The Best (Almost) Black Paint Colors


Consider your existing decor and the mood you want to create when selecting the best black paint color for your space.

 It’s best to use in a space with lots of natural light to really appreciate its depth and sophistication.

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron 2124-10

It makes a beautiful backdrop when paired with artwork on a large feature wall, or on a kitchen island with bright white walls and light countertops.

Benjamin Moore Onyx 2133-10

Don’t be afraid to use this color on more than one wall in your space, but to break up the monotony, add some paneling details to really let this color shine.

Benjamin Moore Black HC-190

It comes off as much softer than some of the other black paints on this list as an almost off-black but still brings all the drama you’re looking for.

Benjamin Moore Black Panther 2125-10

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore is a rich dark gray that is slightly lighter than Tricorn Black that works great in well-lit and open areas of your home.

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore SW 7069

Tricorn Black, unlike other black paint colors, doesn’t have any undertones, which makes it show as a true black, pairing well with any color palette in your house.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258