Bright white kitchens have peaked in popularity, and some homeowners are instead embracing the sleek sophistication of black. In this contemporary kitchen, black Formica is paired with a Silver Shalestone backsplash and countertops. The result: a chic urban-inspired design that’s sure to impress any guest!
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For an unexpected way to incorporate black, consider bringing your favorite classroom accessory—the chalkboard—into your home. This black Formica shelving unit functions as both a display case and a handy message board, creating a quirky accent that can’t be missed.
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Do you love the mystery of the midnight sky? A glossy black ceiling can give the same illusion of inky vastness. Pair a statement ceiling with complementary accessories—like mirrors, curtains, or candelabras—for a dramatic effect.
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To play up your home’s architectural features, paint them a deep, matte black, taking a cue from the towering French doors and coffered ceiling in this stately entryway. “Black is a versatile color and can be classic, modern and edgy all at once,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Traditional design and modernity are intermixed in this arched door painted in crisp black, while mirrored accessories and yellow accents add a touch of whimsy.
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Is your room a bit too boring? A black accent wall can instantly transform the space! Whether you opt for a solid color or a fun pattern, the end result will look playful and elegant at the same time.
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Homeowners can also use dark colors to highlight linear geometry. These black, square-framed windows from Marvin Windows appeal to our sense of structure and symmetry, and highlight the home’s architecture without obscuring the view.
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Don’t shy away from black siding! If you desire a dark exterior, choose a hue with cool gray undertones, and complement it with a pitch-black door and window frames. This home, painted in Olympic's Black Magic, also incorporates plenty of white accents to brighten the overall look.
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Lush Living Space
Black looks luxurious when combined with lush jewel tones like turquoise, emerald, and jade. Take inspiration from this living room, painted in PPG Paints' Black Flame, where a range of patterns and textures provide warmth while playing off the light.
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Back to Basics
Radiate confident sophistication with a mix of shadowy dark colors and lighter neutrals. This interior capitalizes on clean lines, minimalist decor, and loads of natural light to establish a calm and refined vibe.
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Paint To It
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