How to Use Black Paint in Your Tropical Oasis

My love affair with the color black runs deep. But how will that jive in Hawai’i? Simply put, because I love it…and it goes fabulously with white.

Remember my post about ‘so we live in Hawai’i, does that mean I need to decorate with blue and seashells’? Go check it out if you missed it!

To sum it up, you need to do YOU regardless of your location. My goal is to share ways to integrate the things YOU love while sprinkling in bits of your location’s nature and heritage that inspire you too.

Our Top 3 Black Paint Colors


Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is a rich, luxe hue perfect for making a statement. I love it on focal walls where you have light, colorful art to showcase or behind light, coastal furniture for contrast.

It’s also ah-mazing on doors (or trim, or fireplaces), as shown by Cottage Home Company via Home bunch.


Farrow and Ball Off-Black

Don’t be afraid to go dark in small spaces. I generally recommend taller ceiling heights and natural light for the ideal environment to do so, but trust your gut, try it out and see if it feels good to you.

When I came across this seaside cottage’s paneled walls using Farrow and Ball Off-Black, I certainly felt all kinds of good. Kudos to designer Heather Wells as featured in New England Home Magazine.