After much debate on colour, my husband (unwillingly) painted our front hall doors black (after I taped them off). We are not fans of painting, but for a job so small we persevered. I have seen some really nice accent doors on Pinterest and other blogs. I had posted a few shades of black on the FB page, a few weeks back and was warned about dirt showing up of them. I did a little research, and discovered choosing the correct sheen for the paint, will remedy this issue. After researching a few black colours that would work with the neutral monochromatic feel, I narrowed it down to 3 different shades. I tested the colours all in a satin finish on the door, to see what worked best in our lighting.
Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
This one came out more stark black and was almost shiny, even when the sample was in a satin finish. It was too dark for the other blacks and neutrals in our house.
Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore
Was originally the black I was going with. I thought it was a greyish black, but it is more a blackish grey, aka too light and too grey. I also considered that our powder room tile was a black not a grey, and I felt the doors beside the tile would look odd if they were not in the same hue.
Black Satin by Benjamin Moore
This is the colour we ended up going with. When we painted a swatch up on the wall, I felt it was the softest black. When I looked up the undertone for this colour it was a blue/grey which matches with the accent colour in the rest of our house.
The Winner: Black Satin by Benjamin Moore
Here are the front entry doors to the Garage and Front Door both painted in Black Satin, in a satin sheen. The front door is a simple builder grade door, that I added privacy sticker sheets to. I think it gives a lovely break from the white, what do you think?