Black mixed with jewel like colours such as red, hot pink, turquoise or yellow will give you a very vibrant, lively environment. Use them sparingly as they are not restful on the eye but will give you an exciting pop to your decor. Below is a perfect example of black and a bright hot pink used very well together, the pink is used minimally so as not to overwhelm.
By far my favourite way to use black is as a neutral, teamed with grey or beige to give a sophisticated touch to any room. The following images show how well black works in different rooms sometimes in surprisingly unexpexted places.....
Black used in small touches in the bathrooms is a very sophisticated look.
It is glamourous without being showy.
Or you could go the unexpected and paint all the walls black contrasting with the white trim and black and white toile as in the bathroom below!
again the unexpected, black walls in the kitchen contrasting with the white cabinetry....... clean and sharp design with an industrial edge
contrasting cabinets and islands...sophisticated and beautiful
This room with its blackboard wall, open shelves, industrial light has inner city cafe vibe.... but be warned it is hard to carry off a design like this with this much black
uber stylish dining room, lots of black toned down with wood tones and some bling to liven up the room. Try and imagine this room without the mirror, crystal and even the silver studs on the black chairs....the whole room would just be overwhelmed by the dark tones.
Black says romance
Living rooms etc
One of my favourite combinations beige and black very sophisticated
love this, black ceiling and floors... pulls your eye through to the black door at the end...what lies beyond?
Classic black and white...what an amazing laundry....you will never close the door on this one!
flat black paint and then stencilled with gloss black....instant damask
And finally the classic black front door, still my favourite entrance colour.
I will be making some changes to my place soon and be adding some more touches of sophistication with
black! It's back!