Black paint can be super difficult. It takes the right amount of light (ie tons) as well as the right kind of light (ie not too diffused). Reflective factors like velvet, and bright colors like tons of white, all complement black paint.
As you can see in the below pinterest board, black paint can be used in a ton of different applications, from transitional to contemporary homes. Some of these rooms use a super high-gloss paint, while some are more matte.
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