People are often hesitant in using black hues for their homes. If you are one of them, let us change your opinion with a fine selection of black interior design ideas that will show you a different kind of beauty. Gaze upon the subtlety and details of the dark themes and discover an aesthetic that gets better the longer you look at it.
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Black Interior Color Examples
1. Black Living Rooms
Black is a powerful color that represents sophistication, elegance, and style. It’s a classic color that many homeowners use for accenting throughout a living room. If you’ve thought about incorporating more black in your living room, there are ways to do it without making it feel like you’re trying to darken out any light. While the color black is classic and essential to many color schemes, it can also have a lot of negative associations. In interior design, black is intended to represent and evoke positive thoughts and feelings.
This living room offers a black L-shape sofa along with stylish black center tables set on a white and black rug covering the hardwood flooring.
Minimalist black living room featuring black tiles flooring, a gray area rug and a black couch matching the black center table.
This living room offers a stylish wall design along with brown leather seats set on the large tiles flooring.
A spacious living room featuring black walls and black set of sofa with matching black throw pillows. The center tables are finished in black as well.
Large living room featuring black walls matching the black sofa set on the hardwood flooring topped by a gray rug.
Spacious living space featuring a black sofa set with a black ottoman and black window curtains. The hardwood flooring is finished in dark as well.
A living room featuring black walls and hardwood flooring, along with a fireplace.
This black living room managed to be bright despite the black palette that dominates the room. This is due to the abundance of glass walls, glass doors and windows that bring in natural light reflecting on the matt white flooring.
This elegant living room has black and white patterns dominating the wallpaper and the area rug underneath the white modern coffee table. The two comfortable sofas follow this theme with white cushions and black wooden legs that contrast the white flooring.
The elegant French cushioned sofa perfectly blends in with the smooth black walls and black wooden doors. The elegance is augmented by the hanging golden chandelier that illuminates the wooden fireplace at the corner topped with a wall-mounted mirror.
2. Black Primary Bedrooms
The primary bedroom is not the first place we show off to guests and home visitors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the room luxurious so we can fall asleep at night in beautiful surroundings. Many home designers are choosing to make black their focal point, a color that is both powerful and stylish, without being overly busy. When you choose to decorate your inner chambers with black, it creates a bold statement design that manages to be authoritative and powerful while evoking strong emotions as well. As a result, this color scheme can boost your self-confidence while increasing your overall sense of possibilities, resulting in wide-reaching effects over your entire life.
Primary bedroom boasting elegant walls lighted by fancy wall lights.
Spacious primary bedroom featuring black walls and black floors, along with a matching black bed.
This primary bedroom offers a black large bed with potted green plants on the sides adding color to the black-themed room.
This primary bedroom features black and gray walls along with a modish and handsome-looking chair with a footrest.
A primary bedroom featuring a large black bed frame set on a large black area rug covering the hardwood flooring.
Modern primary bedroom featuring black wall and floors, along with a black bed frame.
This primary bedroom is surrounded by black walls with attractive wall decors. The gray flooring is topped by area rugs.
Medium-sized primary bedroom featuring a black wall and smooth tiles flooring topped by an area rug.
Primary bedroom offering a white bed setup surrounded by black walls. The white flooring is topped by a black area rug.
A primary bedroom boasting walls finished in matte black. The hardwood flooring is topped by a black area rug.
3. Black Dining Rooms
A black color theme in the dining room area can create a look that is modern and chic, Asian, or traditionally themed. Black is often contrasted with white, and together these colors are a dynamic duo can work together to introduce interesting patterns, textures, and depth within a room. Black color schemes in the dining room can appear very modern. Solid black furniture in sleek, fluidly symmetrical designs are in keeping with midcentury modern design, which is what “modern” design is referring to. This style draws inspiration from the interior design trends of the 1930’s to 70’s. Solid black features such as chairs, a table, or throw rug are in line with the practical, clean, simple mod style.
A black-themed dining room featuring an oval dining table paired with black chairs, set on a black area rug covering the hardwood flooring.
A dining area featuring black walls with multiple framed wall decors. The rustic dining table set is situated on top of a stylish area rug.
A black-themed dining room featuring a glass top dining table set on the hardwood flooring. The room offers multiple bookshelves and a fireplace.
Dining room featuring black and white walls, along with a black dining table and chairs set with a shade of white, set on a large area rug and is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.
A dining room featuring a stylish dining table set paired with black modish chairs matching the black flooring.
A dining room boasting an elegant dining table set surrounded by black walls and is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.
4. Black Primary Bathrooms
Black isn’t a popular choice as a bathroom theme, especially for small bathrooms. However, if you want a classic and timeless look for your bathroom, then a black theme can be your best choice. Be sure to pair a black theme with bright colors. White is the most popular pair for the color black, but you can try yellow as well.
This black bathroom has the genius design of having a couple of walls be completely covered with mirrors. This mirror reflects the other two black walls and was able to brighten up the bathroom by reflecting the white lights of the cathedral white ceiling.
The shower area of this bathroom has black marble walls and flooring that extend to the rest of the bathroom. This black marble flooring is matched with the countertop of the vanity area that has white built-in cabinets and drawers.
This black bathroom has layers of sleek elegance. First is the white ceiling that follows the round lay of the room. Second is the walls that are totally dominated by mirrors and a bright window looking over the bathtub. The third is the sleek black-tiled flooring that totally elevates the aesthetic to whole new heights.
The centerpiece of this black bathroom is the freestanding white bathtub by the floor-to-ceiling frosted windows that makes the bathtub glow against the black walls and black flooring. This is paired with a modern and minimalistic white floating vanity area.
The bathtub has a black and white design that matches the toilet and the checkered flooring of this black primary bathroom. The walls are a whole different story of elegance with its subtle patterns within the black background which is augmented by a white tray ceiling.
The white bathtub perfectly contrasts the black marble housing it that extends to the walls. The showerhead appears invisible against the intricate gold patterns of the wall above the bathtub. This gold and black theme is also applied to the vanity area.
The walls of this bathroom have several sections of different materials. One part has a dark gray laminate that contrasts the white textured backsplash. Lastly, a strip of the walls is covered by frameless mirrors that work well with the white bathtub.
This is a chic black bathroom with elements of purple mixed in with the black and gray palette of the room. The bathtub that is covered with mirror tiles like a disco ball is a perfect fit for its spot by the massive windows. This makes the natural light reflect on the rest of the room.
The two walls flanking the room has black tile that extends to the black ceiling. This is paired with white grout to emphasize the lines. The contrast comes from the brightness of the vanity area and the bathtub paired with hardwood flooring.
5. Black Kitchens
It’s easy to swing and miss when you try to incorporate black kitchen design ideas. The difference between successful uses of black color in the kitchen and unsuccessful uses lies in abundance. A kitchen that has too many things that are black colored—wood floors, cabinets, appliances, drawers—is more likely to seem like a dungeon than a place of delicious productivity. The other undesirable alternative is a kitchen where black is used for cabinets and trims in an overly formal yet not-quite-perfect way. The goal is to use black in your kitchen design such that you get the sophistication of the color without the negative absorption of natural and artificial light.
Modish kitchen featuring black kitchen counter and island with a modish bar stools.
Spacious L-shape kitchen featuring black kitchen counters and countertops. The room features hardwood flooring.
Black-themed kitchen featuring a stylish black island with wooden top set on the herringbone-style hardwood flooring.
A kitchen featuring black counters and cabinetry. The kitchen counters and island feature brown countertops.
Black-themed kitchen featuring a black island with a gray granite countertop. It also offers black kitchen counters and cabinetry.
Spacious kitchen featuring black cabinetry, kitchen counters and an island with a yellow tone.
Spacious dine-in kitchen featuring black hardwood flooring and a black dining table for four.
An L-shape kitchen featuring black cabinetry and kitchen counters with a gold accent lighted by a glamorous chandelier.
Spacious dine-in kitchen featuring black kitchen island and black dining table set along with the hardwood flooring.
Black kitchen with a pink accent. It features white tiles flooring and a white ceiling. The kitchen also features a black island, black kitchen counters, and black cabinetry.
6. Black Foyer
This is a simple black foyer with smooth black walls extending to a low cathedral ceiling. The elegant black wooden door has an intricate wooden art on its face that stands out against the uniformity of the black elements and the patterns of the beige flooring.
This elegant foyer has black walls that are complemented by dark wood flooring and contrasted by white wooden moldings that line the floor and walls. The dark-walled end of the hallway is adorned with a white marble console table with a table lamp and artworks on it.
This foyer has dark walls and yet still managed to be bright and airy due to its high cove ceiling and the white wooden main door that has sidelights and transom windows made of glass. This brings in an abundance of natural light that reflects on the shiny marble flooring.
This foyer has a timeless elegance to it that is also filled with history. The walls have wooden finishings that are painted black and complemented by massive French windows that go all the way up to the high ceiling. This gives the foyer its bright and airy demeanor.
This is a small foyer that is complemented by glass walls that brightens up the dark marble flooring and the dark wooden ceiling that has exposed wooden beams. From one of these beams hangs the elegant jellyfish chandelier that adorns the stairway to the lower levels.
The black wooden door of this simple foyer has an arched top. The sidelights of this main door follow the lay of the arched door with glass panels framed with dark wood. The door matches the patterns of the dark wallpaper and the console table on one side that has built-in apothecary drawers.
This dark walled foyer is adorned with a modern low bench painted as black as the walls. This is topped with a wall-mounted minimalist white artwork illuminated by the pin lights of the black tray ceiling. There is a dramatic Buddhist statuette on the next room that adds flair to this foyer.
The patterned dark and white marble flooring of this elegant foyer is topped with a modern round black table in the middle. It has a decorative rock on top of it that contrasts the steampunk brass chandelier hanging from the gray-striped ceiling that complements the black walls.
This is a grand foyer that has a delicate balance between black and white elements. The white flooring is topped with a round wooden black table. There is a peculiar white funnel lighting hanging from the black ceiling that is surrounded by white beams. The spiral staircase also follows this aesthetic.
This small black foyer is given a high ceiling to compensate for the small floor space. This vertical space is adorned with a large transom window that illuminates the pair of hanging pendant lights in the shape of diamonds. There are also various wall-mounted artworks that brighten up the dark wall.