How to Paint a Bedroom Black and White

It may be a daunting prospect for some of you, but black in the bedroom is in vogue right now, so how will you paint your bedroom black and white to make an awesome bedroom? Should the colors or shades be matched evenly to create balance, or is there a necessity that either black or white becomes the dominant shade?

In this article, we will explain how to achieve the perfect black and white bedroom for your home without creating something less than desirable. 

Let's get into it and learn if you need a theme for a bedroom before commencing or do you just take the plunge and more such as:

  • How to paint thin line geometric patterns.
  • Create a mural and be unique.

Balancing ratios

Before we get into it, it's worth touching on balancing color ratios. If you paint your room black and it's small, it's going to feel much smaller than its dimensions, and you may need to repaint it. Similarly, if you go with all white, you have missed the premise of painting an awesome black and white bedroom.

Start with a 50/50 ratio, if the bedroom is big, you could use a larger black-to-white ratio and still maintain the desired appearance you are designing. Get to understand the scale of the bedroom and adjust the ratios of color accordingly.

1. Black accent wall

Take the safe route if you are lacking inspiration or the time to become involved in intricate decorating skills. Accent walls are the route of least resistance and, to be honest possible the best route to take when introducing black into your bedroom.

White or ivory walls will create a harmonious balance in the bedroom, making them feel like something more than a monochrome two-dimensional space.  You can add texture with soft furnishings and introduce some tones of gray and deep blue to compliment and contrast with the black accent wall.

How to create this look?

Painting the wall that the bed is placed against, it is traditionally understood that this is the best accent wall and will provide the best visual experience.

For soft furnishings keep the dark theme going as much as possible.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 3.

Painting a black accent wall is easy, but you will need to prepare that wall and remove defects and anomalies that could cause the black paint to throw shadows and not look as splendid as it should.

2. Geometric patterns

Black paint on an accent wall can look awesome on its own but add some design and you can make a spectacular bedroom. Add geometric spades using masking tape, the thin lines interrupt the depth of the black to create these crazy paved simulations. 

Wall-mounted rosewood bedside tables and bookshelf contrast the black paint in a masterful way in conjunction with the lighting system.

How to create this look?

The use of fine line masking tape in perfect geometric shapes is an artful design that brings another dimension to the already handsome black wall.

Smart wood furniture fixed in a floating method adds ambiance and contrast together with the soft tones of the bedding.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 7.

Use a high-quality masking tape when marking the geometric lines to prevent paint from creeping under the paint, Paint in layers not overloading the roller with each coat of black paint. 

Remove the masking tape when the black paint is completely dry and in a gently teasing manner.

3. Slatted wall

It is so easy to paint an accent wall in black, it's almost child's play but adding decor design to your bedroom is a different story that requires imagination and the ability to think out of the box.

Adding some simple wood slats to a wall in repeating patterns will look tremendous and add some design interest to your accent wall. 

When you paint the slatted wall black the whole ambiance of the bedroom will change as you have added a further dimension of shadows to the wall. It's an incredible look and should be considered by those of you who like design.

How to create this look?

Adding wood slats to your accent wall is relatively easy and requires only a few tools. When painted the wall will take on a different aspect from the basic flat wall.

Keep the other walls white for a sharp contrast in your bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 9.

If you have flat walls it's an easy project to undertake. Make a spacing block to make your centers the same for an even look.

4. Create a black and white mural

Decor should be about design and fun and what better way than to break the mold from traditional designs for your bedroom and make a black and white mural? It's hard to deny it's an awesome accent wall.

Keep the random patterns coming, it's artful and masterfully creative at the same time as being an awesome way to create a custom-designed black and white bedroom.

How to create this look?

Use a big brush and lots of white paint, and keep a theme going for the patterns otherwise it's random shapes painted on a bedroom wall.

The wood adds to the bedroom with its natural tones and green foliage with black is an inspiring combination of colors.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is an 8.

There may be more skill than meets the eye, but it's fun, and you have nothing to lose. Decide on the random strokes before starting the mural and avoid too much paint on the brush to prevent white paint runs.

Black and white bedrooms

It's trendy, it's awesome, and if you get it right, you will have an awesome bedroom. Think creatively if you have the time. 

Playing it safe with a black accent wall is an ideal way to dip your toe in the black and white bedroom pool.

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