Rest easy, Chip and Joanna fans: Shiplap, or country-chic wood paneling, is here to stay. But if you're looking to put a sophisticated spin on the farmhouse favorite, why not paint it black? An edgier take on the trend, black shiplap is a great way to combine contemporary and classic. Plus, it's easier to make your décor pop against a dark wall. Need more convincing? Check out these stunning interiors that embraced shiplap's bolder, moodier side.

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