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Paint It White -- or Paint It Black

Martha Stewart Living, September 2006

They may seem as different as night and day, but white or black paint -- applied to all of the furniture in one room -- can reinvent a space. The colors unite mismatched pieces that otherwise can't live together harmoniously. Both shades take the focus away from surface imperfections, making furnishings notable for their forms. Painting items white instantly cleans them up and lightens a room. Black lends a polished look.

Comments (4)

  • monika1968 29 Oct, 2012

    I would also like to know which of your colors I need to use to paint my dinning room furniture black in a matte finish with gold accents in the grooves

  • Tina2049 28 Jan, 2008

    What type of paint finish shoud I use on furniture? Tina

  • Batt 7 Jan, 2008

    What should you use to paint furniture black, making it look like the kind they are selling in stores???? Batt

  • tgbighair 2 Dec, 2007

    I did one room in my home all white and lots of texture,its really turned out well!
    Love the idea!