From Agreeable Gray to Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore: See the before and after paint transformation of my home office!
It's the perfect muted black! After an hour of searching Pinterest for paint color inspiration, I landed on Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore.
I knew I wanted something dark and bold, but going with traditional black seemed a little too harsh for my space. I tend to lean toward cooler tones, so I kept that in mind when hunting for my perfect paint color.
Up to this point, all the walls in my house were painted in Agreeable Gray. I'm all about taking risks and changing things up, so I decided it was time to add some accent colors and walls to my home. 😬
BEFORE (Agreeable Gray)
I was swaying back and forth between just painting the ceiling vs. the walls.... so naturally I landed on painting the ceiling AND the walls. 🤣
The painting process was fairly simple, thanks to these helpful products I came across:
- Roller Extension pole - Not having to stand on a stool while holding a tray of dark paint was key. I used this paired with a 9-inch roller.
- Pre-taped masking film - This made the monotonous task of covering everything up prior to painting sooo much easier and faster! A lot of the negative reviews were about how sticky the tape is... but that's literally the WHOLE POINT.
AFTER (Wrought Iron)
Isn't it amazing?! I imagined it would make the wall art stand out a little more, but it really makes it all POP.
I've always heard that adding dark colors can make a room feel smaller and more enclosed. I was a little nervous about choosing a dark, moody color because all the doors in the room (between the closets and the bathroom) already make it feel smaller than it is.
However, I think by painting the walls and the ceiling... it did just the opposite! The dark color actually creates a perception of depth and masks the fact that it is a smaller room.
I was surprised that paint this dark needed 2 coats to have full coverage, but I had 2 gallons ready to go so it was all good.
My favorite part is how the color varies depending on the angle and the amount of light coming in the room. In natural light, the paint looks like more of a charcoal gray color. With the floor lamp on it looks more navy, and at night it definitely looks black.
I am loving the results of this paint makeover and now I'm wondering which wall I should do next. 🤔
Overall, I think it's safe to say that Wrought Iron has definitely become my new go-to black paint color!