One of the most rewarding (and frustrating) parts of decorating a home is picking out paint and decor colors. And while it might not seem true, whites and creams aren't the only choices. Choosing black for your walls, cabinets, floors, or even furniture will actually add a cool level of modern sophistication that still keeps things somewhat neutral. But how far should you go with such a deep shade? The possibilities are endless. All you need are some black room ideas to get you started.
Choosing the Right Shade
Some may think there's only one shade of black. But just like white, there are tons of options and finishes from charcoal to slate and everything in between. So whether you're painting a door, a bathroom, or an entire living room, an inky hue will bring the perfect amount of saturation to your space.
Black Accent Walls
If you've decided to use black as an accent color, paint a single wall in your living room or den to create the perfect, rich backdrop for art or a midcentury modern couch. Consider a matte black option or one with only a little bit of sheen. You can also go with a black wallpaper if you want something a little more removable.
Adding a black tile or even concrete floor in a bathroom is never a bad idea. The color will keep things looking super cool. And you can choose chic tiles with a lighter grout for a little design boost. Concrete options, like the Granada Tile in Andalucia Funnel Black, are durable enough for a bathroom. And they come in a ton of finishes.
White seems to be the default color when it comes to modern kitchens. But as much as we love white paint for its fresh and bright energy, a cooking area with black cabinets is unexpectedly cool, too. It would be perfect for the more adventurous home chef. Try a black backsplash and black cabinets to make the ultimate statement.
Don't shy away from adding black to your sleeping quarters. The rich color can add depth and make things feel a lot cozier. This room went with white bedding and rich wood accents that complement the black shiplap without feeling overwhelming.
Black Living Rooms
Not sure whether you want to paint the entire living room black? Fear not — you can balance out the inky hue with light furniture and light flooring. And if your space has floor-to-ceiling windows like these, even better. Outfit them with sheer or simple linen curtains so the sun can shine through easily.
Don't forgo black furniture. Go big with an inky sectional. And feel free to match your couch to an accent wall. The look will feel streamlined and slightly Scandinavian but still incredibly interesting.
Sleek Black Appliances
While stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances, more and more people are skipping the commercial look for sleek black ranges like this one. Add a similar option from Hallman in an all-white kitchen for a refreshing contrast.
Not sure if you want to go all the way with black walls or floors? Consider a few black accents like reading lamps and duvet covers, instead. The result will be striking but not too overwhelming. We're loving the dark canopy bed with the light, dove gray walls in this bedroom.