We get so many requests for paint colors that we decided to dedicate an entire blog post to this topic. Today we are diving into our tried and true DARK colors and will share images from past projects. While I will always be a light & bright girl at heart, I enjoy incorporating dark accent colors with the right aesthetic and when the room calls for it. When I think of dark paint colors, the words moody, modern and deep come to mind. If that sounds like a good fit for your home, then you've come to the right place. Let's dive right in!

1. Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore. Out of all the dark colors, this is probably the one we use the most often. We've used it on exterior doors, built-ins, walls, kitchen islands, vertical shiplap... you name it. It's that good! It is a true charcoal shade that looks oh-so-good in a water based paint.

Cheating Heart on built-in & shiplap in flat, water based paint from our Firewheel Project.

Cheating Heart on island in satin finish.

2. Soot by Benjamin Moore. This is such a great color! It can look almost blue depending on the lighting. We have used it on islands and built-ins, and even recently painted an entire home exterior in this color. I'm all about it!

Soot on exterior in satin finish.

3. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. This is a classic, true, rich blue shade. I almost consider it a neutral color, as it goes with pretty much everything!

Hale Navy on lower cabinetry in satin finish from our Rangewood Project.

That is all for now! Stay tuned for more paint colors and projects in the near future.




Born and raised in Southern California, interior designer, Laura Christian gathers a great deal of inspiration from those beautiful coasts of sunny California. Known for their classic, collected, laid-back style, her and her husband Josh opened a Flower Mound based interior design firm where they could bring that touch of California to Texas. Laura loves translating that light and bright, classic aesthetic throughout her work and assisting all of her clients to Live Beautifully. 


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