Color Crush: Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron

July 10, 2018

If you are searching for a rich, warm black that adds drama, then Wrought Iron 2124-10 is the perfect choice for you. You will absolutely love this color!  :

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Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron is a black/gray paint color that is less harsh than black. Many think of this color as a black, but  I think it can also fit in the category of charcoal gray:

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It is a deep dark gray with a softness and warmth to it. When compared to other blacks it is noticeably lighter and more gray:

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I wrote here how popular black paint is and Wrought Iron is one of the most popular door and exterior trim colors right now:

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I love this color for exterior shutters and doors and interior doors. Actually, Wrought Iron looks amazing on cabinetry as well!:

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See the difference in color with the black countertop? The wrought Iron is softer and less harsh. Love the backsplash too- so pretty!

This is a beautiful dark wall color paired with natural wood, (and stained trim):

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It’s the perfect alternative to the traditional black.  How about experimenting by painting a small table sitting useless in storage right now? I think I am going to paint this cute little side table in Wrought Iron:

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I will show you the after look when complete. Remember- black goes with everything!

Have a great summer week everyone!

12 comments

  1. Wrought Iron for front doors — I have been contemplating this! I have a lannon stone house that needs a new color for the shutters and front door. I wanted black, but the house across the street has black and didn’t know it was better to be the same or different. Their black is a very dark black. So, maybe I’ll try the door before moving on the shutters. Right now it’s forest green so it will be a big improvement!

    • Hi Molly,

      I wouldn’t think it matters what the person has across the street. You paint it what color you love! It is more time consuming, but so worth it to paint a poster board in the color you are sampling, 2 coats, and live with day and night to see if it looks good in the sun and at night. Good luck!

  2. Kelly, I have a small bedroom (12×12) with 1 large window, northern exposure. My trim is SW Maison Blanche. What do you think of painting 3 walls BM Glacier White and the 4th wall a blue (something like SW 6250 Granite Peak) that’s in the Magnolia Home Kasuri Mosaic rug which I plan to use? The dark wall would have a beige headboard on it. I probably asked a longer question than I’m supposed to. Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Terry,

      Sorry for the delayed response, I moved last week.

      I put all three colors together and they look really nice! No undertones clashing, very pretty combo. I especially love Granite Peak! But I really do love all blues! 🙂

  3. Kelly, I don’t think I ever seen this post. Besides being stuck and not deciding a bedroom color yet, I have a cabinet that needs some depth to it. I recently used an antique white chalk paint on it to lessen the peachy-yellow stain (from the 90’s). This color is a viable option.

    • You are really having a hard time choosing a paint color for your bedroom Teena. I thought you were going with the Collingwood? Yes, Wrought Iron is a beautiful color with lots of depth, I think it would look great painted in this color!

  4. Hi Kelly,
    I am currently renovating a small bathroom. I have chosen wrought iron for the cabinet color. My flouring is Carreras Marble. Would like to paint the walls in bays breath. What do you think. There is no window in this bathroom.
    Thank you so much!

    • Hi Cathy,

      I can not help yo select the right paint colors without photos of your bath. If you would like to work together with my online color consulting services, please send me an email. Thanks!

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