In color psychology, black means power and control. It’s intimidating and secretive all at once. But in my opinion, decorating with black is classic and timeless. It adds an air of sophistication to any space … not at all overpowering when done right. (Click on photos to be taken to original on Houzz.)
A kitchen dining space gets a touch of black on the corner hutch and the dinette chairs. Plenty of white balances out the bold strokes of black, while a hardwood floor provides warmth and a cozy vibe.
I love this space! The black trim looks crisp and clean against the white walls. Again, wood floors add warmth. I love the modern fixture above the dining table, the industrial style floor lamp, and the elegant butterfly cloches. I would never think to put these items together, but there’s something so endearing about it.
Sometimes just a bit of black is all that’s needed. In this beautiful kitchen, black countertops, black chairs, and a black French door create visual interest along with the brick backsplash … all set off by white cabinets and walls.
Black pairs so well with any color. I love it with yellow, although I don’t think many people use this color combination in their homes. Black accents can make a girl’s bedroom feel more grown-up.
Would you paint your bathtub black? This bathroom has a funky vibe with its highly patterned floor and random knobs on the wall for hanging towels.
Black is always a smart choice for the clean lines of Shaker style decor. There’s nothing fussy about Shaker interiors and when painted black, it’s clean and beautiful.
A great way to accentuate something special is to give it a coat of black.
This attractively arched door takes center stage in the entrance to a bathroom.
Most people wouldn’t choose black for a sun room, but with all the natural light it’s not at all dreary.
You can class up the outside of your home with touches of black. Red brick is the perfect background for black shutters, which bring sophistication to the exterior of this classic home.
Bring black into your backyard too with patio furniture and an umbrella to match!
So what do you think? Are you a fan of decorating with black? Think about ways you can add it to your home. As a friend once told me … “Every home needs a touch of black.”
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