Black Beautiful and Bold: Stylish Monochrome Rooms

So it seems that in the world of interior design black rooms are no longer the black sheep of the color family but the latest trend. And why not? They are pretty seductive and with everyone liking vampires and whatnot, naturally, isn’t this just the next step? No no, in all seriousness black can do a lot for a room. For one, they hold the most depth and make every other color/accent pop. And, if done properly black can bring coziness to the small room and elegance to the large. Just check out some of my favorites below if you don’t believe me. But, whatever your position on the matter maybe, I for one know I am a proponent of black being the new black.

Some things to consider when opting for black:

Get it right! What feeling are you going for? Many of you may not realize that there is both a cool black and a warm black. Blacks with bluer hues and can contribute to a more cool ambiance while blacks that align with redder hues can give your room a warmer feeling. While this is not a rule, do plan ahead and see if this will alter your final vision. 

Add a little pop!  Black rooms are like a blank canvas and going as far as adding a contrasting color (white is its opposite) or any solid color as an accent in a couch, lamp, pillow, or mantle can provide a lot of visual interest. Try teal, red, white, yellow, or a pattern to start! 

Bling-a-bling-bling! Other things that can really enhance a black room is its accessories. I am a firm believer that mirrors and lighting can make or break a room. Metallics in general can be contemporary. Whether you agree with me or not such things can add functionality by work to brighten the space as well as a bit of elegance. Organic textures like pieces out of wood or basketry can spin it in an entirely different direction When in doubt rugs, artwork, and good old books  are awesome investment too! The possibilities are endless. 


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