It doesn't take a decor expert to know why black is often reserved for colder months. But this bedroom by the Havenly proves that the moody shade can work for spring and summer with the right approach. A great way to keep this heavy hue from weighing down your aesthetic is to pair it with classically cheerful shades, while confining the inky pigment to contained borders and edges. In this instance, black is literally squared off in the tufted headboard, artwork frame, and geometric rug, which allows brighter white, yellow, and pink accents to balance out its impact. When working with black, don't be afraid to play with complementary colors that'll act as happy foils to the raven hue. Black goes with pretty much every other color on the spectrum, so the result will be a clever contrast of light and dark styles. In other words, it's a look that's equal parts cool and inviting.
Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.