HGTV's David Bromstad Has A Word Of Warning If You're Considering Black Paint

Choosing to paint your walls black doesn't necessarily mean you want a dark and gothic aesthetic. Perhaps, you have scuffs and other mistakes on your wall you'd like to hide, and you believe black is your best option. Maybe you want an all-black bedroom for its luxurious vibe. Whatever the case, though this is an intense color for your home, it has a lot of additional benefits you may not have thought about. According to Melanie Lissack Interiors, black paint can make photos, art, and other wall décor really pop. And if your space has a lot of cables and power chords that are annoying to look at, black paint will disguise them (as long as they're black, of course). 

Despite what you may have heard, black walls actually make a home feel cozy because it makes the room feel smaller, but you won't feel like you're being swallowed up by it. However, darker shades also have their downsides, and David Bromstad, from HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home," has a word of warning if you're considering black paint (via HGTV).

It's difficult to maintain

While you may think black paint is easy to maintain, Bromstad believes the opposite. He warns that black walls and floors show every fingerprint, scratch, and smudge, per HGTV. If you live in a household with children or pets, you understand the consistent mess they bring into your home. On the other hand, Bromstad says black trim actually disguises dust and hair. It's also less challenging to fix should it chip or wear away because touching up trim takes much less time and effort than repainting the entire wall.

All that being said, if light-colored walls don't work with your intended vibe, and you really want to paint your walls or floors black, just heed Bromstad's warning. If you have the time and energy to keep up with the high maintenance black paint requires, we say go for it! The best thing to do is keep the same black paint on hand should your walls need some touching up.