Color Design Ideas with Black Furniture

Black furniture pieces made out of wood and leather are the most common, rather popular choices among households all across the globe. This is because; black furniture brings in amazing contrasting elements in a room and make the interiors look classic. In addition, black furniture pieces are very easy to maintain because of their dark hue.

However, though people always give black furniture a preference, but they are still found complaining about decorating a room with black furniture. Well, black furniture pieces are definitely dominating but there is a myriad of color designs ideas that you can use to design the space.

Monotone color tones – The most obvious color design idea to select for room with black furniture is monotone color tones. Monotone color tones are generally bland and neutral, and will thus blend perfectly with black furniture. It is always recommended to choose a single monotone color but introducing varied textures and shades. The use of monotone shades in accent pieces is also an excellent way to employ the color. Rugs, flower vases, cushions, are some common options that may be introduced in monotone shades featuring varied patterns and textures.

Bright and complementary color tones –vibrant and bright colors are also excellent options that go very well with black furniture. However, as these shades are striking as the black furniture, their use in the room should be minimal or restricted. In simple terms, they are not to be used in the entire room, but on one or two accent walls. Pick out an accent wall, where you have the entertainment center or the fireplace and decorate the entire section in a bright color. The common options of bright colors that you may choose are red, bright purple, dark pink, or aqua blue.

Textures and patterns – textures and patterns in varied color schemes are also a good choice for room with black furniture. The most beneficial feature of textures and patterns is that they do not restrict you in color choice. You may choose two colors such as red and white and have the walls painted in this. You can select bold patterns as well as small patterns in a gamut of colors. Textures can be added by using varied techniques such as sponging, rag rolling, pop corn etc. The only thing to be ensured is that the patterns and textures should be minimal.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 31st, 2011


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