Friday, October 14, 2011

A Dash of Black

I rarely consider using black accents in design projects that don't have black already incorporated in the color scheme...naturally I'll gravitate toward dark wood tones or charcoal gray if I need to create contrast. However, after spotting countless interiors with infused with a dash of black here or there, I'm beginning to change my mind! A touch of "unexpected" black can really add a punch of contrast to a space. Black is sophisticated and timeless, so you really can't go wrong incorporating it into your decor. Try introducing a little black into your home with a black lampshade, mirror, accent pillow, chair or accessory. If you're feeling extra bold, paint a black accent wall! Do you currently have any black accents in your home? ***Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to visit back on Monday for an exciting guest post with Sabina Vavra of Madison West Interiors. It's all about consistency in your brand, which I'm really excited to learn more about. xoxo - Julie











15 comments:

  1. Oh a little black won't hurt...

    and these spaces,

    the blacks are just fabulous ♥

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  2. black cream and brown, love it!!
    http://styledecorum.com/

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  3. I so agree! A black accessory or pop can add such drama and edge to a space. Great tip!!!

    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank
    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  4. i live in new england where there are some fabulous old homes and i'm a sucker for a big heavy black laquered front door. nicely painted, shiny, it always stops me. i love that black desk above too, i could sit there and dream the day away! have a super fun weekend julie...;)

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  5. I always like a little hint of black for that classic touch! Great inspiration!

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  6. i do have black hints here and there.. like them in small doses!
    have a wonderful week!

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  7. Looove these pictures. Especially the bed with the black comforter!!

    Great Inspo.

    http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.tumblr.com

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  8. I think black always adds punch to a space. I've been working on an industrial space with very tall ceilings. The floor is dark, the cabinets are dark the granite is dark...you get the picture. My impulse was to paint the ceiling white to lighten everything up a bit. We actually ended up playing with the color and decided that the ceiling looked best painted black. I am still asking myself why that was a better choice.

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  9. "unexpected" black, that it's a very clever tip to shake things up

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  10. Love how black shakes up a room and these are gorgeous examples! A little obsessed by black lampshades right now as well lol

    I recently painted the wall in my bedroom black and I really love what it's done to the space.

    You can see it here :) http://gettingitswoonworthy.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedroom-inspiration-sunny-yellow.html

    Have a fabulous weekend x

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  11. I always try and use a touch of black in a room. As you said, sometimes it is jut alampshade, picture frame or small accessory but it really anchors a space and allows the eye to "rest". Great pics

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  12. It makes a really gorgeous impact. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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  14. I have to tell you I have not been a fan of the black accents but just finished a showhouse where I added black all around the space. It is really what ultimately made the room especially the black large dog.
    Check out the photos on my blog
    www.thebeneblog.com
    So I am thinking we should all use those black accents...

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  15. In every house I grew up in as a child, my mom made sure there was a black accented bathroom. The toilet, wall paint, and sink fixtures are all black. She usually decorated the rest with gold and a soft pink or other ultra-femme color. I love it and want to do the same in all the houses I have in the future! Great post :)

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