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Is Charcoal the new Black?

Move aside Black, Charcoal is the new color in town and everyone is raving about it.

Last year we started to say our farewells to everything gray and hello to black and white. However- it’s becoming quite clear that in the coming up year, we might be be seeing less Black and a little more Charcoal inside and outside houses everywhere.

Not sure what exactly Charcoal is? Well, I’ve included a few of my personal favorite ones I love to show clients who are looking for a dramatic, yet sophisticated pop.

Here are 5 of my favorite shades of Charcoal and who they are made by:


1. Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams

2. Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

3. Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore

4. Black Magic by Sherwin Williams


With all the different undertones it’s hard there’s literally a shade of Charcoal for every situation whether it be for an interior or exterior project. Comment below and let me know which one is your favorite.

Xoxo Macy

I am a wife and a mother just trying not to forget the clothes in the washer, again. When I’m not coordinating colors for clients, I’m out in my garden tending to my succulents or paint abstract art for my Etsy shop • • Want to chat? Shoot me an email at elmdrivedesigns@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you!

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