Black is one of the few colors that blend well with pretty much any other nuance. It’s a very powerful color but it’s also a neutral which makes it super versatile. There are also lots of different material, finishes and textures that you can pair with black to highlight their beauty and uniqueness. With that in mind, let’s have a look at a few stylish interiors that have black in their color palette and check all the interesting and creative ways in which they were designed.
A black accent wall can look quite intimidating but you can avoid that by adding a few details to it to break the flatness and darkness of the surface. For example, including some sort of pattern could look good or adding a border could create an interesting effect.
Kitchens with black cabinets usually look super sleek and stylish. Depending on the style, you can go with a simple and flat design or you can include a few details and accent colors. In here for instance we can see black being paired with metallic gold surfaces and with rich and deep blues and violets.
A black and white decor will always look beautiful and there are a lot of different ways to pull this off. One option is to play with different patterns, create trims and adding contrasting details in order to avoid simplicity.
Once again, we’re looking at a stylish decor based mainly on black and white elements, with eye-catching patterns that create focal points throughout the space. Although the color palette is very simple, this is actually a complex interior design.
Black and gold is a classic combination that is usually associated with lavish and luxurious designs. This combo can quite easily overpower a space so it’s important to keep things relatively simple and not go crazy with the details.
Sometimes the most basic color combination can turn out to be perfect, especially for spaces like the bathroom or the kitchen. This is a gorgeous example of how you can make this combo work for you. The black marble top on the vanity is a beautiful detail.
As an accent color, black can help to highlight other colors as well as the uniqueness and beauty of certain materials such as wood for example. In a kitchen, you could have a black backsplash for a touch of sophistication paired with a black island or a black countertop.
Red is a very powerful color as well and it’s quite often paired with black, the two complementing each other in a rather intense way. Maintaining the balance between these two strong colors can prove to be challenging. Nevertheless, the result can be exquisite and well worth the effort.
As an accent color, black can also look beautiful when paired with neutrals such as gray, beige and white. Although none of the colors is particularly exciting or vibrant, together they make a nice match. Introducing wood into the mix can help to give the eyes something to focus on.
Because black is a deep, dark and cold color, if you want to create a welcoming ambiance in the room you might want to pair it with warm base colors and materials. Here for instance we have a very well balanced and inviting bathroom with light herringbone wooden flooring, an elegant black vanity and a glossy black washbasin as well as these amazing subway tiles that cover up two-thirds of the walls.
You can add variation to an interior design based on blacks by using different textures and finishes. Glossy black surfaces look very sleek and stylish while matte blacks have a sophisticated look.
A cool trick is to match the color of a wall to that of the furniture placed against it. You can see that being used here to some degree. The wallpaper is definitely the focal point, featuring a black background with this royal golden pattern on it. The cabinets have matching golden hardware which is a nice little detail too.
If you’re going for a more modern look, chromed finishes and stainless steel accents would look cool in combination with simple and neutral colors. Black can be an accent color for the kitchen and you can use white marble with delicate black veins for the countertops and backsplashes for a refined and sophisticated look.
There is also of course black marble which is a bit more uncommon but looks absolutely amazing. It looks gorgeous on this backsplash and goes really well with the matching black cabinetry and the sink.
As you may have noticed, one of the spaces where black feels most at home in is the kitchen which makes sense given its versatility and the fact that simplicity is often preferred in here. The fact that marble is so easily accessible means you can turn a boring color palette into a very elegant and exciting mix with minimal effort.
Black is also a color that’s often associated with glamour which inspires a lot of interesting interior designs that rely on mirrored finishes and metallic accents to make this color look glamorous.