What’s my best tip for decorating with black? Make sure you use it as an accent colour.
Remember how much black there was in home decor in the 80s? It seemed like every entertainment center, dining table and chairs, leather sofas and glossy coffee tables were ALL BLACK.
It was too much.
Now that black is showing up in our home decor again along with greys and whites, it’s a good idea to notice that black should be an accent colour. Used well, it highlights what’s around it. But too much? Well, it becomes heavy and masculine.
The simple black railing on this staircase is just lovely.
This washing station with black floor tile is the ultimate luxury for dog owners. The black tile relates to the door and grout, but this room is filled with plenty of fresh white tile and wall colour to give it contrast.
And, in this room below, notice the white and green gray concrete floors and all the natural wood elements that help balance all the black and make this heavily styled pantry a pinnable room. Over and over again.
Adding black to your interior door plates? Simple and classic.
Remember when I posted about that chair and ottoman in my last townhouse and how the second it arrived in in my living room I could feel how black the room was? That is what will happen if there’s too much black in a room.
The same goes for bathrooms. Here’s how to decorate a bathroom with black and not overdo it.
I’m in San Jose this week in a course which is why you haven’t heard from me! In the meantime, I had dinner with my friend Scarlett Ballantyne last week and we talked branding, here’s the link to her post. Check it out.
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