Painted Black Window Trim

Happy Friday!

For the past several weeks I’ve been busy updating our combined kitchen and dining area with paint and adding some of our personal style with lighting and shelving, that I shared here. We have two large casement windows in this space, one over the kitchen sink and one in the dining area, and I’ve been wanting to do some kind of makeover on them during this redo to showcase how beautiful they are. 

Painted black window trim in the kitchen. DIY | farmhouse

Both are original to the house, which was built in 1946, and they look like they’ve been painted many times but they’re in great shape. 

Actually they don’t open, so that’s a bummer, but other than that they’re in great shape. πŸ™‚

Painted black window trim in the kitchen. DIY | farmhouse | interior

They’re currently painted white but I’ve had a bee in my bonnet since we moved in that I wanted to paint them black. Every time I brought it up though, the hubs would look at me like I was losing my marbles (which is nothing new πŸ˜‰ ), so I would let it go.

Giving this space a makeover has rekindled my desire, so I went on Pinterest to look for inspiration and found so many beautiful spaces with painted black window trim. It was just the boost I needed to do my own.

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Painted black window trim in the kitchen. www.chatfieldcourt.comHGTV 

 Painted black window trim in the kitchen. DIY | farmhouse | interior

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Painted black window trim in the kitchen. DIY | farmhouse | interior www.chatfieldcourt.comHGTV

Painted black window trim in the kitchen. DIY | farmhouse | interior www.chatfieldcourt.comHomebunch

Pretty great, right?

The only problem is that I am trying to paint them in the winter and you can’t paint metal when it’s cold out. They need several coats and I’ve had to wait for warmer temps. It’s taking me longer than I had hoped but I’m excited about the change they’ll make in our kitchen.

We’re supposed to have beautiful, and warm, weather this weekend so you know what I’ll be doing. πŸ™‚

What do you think about painted black window trim? Is it something you would try?

Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you have a great weekend! 

Do you love Pinterest too? Check out what I’ve been pinning.  

Check out another project I’ve finished in the kitchen.

Easy DIY kitchen island makeover with gray paint. Easy Kitchen Island Makeover

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41 thoughts on “Painted Black Window Trim

  1. I love that look. As a matter of fact, I wrote an article for a design company last year and used that photo from House and Home as a representation of my dream kitchen. I know it will look great. Can’t wait to see it all come together!

  2. My first thought was NO! But after seeing the pictures, I think YES! However, I think I would do something different with the green on the island once the windows are done. Maybe do it black too? And then use pops of color with other items?

    Whatever you do, it will look great!

  3. I’m a bit afraid it’ll be too over-powering, since you have a lot of window there and a smaller kitchen, but still I can’t wait to see how it turns out! I like some other pictures where it’s just the inner sections.

  4. I love the black. I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing to my patio door. I would love to have a new door but that’s not in the budget, so I’m hoping paint will make it seem new and different. I too have to wait for warm weather (Indiana) so am anxious to make the change. You will have warm weather long before I do so good luck and I hope we’re both happy with the result.

    • I think that new paint on any door will make it look great. I had some pretty bad doors in Illinois, and it wasn’t in the budget to change them, but paint really made a difference. I’d love to hear how your door turns out.

      Thanks for visiting, Pat. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I think its a great idea… from all the examples you have posted it looks great and makes a great graphic statement with all the straight vertical and horizontal lines. I say GO for it! πŸ˜‰ (And just so you know, my husband would be thinking the same thing…lol)

    • Thanks Susan. I’m excited to see it all done and the room back together. πŸ™‚

      Glad to hear that I’m not the only one with a doubting husband. I’m doing all the work though so he really doesn’t have a say in this one. LOL

  6. I had the same thoughts as others, no way, but when I saw that first picture I was sold. I think the black will look fabulous with your whits cabinets. I have also noticed that black and batural wood in dining furniture is big in decor. Can’t wait to see your finish.

    • I’m just hoping that it turns out the way I see it in my mind. πŸ˜‰ If it doesn’t…ugh…

      Thanks so much for stopping in Debbie. Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. I was surprised to see how sharp the black trim is in the pictures. I think that if there is other black in the room it would be a great look. Are you going to paint your island black? The black trim will accent the dark grout in the floor. I would use red as an accent color. (I love red.)

    • I’m hoping that it’s the kind of change I’m looking for. I actually painted the island a while ago, the pic I shared is from before we moved in, so I think it will look great with the windows.

      Thanks for stopping in and sharing your ideas. Happy weekend!

  8. I’m just getting ready to do the same thing in some of my rooms (1895 house) and going for the farmhouse look, which it is. Thinking of painting the doors in black, too. I’ve loved the look for many years..going to designer showhomes in the Chicage area -old and new- and this look is often found in very high end homes. You’ll love it, it puts the focus on what is beyond the window, so make sure your view is pretty!

    • Ooooh, great minds, Karen. πŸ˜‰ I’ve seen it before too but never thought I could do it, until now. I’m excited about the change.

      We do have great views out of both windows, that’s one of the reasons I love these windows so much. πŸ™‚

      Good luck with yours. Painting the doors black, as well as the windows, sounds awesome. I’m sure it will be stunning.

  9. I’ve had a few projects where my husband wasn’t completely on board, but in the end he has always liked my suggestions turn out. I say go ahead and paint them. If you find you don’t like them you can always re-paint them (but I bet you’ll like them).

    • I don’t get why he questions me (still), I’ve never disappointed him before. LOL I guess he just wants to be sure I’m sure (or something like that).

      I’m excited for the change and hope they turn out as well as I’ve envisioned them all of these months.

      Thanks for stopping in, Pam. Happy weekend!

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