Homeowners don't need to be in a state of hopelessness or despair to want to paint things black. In fact, the darkest hue can be quite an attractive neutral color.
Curbed named the 10 best black paints for a home's interior. The site asked designers for their choices and found paints from manufacturers such as Benjamin Moore, Dunn-Edwards, and Farrow & Ball.
The paints aren't necessarily 100 percent black; some colors are "off black," with undertones of brown, blue, and gray.
De Vargas notes that not all blacks are dark as night. One of her other favorites is Black Tie from Dunn-Edwards, a shade of gray-black. “This color is still light enough to not be too dark and goes with lots of different colors—royal blue, other shades of gray, and light pinks,” she says.