Welcome to our site, where you will find elegantly designed and styled black living rooms. When it comes to moody and sophisticated color choices, it doesn’t get any better than black. Whether you’re partial to rustic retreats or sleek, modern spaces, this color is always full of style and depth. Using this color scheme in the living room creates a sophisticated palette and incredible design.
Be sure to scroll through our curated interior photos so you can read all about the details of each design. We hope to inspire and ignite creativity on your design journey.
1. Neo-Classical Black Living Room
Gorgeous black-painted walls with built-in shelving and cabinets dominate this Neo-classical designed living room. The velvet black sofa is tucked into a nook with light sconces flanking framed art and a bookshelf above that to display books. Animal print matching armchairs for additional seating and upholstered ottomans for footstools or floating coffee tables. My favorite piece is the stone bust featured on the wall with glass cabinet doors.
2. Luxe-Infused Black Living Room
This stunning luxe designed black living room is loaded with style and moody ambience. Deep black walls with picture molding showcase gorgeous framed art and serve as a backdrop against the herringbone wood floors. A rich velvet blue sofa pairs with taupe curved chairs for ample seating, and the black textured rug adds depth and warmth. Tall French-style windows allow some natural light to filter in while the bubble-light fixture brings in more task lighting.
3. Sophisticated Countryside Black Living Room
This beautifully curated living room is exactly the space I’d envision finding upon walking into a stylish countryside home. The wool rug grounds the home decor, while the velvet sofa and armchair provide texture and softness. The blackwall color paired with the marble fireplace is just divine. Custom drapes adorn the windows and add depth to the overall design.
- Photo: johnbesslerphoto.com
4. Bold & Modern Black Living Room
This bold and modern black living room is accented with narrow wood wall panels and a geometric textured rug. The large leaning art and white ceiling are contrasted against the black decor and walls. A brown chaise sectional sofa and armchairs provide ample seating, and black matching coffee tables complete the design.
5. Minimal Scandinavian-Influenced Black Living Room
A minimal Scandinavian-style living room with black wainscoting paired with brick walls. Light wood floors and a modern gray armchair for seating. A tripod lamp brings in ambient lighting, and the French window allows natural light to stream in. Some of the other furniture items seem a bit misplaced and randomly set throughout the room.
6. Hollywood Regency-Inspired Black Living Room
Lots of texture and finishes dominate this Hollywood-regency-style living room. Matching tufted black sofa and armchairs provide ample seating, sitting on a Greek patterned rug that grounds the room. The silver nesting tables add storage and glam along with the side & console tables. Gold details on the wall and framed art on the walls add texture and visual interest to the design.
7. Stark & Minimal Black Living Room
This stark and minimal-style black living room features a black chaise sectional sofa accented with various styled throw pillows. A plush herringbone patterned rug is layered over beautiful herringbone wood floors. Black marble base nesting tables bring depth to the space, and the indoor plant brings to life.
8. Gilded-Gold Modern Black Living Room
A gold-gilded art installation compliments the black walls of this modern black living room. A massive gray print rug grounds the space, and the large modular sectional, with accent pillows, provides room for entertaining. Wall art leaning on the floor instead of hanging is very avante-garde, as well as the unusual track lighting in the ceiling.
9. Contemporary Leather-Infused Black Living Room
Contemporary open-living room decorated with a very moody and minimalist style. Featuring a brown L-shaped modular sofa with white nesting coffee tables. A diamond patterned rug brings in texture, and the large “A” art on white canvas pops off of the black walls. The windows layered with sheer gray drapes add depth to the design and allow light to stream in through the sliding door and windows.
10. Modular Black Living Room
Modular furniture dominates this black living room design. The velvet sofa and matching ottoman provide comfy seating, and there is plenty of room for guests to gather if you’re entertaining. The large glass window wall features Roman shades and blackout drapes to add privacy. High-gloss wall installations behind the sofa bring interest and conversation to the design.
11. Polished Black Living Room
This polished black accented living room features matching gold chandeliers that hang from the cathedral ceiling. In the center of the accent wall is a fireplace with a white mantel topped with framed abstract artwork. The sides of the fireplace wall are covered in black pattern wallpaper and floating shelves that display flowers. Italian-style leather chairs face each other and are paired with a velvet ottoman.
- Source: The Mine
12. Sleek Contemporary Black Living Room
A sleek contemporary living room is filled with a massive beige L-shaped sectional and a quadri-style coffee table. There are floor-to-ceiling windows covered in sheer curtains, which allow some light to stream inside. Black wood walls and textured tile ceiling add depth to the space, and the plush area rug warms up the room.
- Source: pembrooke & ives
13. Extravagant Plush Black Living Room
This plush and luxe-style living room is moody with black walls and velvet fabrics. You see a closeup look at the matching velvet sofas with brass frames and glass coffee tables and side tables. Large windows show a beautiful view of the stunning architecture across the street.
- Photo: Giacomo Morelli photographer
14. Refined Art-Filled Black Living Room
This unique yet refined art-filled living room features a black accent wall that contrasts against the white walls. A white sectional and designer modern leather chairs surround a green chevron ottoman. The furniture is layered over a yellow zigzag patterned area rug, and amazing art is hung throughout for interest.
- Source: BROWN DAVIS
15. Cultivated Traditional Black Living Room
This traditional living room is illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hangs from the beautiful coffered ceiling. A small gallery wall is hung behind the sofa, with a sunburst mirror and framed art — black walls with picture molding contrast against the white trim and tufted sofa. Black leather armchairs provide additional seating, and the weathered wood coffee table adds a bit of a farmhouse vibe to the mainly traditional style.
- Source: Jacob Hand Photography + Motion
16. Old-World Eclectic Black Living Room
Gorgeous black carved fireplace takes center stage in this old-world style living room. A pair of rust velvet armchairs are paired together in front of the fireplace and a large marble coffee table. Framed portrait art and brass sconce lighting flank the sides of the fireplace and bring texture to the design. Some eclectic touches of decor throughout add whimsy and interest to the space.
- Source: Architecture Outfit
17. Moulding-Infused Black Living Room
Transitional living room, with one white wall, is illuminated by a contemporary chandelier and natural light from the white-framed windows. It includes gray bean bag chairs and a wavy wooden coffee table.
- Source: Van Parys Architecture + Design
18. Luxe-Inspired Black Living Room
Elegant living room showcases a black textured wall fitted with a television and fireplace. It is furnished with a curved sofa, various shaped coffee tables, and a pair of white faux fur chairs over a round brown shaggy rug.
- Source: HSH Interiors
Choosing Black as a Dominant Design Color
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.
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 considered 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.
Out of the 552,888 living rooms and 14 colors analyzed, 7.75 percent (or 42,847) have black as the dominant color.
As you browse our gallery of living room designs, you will notice that many of them incorporate the color black. As you decide how to incorporate black into your living room, it’s a good idea to select a design style as well.
While black is used in some way in almost every living room design, the amount of color you use depends on the style and size of your living room.
For instance, if you have a small living room painting all of your walls black may make your living room even smaller and less inviting. Small living rooms benefit from lighter colors on the walls, but you could always paint a black accent wall or add plenty of black accents.
You can also put a lighter color on the top half of the wall and black on the bottom half to create the illusion of more space.
All-over black works best in larger living rooms, such as an Industrial or Modern style living rooms or even a Home Theater. The dark color can help to make a large living room feel and look more inviting.
Using Accent Colors
Whether you’re using black paint colors, filling your living room with black furniture, or even going for a Monochromatic look, you’ll want to include some accent colors to balance out the room.
One of the nice things about using black as a dominant design color is that most colors work well with black paint. White trim and even the right wood tones can make a black living room look sophisticated, warm, and inviting.
Painting accent colors help balance out a black living room, but you can also add some accent colors in rugs, drapes, artwork, or even furniture.