun...those of you that have picks of your black or white...attach the link. Keep the comments coming :)!

Cathy said...

I am a black lover too! Can't wait to see what you have been up to!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Russ, Anna, Pepper and Vesper said...

Black!!!!! I remember reading somewhere in a design book in college that every room should have a touch of black. Well, I probably take that to the extreme and put too many black "touches" in each room. I am planning to paint my front door black once it warms up here and have black applainces, even though stainless is "cool!"

Cheryl said...

Hey....no blog here....just a lurker.....I would love to paint black or white....but have a hubby who thinks you just don't paint beautiful wood.....whether you are painting it black or white....whether it's trim, doors or furniture.....any of you ladies have some suggestions I can use to change his mind? Thanks. Cheryl

Playing Sublimely said...

Cheryl,
Photos, show him lots of photos :)...other ideas anyone???

The Fab Five said...

I would say black and anytime a friend of mine has an old piece that needs painting, I suggest black; however, here is an all white kind of girl: http://www.inthefunlane.com/

Shannon said...

I always go black too! :)

Shady Lady! said...

For years it was white, but I am on a black kick lately!

Sarah said...

White for sure! I love that torquose dress though! xxx

The Starr Family said...

For Cheryl above, I agree... show pics! This may be overkill, I tend to paint EVERYTHING black, but here are some ideas:

http://akstarrfamily.blogspot.com/2010/02/dining-redo-part-56.html

Amy S. Norris said...

awwww. just saw your comment. i am sewing tonight too, come over!

Between You and Me said...

so your comment on my post so I hopped over to "meet" you! I love blogland!

adding you to my bloglist...love what I've seen so far!!!

Jemsmom said...

Hello there!!! I have always painted things white, but am moving into the black zone and can't wait to paint something black! We are having a built in done and I want to paint it black, but my husband is not going for it, so I may have to start small!

Karin Katherine said...

White...Its so funny how that goes...With four kids I should have chosen black! LOL

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