Black: Design on the “Dark Side”

On 3 Oct, 2013 With 3 Comments

From the starless skies of an urban landscape to the menacing raven in Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, the color black inspires vivid thoughts and emotions. And I, for one, am obsessed with it!

This shade immortalized the characteristics of classic and cool with the iconic “little black dress” and the rebellious black leather jacket. Modern and classic touches of black in home décor can also make a bold statement without going overboard.  In the end, you’ll see that taking a trip to the “dark side” is more charming than you thought.

 

Accent Pieces

Matte black pottery gives a masculine touch to delicate fresh flowers.

 

Printed black rugs add just a touch of drama and elegance.

Adding textures like this black shag rug livens up the smooth and refined look of the black bedroom furniture.

A black stool and repurposed cabinet unit deliver a minimalist vibe to a whitewashed workspace.

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Wall and Floor Surfaces

Painting moldings and walls the same shade of black gives you a lot of options when it comes to adding room décor. The pieces can range anywhere from gothic to rustic.

You can never go wrong when mixing black and white prints.

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Black is a great color to use for bathroom tiles.

Thick black and white stripes are popping up everywhere. In the shower, this print can definitely enhance the experience.

This black lacquer stair case integrates a graphic aspect by highlighting the angles in the wall molding and each step.

Chalkboard paint is so versatile. You can change the entire look of a room by simply drawing on the walls.

Having one black painted wall provides a contemporary look without making a full commitment.

Furniture

Black couches with gothic details steal the show in any room they’re in.

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This dresser is an unexpected and inviting addition to a mostly light colored room.

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Source: jossandmain.com

Mixing black cabinets and countertops with light colored furniture and greenery is a refreshing take on this classic kitchen look.

A black and white printed ottoman is a great conversation piece for a guest sitting area.

Source: jossandmain.com

Source: jossandmain.com

From the starless skies of an urban landscape to the menacing raven in Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, the color black inspires vivid thoughts and emotions. This shade immortalized the characteristics of classic and cool with the iconic “little black dress” and the rebellious black leather jacket. Modern and classic touches of black in home décor can also make a bold statement without going overboard.  In the end, you’ll see that taking a trip to the “dark side” is more charming than you thought.

You can find more ways to incorporate the color orange in to any design style at my ‘In Color’ Pinterest board.

 

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  1. Tracy W. says:

    Nice work here. These are some really great ideas. I especially like the small black and white bathroom and am already scheming the plan for mine.

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