Upon the dawning of the little black dress in 1926, Coco Chanel made the color black instantly chic. Since then the infamous color has encapsulated style, class and edge. The unwritten rule in interior design has been to add something black to every room. Well, today that ‘something’ has taken on a much larger role. Explore with us the different ways to add this daring color to your home with this ultra-hot trend.
The Jigsaw Designers love adding black paint to the walls in any room. One black accent wall can make a huge impact whether you are painting a large or small area. A narrow wall at the end of a hallway, the large wall behind your headboard, whatever your comfort level is it will add high impact style. Next, choosing accessories in bright colors and metallics will really pop off the black and add drama. Adding a white crown molding or all white bedding to your bedroom can give the room balance and a crisp finish. The sophistication of this color will also create attention to the focal point of the room. However a wide range of black paint is available, our designers prefer using Matte Black which made its big come-back with celebrity automobiles. It’s more versatile and forgiving than a glossy finish, and adds the greatest wow factor in a room. The matte black look is hot and has been on the rise recently and is just finding its way into home interiors. While black is always in style the new matte black is taking center stage and we love it.
Always the color of optical illusion, this powerful hue is sexy and mysterious. We recently did a post on decorating your ceiling to complete the look of your space. Don’t let us stop you from adding black to the ceiling either. While one would think it would make the room appear smaller it’s actually quite the opposite effect. The black painted ceiling when complimented by lighter walls and ample natural light will result in an infinite look that makes a room feel as if it goes on forever.
Chances are your mother always told you to add something black to every room. Well, at the time she was probably referring to a piece of furniture or a picture frame and not an entire wall. This still deems great advice however. If you want to try the trend, but are a bit more color shy, it can easily be incorporated with furniture and accessories. If you are a bit more brave, try a piece on a grandeur scale like a sofa or buffet table. Otherwise, a black framed mirror, vintage chair or lamp can be a nice start.
We hope you will be inspired to experiment with the color black in any room of your home. It can be the perfect anchor in a room or spice up a hallway that gets overlooked. Forget all the myths you’ve been told about this adventurous color and decorate outside the lines!
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