Would you ever include black in your colour scheme ? Since it is a powerful colour and at most times (depending on the way we use it) makes a really bold statement, most people would think twice before introducing this colour in their homes. But black used correctly could mean sophistication, power, mystery and formality which if you look at it are some features a lot of us would like when we are changing our décor.
Like all colours, black represents the hidden, the secretive and hence adds a sense of mystery. This colour can totally transform and elevate our spaces to a different level.
Dulux has upto 5 different shades of black…….which just tells you that there are shades to this mystery colour and not all black and white…..:)
Lets take a look at using panelled black walls in the living room.
Panelled black walls with shades of grey and pristine white looks stunning in this living room.
Panelling in black, a Victorian patterned wallpaper in golden hues and a mid-century chair with absolutely light coloured wooden flooring. This is a brilliant combination….. http://www.pinterest.com
Rich black panelled walls against a rich green Chesterfield and a lovely collection of artwork works very well in this London home. http://www.swoonworthy.co.uk
The dark walls really work well in this living room and although the room is not large, ample amount of light, the wooden flooring balances the whole look. http://www.photobucket.com
Black kitchens can look totally stunning depending upon a few factors like the amount of natural light the room receives, the kind of materials used (countertops etc) and the palette of colours used in the room.
Black used well in bedrooms can create a sense of drama and style. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
Though the kitchen counters are not black but a shade of grey, this is a stunning kitchen as the white ceilings and floor and the ample amount of light totally balances out the whole look. http://www.thekitchendesigner.org
Black cabinet shutters harmonizes very well with steel grey and white as seen here.
White always works very well in combination with black cabinets but special care and attention must be given to the lighting as in the kitchen this is an essential element.
Make the feature wall in your bedroom black for drama and style and add some interesting accessories in black like these pendant lights.. http://www.bloglovin’.com
Are you now tempted to introduce black into your colour scheme? My post on interesting home accessories in black coming up soon…..