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25 Best Dark Wall Paint Colors

Are you looking for the best dark wall paint colors? They’re everywhere these days and they’re gorgeous! Today I’m sharing some favorite dark wall colors to help inspire your next paint project.

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Best Dark Wall Paint Colors

Today’s post features more than 25 dark, moody colors. There are blues, greens, blacks, purples, grays, and more so be sure to scroll all the way through to see them all. And let me know which one is your favorite!

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PPG Night Watch

ppg night watch paint in a dining room

Here’s a gorgeous dining room painted with PPG’s color of the year, Night Watch. It’s a deep green with a hint of blue and it looks great with the white trim and natural wood floors. 

For a sample of this color to try in your room, go here → PPG Night Watch Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Benjamin Moore Dinner Party

entry painted with benjamin moore dinner party

The floors and trim in this charming entry look amazing against Benjamin Moore Dinner Party It’s a deep rich red warm undertones. Get a peel and stick sample of this color here → Benjamin Moore Dinner Party Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Benjamin Moore Caliente

benjamin moore caliente

Another color of the year here, Benjamin Moore Caliente will liven up any space. It’s a vibrant and lively clear red with just a hint of orange. See more of this color HERE. Get a sample here → Benjamin Moore Caliente Peel and Stick Sample

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154

benjamin moore hale navy in a kitchen

Benjamin Moore HC- 154 Hale Navy is a great complement to the warm wood floors and crisp white tiles and upper cabinets in this classic kitchen. It’s a rich, deep navy with slightly gray undertones. See more of this color HERE. Get a sample of this color here → Benjamin Moore Hale Navy Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Valspar Favorite Green

valspar favorite green painted entryway

This 2018 color of the year for Valspar has a vibrant rich hue and would work in any space. Favorite Green looks perfect with the wood floors in this space. 

Benjamin Moore Incense Stick

benjamin moore incense stick

For a deep, warm neutral you might consider Benjamin Moore Incense Stick. It will go with almost any color and contrasts beautifully with the white trim in this room. It’s a deep muted brown with a tiny hint of purple in it. Samples are available here → Benjamin Moore Incense Stick Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Pratt & Lambert Heron

pratt and lambert heron on bedroom walls

Pratt and Lambert’s 2018 color of the year would be perfect for a restful bedroom, but also works great for any room in the house. For more bedroom paint color ideas, visit this post: 14 Popular Bedroom Paint Colors Shown in Real Rooms.

Sherwin Williams Merlot

sherwin williams merlot painted walls

Reminiscent of the 90’s jewel tones, Sherwin Williams Merlot adds a bold richness to the walls in this space. It’s a cool burgundy with blue undertones and you can get a sample to try here → Sherwin Williams Merlot Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Glidden Deep Onyx

glidden deep onyx on accent wall

Continuing with the dark trend, Glidden’s 2018 color of the year, Deep Onyx, really makes a statement in this modern living room. It anchors the space and provides a nice backdrop for the artwork. 

Benjamin Moore Carter Gray

benjamin moore carter gray paint on walls

As part of the Colonial Williamsburg Collection from Benjamin Moore, Carter Gray is a wonderful deep neutral that works with almost any color. It’s a medium dark warm gray and samples are available here Benjamin Moore Carter Gray Peel and Stick Paint Sample.

Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC-168

benjamin moore chelsea gray paint on walls in entry

For adding a warm, deep neutral that isn’t too dark, Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray is a great choice. It works well with warm or cool colors. See more room with this color HERE. You can get a sample to try in your home here → Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray Peel and Stick Paint Sample

For more neutral paint colors, visit this post: 9 No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore Century Seraphinite

benjamin moore century seraphinite paint on library walls

Finding Silver Pennies

Isn’t this office space from Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies stunning? She painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Century Seraphinite and it looks beautiful with all of the warm wood tones. Her light fixture is perfect in here too. 

Benjamin Moore Backwoods

laundry room cabinets painted with Benjamin Moore backwoods

Sincerely Marie Designs

Liven up your laundry room with some dark paint. Amanda at Sincerely Marie Designs painted her laundry room cabinets with Benjamin Moore Backwoods and they’re gorgeous!

Sherwin Williams Labradorite

sherwin williams labradorite painted built-ins

farmhouse on cedar creek

Jodi at farmhouse on cedar creek painted her built-in kitchen with Sherwin Williams Labradorite and it loos so pretty. I love the way she has it styled too. 

Canadian Tire Midnight

benjamin moore midnight paint on fireplace wall

Craftberry Bush

Lucy at Craftberry Bush recently painted her fireplace and built-ins with Canadian Tire Midnight (Benjamin Moore Midnight) and it’s so pretty. Her baskets and stacked wood add such a nice texture to the space. Her entire home is beautiful. 

Behr Midnight Blue

behr midnight blue on accent wall

Small Stuff Counts

Emily at Small Stuff Counts painted an accent wall in her home with behr midnight blue and it looks amazing. The brass and wood accents really pop against it.

Behr Cracked Pepper

behr cracked pepper on kitchen cabinets

Bigger Than The Three of Us

Isn’t this kitchen dreamy? Ashley at Bigger Than The Three of Us ripped out their old kitchen and it now looks like this. They painted the cabinets with Behr Cracked Pepper. Those brass handles look great against the paint color. 

bathroom vanity painted with behr cracked pepper

Bigger Than The Three of Us

Ashley also gave her vanity a similar update using Behr Cracked Pepper. Those brass handles look great and the vintage rug is awesome. 

Benjamin Moore Mohegan Sage

kitchen cabinets painted with benjamin moore mohegan sage

Amber Oliver

If you don’t want to completely overhaul you kitchen, update the cabinets with a coat of paint. Amber at Amber Oliver used Benjamin Moore Mohegan Sage on hers and they look so good. 

Behr Marquee Satin Black

behr marquee satin black on built-in bookcases

Homemade by Carmona

Create some drama in your home with Behr Marquee Satin Black. Ursula at Homemade by Carmona painted her built-ins this color and it really makes a beautiful statement. 

Benjamin Moore Backwoods

walls painted with Benjamin Moore Backwoods

building walnut farm

Don’t you love this deep green? Angela at building walnut farm painted her walls with Benjamin Moore Backwoods and it so classic and pretty. 

Valspar Boughs of Pine

wet bar painted with valspar boughs of pine

Rooms for Rent

Here’s a fun little project by Bre at Rooms for Rent. She made a thrifty wet bar area and painted it with Valspar Boughs of Pine

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn

lower kitchen cabinets painted with sherwin williams peppercorn

Thrifty Decor Chick

If all white cabinets are too sterile for you, consider painting the base cabinets in a darker color like Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick. She used Sherwin Williams Peppercorn and it looks so nice in here. 

bathroom vanity painted with sherwin williams peppercorn

Did you know you can paint your dated bathroom vanity for a quick and easy update? Julia at Tag & Tibby painted hers with Sherwin Williams Peppercorn and it looks like a brand new vanity for a fraction of the cost. 

Velvet Finishes Handsome

lower cabinets painted with dark blue

Rain on a Tin Roof

Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof  also painted her base cabinets in a contrasting color and it looks phenomenal. She used Velvet Finishes Handsome for her cabinets. 

Benjamin Moore Hunter Green

kitchen island painted with benjamin moore hunter green

This is our Bliss

For a pop of color in the kitchen, think about painting your kitchen island in a deep color. Rachael at This is our Bliss used Benjamin Moore Hunter Green and it makes a big impact in here. 

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

bathroom vanity painted with benjamin moor hale navy

Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Another pretty bathroom vanity makeover here. Erin at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry  painted hers with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and added brass pulls for a classic and stylish look. 

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Behr Artistic License

bathroom vanity painted with behr artistic license

Rain on a Tin Roof

Behr Artistic License was used on this bold vanity belonging to Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof. It adds so much character to the room. 

Benjamin Moore Tucson Teal

bathroom vanity painted with benjamin moore tuscon teal

House by the Bay Design

Casey at House by the Bay Design saved money on her bathroom remodel by using her existing vanity and updatin it with Benjamin Moore Tucson Teal paint, new hardware, sink and faucet. It looks like a brand new piece for a hundreds of dollars less than a new vanity would cost. 

Rustoleum Gray Harbor

bathroom vanity painted with rustoleum gray harbor

Love and Renovations

Here’s another budget-friendly bathroom vanity makeover. Amanda at Love and Renovations painted hers with Rustoleum Gray Harbor and it looks great!

Valspar Gypsy Teal

diy bathroom vanity painted with gypsy teal

Sand Dollar Lane

Here’s a creative bathroom vanity from Leen at Sand Dollar Lane. They converted a small desk into a vanity and it’s so charming! She painted it with  Valspar Gypsy Teal.

I hope you’ve gotten lots of ideas for adding deep paint colors to your home. If you’ve got a favorite, let me know in the comments below. I always like to know what paint colors are popular.

Decorator’s Tip: Always try a sample before painting your room. Peel and stick samples of most major paint brands are available here → Peel and Stick Paint Samples


  1. So much for inspiration here, Angie!! It's got me seriously considering painting our base kitchen cabinets with a great pop of color. Now I just need to decide which color!

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