6 Tips on how you can achieve a stunning powder room makeover with Black (Cheating Heart) and White (Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist) Wood Coating

Welcome to Grace on Broadway, where we dive into the world of professional kitchen cabinet and furniture refinishing!

Let us guide you through the transformative journey of refinishing your powder room using the timeless and captivating combination of black and white paint.

This monochrome palette has the power to elevate any space, infusing it with elegance, sophistication, and a touch of drama. Let's dive into the process and explore how you can achieve a stunning powder room makeover.


  1. Planning the Color Scheme: Before you embark on the refinishing process, take a moment to envision the atmosphere and style you want to create in your powder room. Consider the existing elements like fixtures, tiles, and furnishings, and choose shades of black and white that harmonize with the overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer a classic, modern, or eclectic look, black and white paint will serve as the perfect foundation.

  2. Preparing the Surfaces: Proper surface preparation is essential for achieving a flawless and long-lasting finish. Start by thoroughly cleaning all walls, ceilings, and woodwork in the powder room. Repair any cracks, holes, or imperfections with spackle or putty, and sand them down until smooth. Apply a coat of primer to create an even base for the black and white paint, ensuring better adhesion and durability.

  3. Creating a Striking Contrast: One of the key elements of a black and white powder room is the striking contrast between these two colors. Consider painting the walls and ceiling in crisp, pure white to create a bright and airy atmosphere. This will serve as a backdrop for the black accents that add depth and drama to the space. For a bold touch, choose one wall or a specific area to paint in a deep, rich black.

  4. Accentuating with Patterns: Patterns can elevate the visual interest of a black and white powder room. Explore various options to introduce patterns through paint. Consider using stencils or painter's tape to create geometric shapes, stripes, or intricate designs on the walls. You can also opt for wallpaper featuring black and white patterns, such as damask, herringbone, or chevron, to add texture and a touch of luxury.

  5. Playing with Finishes: Beyond the color choices, consider the finishes of the black and white paint you select. A glossy finish can lend a sleek and modern feel, reflecting light and creating a sense of depth. On the other hand, a matte or satin finish can provide a softer, more understated look. Consider incorporating both finishes strategically, such as using a glossy paint on an accent wall or a matte finish on the main surfaces.

  6. Balancing with Accessories: To complete the refined look of your powder room, carefully choose accessories that harmonize with the black and white color scheme. White porcelain fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, effortlessly blend with the overall aesthetic. Complement them with black or matte black faucets, towel racks, and light fixtures to enhance the monochromatic theme. Add pops of color sparingly through decorative elements like towels, artwork, or plants.

Refinishing your powder room with black and white paint can breathe new life into the space, creating an ambiance that is elegant, timeless, and visually captivating.

By carefully planning your color scheme, preparing the surfaces, creating contrast with black accents, incorporating patterns, playing with finishes, and balancing with well-chosen accessories, you can achieve a stunning transformation that will leave a lasting impression.

Embrace the monochrome magic and let your powder room become a sanctuary of style and sophistication.

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Now, see every bit of tips in action from these before, during, and after refinishing images to have an idea on how professionals do it.

Project Details:
  • Milesi Wood Coatings
  • Sanded super smooth with all of our SurfPrep Sanding products and machines
  • Sprayed with Apollo Sprayers HVLP
  • Color of Cabinets is Cheating Heart
  • Color of Walls Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist