The Writing’s on the Wall: 20 Decorating With Chalkboard Paint Ideas
What if we told you that decorating with chalkboard paint can be totally grown up and chic? We’re not talking about the old-school green chalkboards of the past.
You can buy black chalkboard paint at most home improvement stores for less than $10 and paint a wall all by yourself in just a few hours. And the look is very cool, even if you refrain from scribbling all over the wall.
Why is decorating with chalkboard paint a thing?
The color black is hot in the world of design. Black and white particularly have become the contemporary go-to color combo in the last few years.
The black chalkboard paint you find today is matte in finish. The flat matte finish, paired with the rich black tone, adds a modern contrast to most neutrals and whites.
And after some time, the chalk starts giving the black chalkboard paint a dusty patina and texture you can’t get from ordinary paint. It starts to look more like a limestone or slate wall than an ordinary chalkboard paint finish.
The matte black finish of chalkboard paint adds a rich, stone-like feel to a wall. Image: Form + Field
Check out these chalkboard paint ideas for inspiration. You might find that decorating with chalkboard paint is an easy way to add new life to a spot in your home.
Decorating with chalkboard paint ideas for the kitchen
Swap out tile for a black chalkboard backsplash where you can add your grocery list or other doodles. Image: Shootin
A black chalkboard wall works very well in a farmhouse-style kitchen. Image: Larson & Paul
The black chalkboard wall provides contrast in this small white kitchen and ends up becoming the focal point. Image: Domus Nova
A chalkboard wall in the kitchen is perfect for messages from guests and your favorite inspirational quotes. Image: Meucci
Create your own coffee or wine bar using chalkboard paint
Designate a kitchen spot to creating a space any barista would love. Image: Homeclick
A small counter spot, your coffee appliances and a chalkboard paint wall featuring a coffee menu or favorite doodles can add some fun to your morning coffee routine. Image: Olaf Hajek
Paint a wall with chalkboard paint to create a wine wall featuring wine bottles and favorite wine quotes. Image: Our Vintage Home Love
Decorating with chalkboard paint ideas for the living room
A mid-century modern living room features a large, chalkboard focal wall that changes daily. Image: Lubrano Ciavarra
Not all decorating with chalkboard paint ideas involve painting the entire wall. You can also paint a section, like in this contemporary living room. Image: Dupuis Design
The chalkboard paint panel in this living room is indigo blue. If you want a chalkboard in a unique color, pick a rich shade of your choice in a water-based flat finish. Image: Shappacher White