Do you have a tray ceiling in your master bedroom and you are wondering how you are going to paint it? Well, I too went looking for tray ceiling paint ideas and painting crown molding ideas and I didn’t find anything that looked interesting enough for me. That’s when I started to consider painting my trim black.
What are you thinking? Black crown molding? That’s what most people would say if I told them I just painted my crown molding in my master bedroom black. Well, it’s pretty much black. Technically, it’s charcoal, but it sure looks black most of the time. It’s only when the light hits it at certain times of the day that it looks charcoal. Black crown molding makes a major impact.
Why did you paint your crown molding black, you ask? Let me walk you through my thought process and show you my before pics.
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Before Painting Trim Black
Here’s what I had been living with for seven years.
This was my bedroom. Everything in it was the same color. The ceiling, the walls, the floor, the fireplace mantel, the fireplace tile, the fan – it was all brown. I’m sure you can relate because when you move in to a house, you get busy putting the rest of the house together and the master bedroom is the very last room you get to. You do your kids’ rooms, the living rooms, the dinning room, or whatever, but you don’t do anything to the master until everything else in the house is in place. Well, it only took me seven years to get to the master.
Choosing Wall Paint Color & Painting Trim Black
While I was dreaming of a new bedroom, I decided to try out some paint colors. I just painted them right on the wall, and then I didn’t do anything about it for months. So, I lived with paint on my walls.
I love a contrast, so I obviously considered a dark color for my walls. Ultimately, I didn’t think my bedroom had enough natural light to pull it off and I already have a black dinning room (check that out here) I really wanted to keep the walls light and bright, but I really wanted a contrast. That’s why I decided to paint the crown molding black. I just didn’t want to redo everything and end up back in the same spot – boring.
I researched tray ceiling paint ideas and like I said before, I didn’t find anything that really inspired me. Most people would paint their trim white or the same color as the ceiling. I knew I wanted a contrast and I was considering painting the trim darker than the wall. So, since I had recently finished a little redo in the bathroom across the hall and I wanted this area of my house to coordinate, I used the same paint from the bathroom cabinets on the crown molding and the fireplace. You can see that bathroom here.
Drum roll. Here’s the paint I used. Rust-oleum Chalked in Charcoal.
TRAY CEILING PAINT IDEAS: BLACK CROWN MOLDING
Yep. Chalk paint. On my crown molding. That’s what I did. I certainly had to talk my painter into painting my trim black. After he primed, he did two coats of the charcoal and one coat of the topcoat. He sure did. How’s that for painting crown molding ideas?
I got my contrast. Check it out. What do you think? Are you brave enough to try it?
In addition to painting the crown molding, I scraped the brown popcorn off of the ceiling, added orange peel texture, and painted the ceiling white. It was a huge transformation for this room.
If you have ever considered painting your trim black, do it. Go ahead and try this tray ceiling paint idea – paint your crown molding black. Black crown molding makes a major impact. It’s also one of the best tray ceiling paint ideas. That’s it. That’s all you need to do to create this look for yourself.
Check out other updates in this bedroom below:
Check out other black paint project including my living room ceiling here: