Black can never go out of style. Whether it is that little black dress in your closet or a black car, the color remains classic and luxurious. “Every room needs some black,” says interior designer Simon Storey. So, how can you best incorporate black into your interior design? Here are a few ideas from Baker Design Group to help make your room pop this season!
As black compliments every color, you can use it with your furniture, accent pieces and so much more. Adding a touch of black is a design necessity in almost every room! There’s something about this color that adds a bit of mystery and showcases your complimenting decorative items. It’s the smallest touch that can stop your guests and make a difference. For instance, you can pair a black coffee table with bright colored accent pieces such as a vases, picture frames or books, or a black sofa with a bright piece of art above or an accent wall.
Black can add drama and sophistication to any room. Keep this in mind as you decorate… a little goes a long way. Think about combining black with neutral colors, especially white, cream and grey. Black also looks beautiful with soft pastels and jewel tones.
Some ideas to add subtle hints of black:
– Iron bed frames or stair railings
– Painted walls
– Lamps or lampshades
– The inside of built-in shelving
– Picture frames
– Black and white photos or paintings
– Granite or marble counter tops in the bath or kitchen
– Use black for featured pieces (coffee table, sofa, side table or chair)
– Bring artwork into your space
– Pair black with neutral colors
– Experiment with different materials (velvet, faux, etc.)
– Overdue it with black interiors
– Mix black with other dark shades of colors
– Blend different shades of black
“Black may not be a color that you’d immediately jump to when picking out a paint shade, but we’d love to help you reconsider,” says Arlyn Hernandez of Apartment Therapy. According to Benjamin Moore Paint, they have seen a 30% jump in usage of black, specifically hues like “Midnight Oil,” “Black Beauty,” and “Graphite.”
Painting black walls: you need to be 100% committed to really making this work. If you are on the fence, consider an accent wall at first to make yourself more comfortable. “Painting just one wall brings in the drama without enveloping you in darkness, and is a particularly good trick for a small space,” says Hernandez. When working with a black wall, it is important to plan out the rest of your decor. This can be a fun way to experiment! Consider lighter color furniture, floors, moldings and accessories. Remember! Black walls require lots of natural lighting, so choose the room with the best windows in your space.
Another favorite must have design elements for us dallas designers are black doors. Black paint can take a plain door and make it pop, especially when surrounded by white trim. When black is used on the windows, it also draws the eye to the outside making your space feel more expansive. Black paint on french doors is always beautiful. Doing this allows doors to become a focal point of your home so that you can use less decoration on the walls surrounding them.
Follow the philosophy of “less is more” with the use of black and your interiors and exteriors will wow everyone who steps into your home! If you have added black to your home decor and succeeded, we would love to hear from you in the comment section below. Or if you would like to get started on adding black to your space, please click the image below to get in touch with Baker Design Group.