Sunday, June 11, 2017

My Favorite Mantels Painted in Dark Tones

Welcome friends!

I'm loving the contrast of black with whites and creams lately. When we first installed our antique fireplace I was certain that I wanted to paint it white to match the trim, but when it was finally in place, I completely switched gears to painting it dark. It isn't a total departure from what we have going on in the house (doors and other accents have been painted black), but I think it made it really stand out and be a focal point in our space.

Here are some fantastic inspiration pictures that show how gorgeous a dark mantel can truly be...





The glossy black brings a modern element to this space.

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I adore the deep navy of this one and the simplicity of the brass and flowers.

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Another blue mantel. The deep color highlights the pretty details...

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I love the modern lines on this example paired with the worn, antique mirror...

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There is so much goodness in this inspiration picture, especially that herringbone tile...

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And, finally this mantel reminds me of our own in certain ways and that aqua ceiling is such an amazing addition.

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For reference, here is our mantel installed, painted and decorated for summer...



A couple of final things...first, my go-to black paint in Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore...


And, lastly, you can see more mantels I love on my Pinterest board here.