I used to have a very negative opinion of black walls in homes. It was a stereotype that needed to be shaken loose. Black is traditionally thought of as a color that incites mystery in a bit of a morbid way, in a way that is doom-filled and a bit ominous. Black helps you to be mysterious and separate from others within that mystery. That said, black is also super sexy, strong, focusing and somewhat of a neutral slate background upon which design can shine. Used in small doses, black can be a catalyst for design magnificence!
Against the black wall, white gleams, creating a pop of fabulous energy.
The black here makes the bookshelf wall almost disappear and creates a phantom feeling as the art hovers beautifully upon the shelves.
Black might be the best color for a very busy gallery wall in a home- all the images pop so crisply from the painted surface.
Neutral colors and lots of wood soften and warm up black walls, and the effect is surprising.
And in a room with lots of windows, art and doorways, black can be striking and space-opening. Can you see how this otherwise neutral room comes to life against the depth of black? With neutral walls, this would not be possible!
Would you dare have a black wall in your home? I may be giving this a roll in my new office, and I will definitely document it if I do! xoxo Dana
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