Paint it black

I am getting ready to paint my dining room black this week.  Sounds simple enough.  I went to the paint store and found a paint chip of what I thought was black.  It was called Notre Dame.  It looked pretty black to me.  See for yourself here.   So I purchased a gallon.

But when I started to paint my wall, it didn’t look black enough.  It looked gray black, almost –no offense people at Benjamin Moore — like a dirty chalkboard.

So I did what any self-respecting goth would do.  I went back to the store and asked the kind folks to put more black in my “black” paint.  They tried — they put as much pure black as would fit in the can.

I went home and tried again.  But it still wasn’t black enough.   Meanwhile the people closest to me were becoming concerned with my obsession on the many shades of black.

I hate being wasteful, but I decided to start from scratch.  I figured that if I am going to paint my dining room black, it has to be the best black I can find.  So I went back to the store and looked at every available black paint chip.  And I found it.  The most perfect black paint ever — Black.

That’s right.  I don’t need Oynx or Wet Baby Seal Back or Midnight Thunder.  Just plain, old-fashioned Black.


~ by siouxsielaw on January 29, 2012.

5 Responses to “Paint it black”

  1. Great post. I can’t wait to see the finished result. Black is the new black, I guess.

  2. Oh, yeah. Can’t wait to paint my future house black one day…Black and white…and silver…*sigh* and every other room would have another of my favorite colors as well…Sapphire…emerald…pumpkin orange…violet…*dreamy sigh*…

  3. Wet Baby Seal Back sounds more like one of those metallic pseudo-blacks that car manufacturers pump out. I’d drive it.

  4. hell yeah! This comes under the heading of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Love it.

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