This is my first post and I am excited to hopefully get some feedback. I am new to decorating and design and definitely do not yet trust my instincts. Here are the facts:
-Our home has an oak railing that I would love to paint black. I am having a hard time picking a black.
-I went to BM today and picked up samples of Black Beauty, Black Bean Soup and Night Horizon.
-I find Night Horizon too brown as we have a flat black finish on our door handles and on our light fixtures as well. Black Bean Soup I like but I think that it may clash with the flat black hardware. Black Beauty is ok but just did not wow me. (What do I know?)
-My wall colour is Stone House.
Here are my questions....thanks in advance
-What is a nice railing black colour? Would you use a solid black with the fixtures I have or one with some red or brown tones?
-What sheen should I use? BM suggested Satin but I have read on the forum gloss.
-Should I paint all of the oak black? Including the panel that is on the wall?
-Should I paint or stain?
-Will it look ok with my light wood floors?
-Should I paint the oak divider trim black as well? (Photo #2)