When I was in college, I briefly considered going into interior design. I took the introductory class and while I enjoyed learning about it, it definitely wasn’t where my passion was. A lot of what I learned has stuck with me though and I’ve tried to incorporate it into my home as I choose pieces for different rooms. As it turns out, black is a great choice when you want to ground a room and using it for larger pieces, such as furniture, is very common. You don’t want to overuse it, otherwise you end up with a space that is, well, dark. But used wisely and in moderation, black is a great color (or neutral if you will) to add to your color scheme.
Unfortunately for me, we built our current home right before the shift from browns and tans to the black/white/gray pallet. So our main floor is all the brown tones that were in style at the time, and our basement, which we finished a couple of years ago, is more of the bright and clean that accompanies the current trend of black, white and gray. Until we’re able to get the walls painted and some other updates made to our main floor, I’m trying to replace some of the browns with blacks to create a more cohesive look throughout our home. Below I’m sharing some of my favorite black pieces. A few I own while others (okay, most) I just wish I did. *wink*
Black in the Kitchen
Black in the Home