If you’re like most people, then black would hardly be the first color to cross your mind when it comes to picking up a paint shade. The color can be too striking, too intimidating and too strong. Yet on the flip side, choosing black for a room color can have its set of advantages.
As a neutral, it can team up with just about any color and produce a stunning, dramatic effect. Top choice would be the black and white combo which creates a timeless classy look.
While it can come off as morbid and cavernous, men have come to gravitate to this color for its masculine appeal. The black and hot pink combo has also become popular among women. When used the right way, it can make your room look opulent and elegant.
1. Black kitchen with silver backsplash
The color combination of this industrial-style kitchen achieve the urban chic appeal. Black creates a splendid look when paired with metallic gold, silver or copper. Used in the kitchen, the color is also a smart way to cover up parts that are unsightly.
Colors used with black in this room: Grey and white.
Black dominates this large home office from the coffered ceiling to the walls. This creates a sleek, smart and powerful aura with a sophisticated mysterious vibe mixed in. Natural lighting from the large windows and the wooden flooring add warmth to the space.
3. Black bathroom with gilded linings
This bathroom feels luxurious. All that was needed to create this effect is black on walls and floors and some golden touch. The gilded chandelier, vanity mirror, wall sconces and sink cap off the ritzy look.
Colors used with black in this room: Brown and white.
4. Scandinavian bedroom with black walls
A black wall doesn’t make this Scandinavian bedroom look gloomy or cavernous at all. In fact, it perfectly complements the crisp white ceiling and bed. Black pumps more life into this room and brings just the right contrast.
Colors used with black in this room: Grey and brown.
5. Black and white kitchen
A black and white combination create a soothing atmosphere for this modern eat-in-kitchen. Black is a good choice for countertops and cabinetry as it creates a sophisticated look. It’s also a smart choice for the floor since it balances the color scheme.
Colors used with black in this room: Grey, brown and green.
The graphite stone wall blends with the smooth black shower walls for a textured look. The combo also imitates an outdoor setting with the double waterfall shower. The recessed lights mimics the sunlight like rays of light in a cave.
Colors used with black in this room: Grey.
7. Black dining room with white wainscoting
This dining room’s dark walls paired with white-painted wainscoting looks serene. The black walls work to make the white accents pop. The black and white combo also create a familiar classy look while the lengthy white-framed mirror duo add an unconventional pair to the room.
8. Black and red dining room
Black paired up with pops of bloody red results to a striking look. The bold dramatic colors hold their own in this eclectic room with plenty of interesting pieces to visually feast on.
Black can also be a good color choice even for Traditional-styled rooms. In this case, a Traditional-style bedroom utilizes a black-printed interior wallpaper. The color blends with the warm tones of brown accent pieces for a relaxing effect.
Here’s a contemporary kitchen that looks even more stylish with just a simple color combination. The black elements in the kitchen looks sleek while the smooth angular lines and medium-toned wooden ceiling and floor add beauty and simplicity to the overall look.
Here’s another sample of how black can be used to make lighter colors such as white pop out even more. The rich darkness of the walls create a dramatic atmosphere evened out by the crisp whiteness of the bed and floor. It’s a play between light and dark without too much visual distraction in the room.
All the colors in this foyer combine for a showcase of elegance and luxury. The black and white pair off has always been a classic hit for interior design. Black also serves as a solid backdrop that makes the metallic gold accents shine out even more.
Despite the room’s black ceiling beams and walls, it doesn’t look morbid at all. Even when there’s a large picture of a skull framed as a centerpiece behind the home office desk. The floor-to-ceiling window that streams ample natural light and crisp white accent pieces all make this room look friendly yet regal.
14. Modern dining room with black accent wall
You can use black as an accent wall for a sense of drama. Or like in this modern dining room, as a backdrop that would highlight not just the artpiece hung at the center of the wall but also the double chandeliers and even the dining table set as well.
The interplay of black in this white master bedroom adds visual interest to the room. The color makes the lighter shades stand out even more. Without it, the room can look dull and bland.
Here’s a classic black and white combo. The bathroom is littered with numerous displays and items all aesthetically held together with the duo color combination. White takes up more space to add visual space and to keep the bathroom light and airy-looking. Black neatly ties the visual pieces together.
Colors used with black in this room: Grey.
Software used for the black color analysis: Tineye.com