Designers love black, whether it’s in clothing or home decor. This classic color never seems to go out of style and is a staple of any wardrobe. In home decorating, this bold color can be used in a number of ways to draw attention to details and accessories or add dramatic flair to walls to pieces of furniture. Here are some ways to use black in your home:
-Paint a wall black and hang brightly colored prints, sculptures, or paintings. Or paint a wall a light color and hang artwork in black frames for a uniform look.
-Decorate with black wrought iron such as a light fixture, railing for a staircase, or candlestick holders. Black wrought iron furniture looks beautiful on a screened porch or patio and it’s fun to accessorize with bright, cheerful colors.
-Paint your fireplace mantel black. Whether you have a mantel shelf or a surround, a dramatic look can be created. This looks best if your fireplace is build out of a light colored material like marble or if your brick has been painted a light color.
--Paint end tables or a chair black. Just a couple of black accents in a room should be enough to make a statement. Remember, you can paint almost anything from an old brass lamp to a worn looking fireplace screen and get great results.
-Combine black with white for a classic look. Black, white, and chrome make a timeless combination for a kitchen or bath. Add a pop of color or just leave it alone. Either way, it will make a statement.
-Fill a black cabinet with white dishes for a simple, sophisticated display.
(Photo by Selamat Designs)