Paint it Black

black bathroom

Black in home interiors always has a place for the dramatist at heart.  When used well, black creates a striking backdrop for art, accessories and people.  Ask a scientist and they’ll tell you that black is not a color.  For lack of a better term, and being a “decorator,” I always call it a color.  However for me, it’s not just a color, it’s a presence.  Black creates an atmosphere in a way that other colors do not.  For a lot of people (maybe most) colors carry emotional baggage both good and bad.  I don’t think that black gets wrapped up in that type of thing as often.  Having a black wall in your home is a quick and inexpensive way to amp up your atmosphere.  It’s striking, dramatic and timeless.  You want a design challenge that will potentially amp up the drama and the complements in your home?  Paint a wall, a room, a ceiling – black.  You can’t just sit back and wait for the magic to happen, you’ll need to work with it – sculpt it and learn to live with the drama it creates.

black with brown leather

black bedroom

Dark Dining Room cotemaisonfrDark Kitchenblack bathroom 2Black ceilingblack diningblack laquer shelvesBlack shelves yellow couch


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