Black is mystical and all encompassing and whilst the idea of it can be daunting, it’s a wonderful colour to paint your walls.
Yes it’s a powerful colour associated with formality, fear, witchcraft and death and often thought of as being incredibly masculine and intimidating. but it’s also incredibly sophisticated, it oozes confidence, class and when used properly, creates a very elegant and intoxicating ambiance.
Admittedly painting an entire room can be a bold step but a black painted room can be quite stunning, especially if you soften the overall look with a few key details to add some depth and texture. Using lighter colours for the ceiling and floors will help minimise any fear of starkness and black makes a perfect backdrop, pretty much any colour looks great against it, so favourite design items and key pieces really stand out.
Because, not surprisingly, it hides dirt so well, it’s a great colour to use in hallways, bathrooms and kitchens. And by adding some seductive lighting, warm linens and a few details to add texture and warmth, you can create a very inviting, nourishing and evocative bedroom space. Here are a few example of beautiful black painted rooms.
Hallways are often naturally dark, and painting them black can enhance the mood. Lighten it up with a few soft details and decorative touches, and paint woodwork in white or pale shades, to add some contrast.
A black living room can be incredibly refined and elegant. Use woods and lighter coloured furniture to contrast any cold vibes. Golds, silvers, coppers add some sparkle, and use rugs, throws and cushions to add some sumptuous texture.
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Deep and moody and thoughtful, a dark office space can be a great place to retreat to and contemplate life.
Black kitchens can be incredibly sleek and stylish. Opt for lighter floors to lift the tone and choice lighting to brighten the look. Think about marble or textured worktops and splash backs to add some texture and detail.
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Evocative and if styled correctly, black dining rooms can be very peaceful – creating the perfect ambiance to while away long evenings around the dinner table.
A dark bedroom feels calming and nurturing, emphasising the sense of night, helping lull you into a deep sleep. Combine with lighter, more colourful and patterned bedlinen to soften the look, or keep it clean and classic with minimal white details.
Bath and shower rooms.
Dark and bold, a black bathroom is stylish and certainly makes a surprising decor statement. Combine with white fixtures and fittings to lift the mood, or keep black for a more earthy, natural look.
Hopefully the selection of images shows that black is not a colour to be scared of, it adds a sense of depth, character and focus to a room like no other colour can. For more inspiration check out our Black board on Pinterest.
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