Thursday, March 22, 2012

Beautiful Black

Via Apartment Therapy
What paint color is frequently left out of consideration as a design solution?   For many people black would not cross their mind as a wall color. The common wisdom is that small spaces need to be painted light colors so they don't feel claustrophobic. But frankly a small white, pastel, or beige room can get boring.  Black is associated with mystery, the unknown,  power and even death.  So maybe we just need a little black inspiration.

Via Apartment Therapy
These well lit spaces take on a sophisticated air with black walls. For those people who like a room full of colorful objects and furniture, black walls can be a centering base. Black works visually to accentuate  each color it touches. The black also does great things for art, which glows on black walls.

Via Blackbird Ideas

Black chalkboard paint is also a fantastic option for the adventurous painter. With these walls you could change the decor with the bit of drawing. So will you consider black for your home?

- Emily Eifler, Writer, Colour Studio
- Jill Pilaroscia, Principal, Colour Studio

1 comment:

  1. Black, as a background color, brings focus to all the colors it plays against.