Five Black Skirting Boards Ideas For Your Home
When working on a home makeover project, it's important that the design and contrast fit the atmosphere you want in your apartment or house. Whether you want to paint or buy pre-painted skirting boards, they can be a great addition to any room in your home.
The main feature of a skirting board is to protect the wall from being scuffed and chipped. Black skirting boards can be an excellent addition to your home, adding some style and substance to your bedroom, hallway or reception room.
Skirting 4 U’s high quality skirting board range will elevate the rooms in your home to new heights. In our latest blog, we have five tips to channel your inner interior designer and implement this skirting colour in your house, whether it's applying it in a bedroom, reception room or the hallway.
Pale walls, black skirting boards
Combining a pale coloured wall with black skirting is a good way to bring contrasting colours into the room. The combination of a white wall and dark coloured skirting boards draws the eye of people who enter a specific area in your house.
There’s a time and place for all-white walls and skirting. However, the colour palette of a lightly coloured pale wall with a dark shade of black can make the skirting board colour really stand out.
Paint the room all black, even the skirting boards!
If your home has a room that has a good source of natural light, then a bold, brave option is to paint your room all black, which also includes the skirting boards! The darker colour works well as an entertainment room or living room for watching television shows and movies.
Rather than go for black walls and white skirting boards interior, having the room painted in one dark shaded colour gives it an expansive atmosphere. Having all the moulding coloured in black will widen the wall height, as well as draw less attention to the white skirting boards and architrave.
Adding black in small doses to a room
Painting a room entirely black might not be for everyone, although adding black to pick out areas in a living room or bedroom will add some drama and character to those spaces.
The contrast of lightly coloured walls, combined with a darker shade of black will enhance any room that you decide to renovate. Painting the mouldings black while having white or cream walls can enhance the interior of a sitting room.
Choosing the right shade of black for your skirting boards
Getting the right shade of black is crucial, as the colour you decide to go with for your moulding needs to complement the walls and ceiling in areas of your home. Most black paints have a blue undertone, which can work well if you want a slightly cooler colour, but for a warm and soft look, go for blacks with a brown undertone.
Whether you go for a slightly darker or lighter shade of black, make sure the shade you choose for your skirting, architrave and dado rails fits in with your room’s interior. Having black coloured moulding will show fewer scuffs and dust than having white skirting, saving you lots of cleaning time, as well as giving the moulding a longer lifespan.
Dividing the room with a contrasting black and white colour scheme
A great way to give your room some character and drama is to paint half of the room in white or cream, with the bottom half being painted black. The black and white colour scheme creates a monochrome look to a living room, faking the impression of a dado rail.
It’s worth noting that you do not need to have a Victorian or Georgian property to get this design in your home, which requires masking tape. Having the lower half of the room with the skirting and other moulding painted black gives an artistic look to a sitting room.
Black skirting boards, when featured in a room, can add drama and character to your room compared with white skirting boards and they are easier to maintain over a long period of time.
We hope that the ideas for implementing black skirting boards will give you some inspiration for adding some colour and contrast to your moulding. It’s important when working on a home makeover that you consider the colour of your skirting boards so that they complement the other colours on your walls beautifully.