Black is a staple color in my wardrobe. It’s timeless, chic, and coordinates with so much. It’s surprising that it is not a main color I use in my designs. As an accent, sure, but it is usually not the star of the show. Well, things may change by the end of this post. Even though black can be a strong color for most, it is very versatile and can be used in a way that it actually enhances its surroundings. Allow me to show you what I mean!
This monochromatic kitchen is exactly what I need. I love the statement that is made by this space. It has presence, and that is what I look for in a room. Just think about how your guests would be entertained in this space, with vibrant dishes to pass around in colors that would jump off of this black background. Can you see my dream becoming reality here?Georgian-Style Manse
Warm woven brown accents within the sea of black makes for a very elegant bathroom. The mirrors help bounce the light around the space, further brightening the dark finishes. The veining in the marble is drawn out more with the black and I love it!Photo:47 Park Avenue
Start small by painting just your ceiling black. You still achieve drama and open up the room by bringing your eye up and around. After adjusting for a while you can then experiment by adding more black to your surround.Ab Chao Bedroom
Talk about a cozy bedroom! I would take the longest of naps in this space. Again, the light throughout brightens up the room while the foliage in the windows is featured. The room has beautiful balance as well.
If you have not been convinced by now that black can be in the forefront within your home, well, at least give it a try. Above shows a variety of rooms featuring this color showing it can be supported in any space. You can try it by purchasing a matte black accessory item and see what it does in the room. I bet it will quickly become a focal. Slowly implement black and charcoal shades to create depth. I cannot wait to put my new design ideas into play!
Have a great rest of the week everyone I hope you are as inspired as I am!!