In the fashion world, an all-black outfit has been considered a classic for quite some time. And yet, while style icons like Audrey Hepburn or Karl Lagerfeld embraced the look, legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour despises it. Why do the experts’ opinions range so dramatically? Because black is one of the most theatrical colors you can use in design. So what about bringing this chic shade into your home? Check out some of these looks and let me know what you think:
This classic living room is an ode to old Hollywood. The pops of white trim help to give the space definition, while complementing the graphic rug. This look might be too daring for some, but others would feel right at home cozying up with a cocktail on that gorgeous jade couch. Where do you stand…or sit?
This sleek and modern black bathroom does an excellent job of incorporating unexpected, natural elements into a minimalist design. When the walls, counters and floor in a space are all monochromatic, they tend to showcase other elements in the room. That tub is meant to be the star of the show and with black as the main color everywhere else, that’s definitely what is happening in this room.
This black and white dining room manages to blend both classic and modern features together seamlessly. While the bright molding screams traditional, the reflective black and silver elements transport us into the future, giving it a more formal feel. How do you feel about the look? Are the looks merged well enough for you or are they too contrasting for your taste?
This giant plush headboard sets the tone in this striking black bedroom. A retro feel can be found in the light fixtures, as well as the satin bedding. Black can be an extremely restful color at night, but what about reading from this bed in the morning? Would the room be too dark in the day or are you charmed by the shadowy shades?
This welcoming black kitchen is sure to make any guest feel at home. The main cabinets, island and fridge set a rich tone, while the stainless steel appliances, granite and natural light balance the room’s levels of brightness. What do you think of this dark and daring choice? Do you find it to be classic or cavernous?
What are your overall thoughts on this brave hue? Will you be designing with black in mind or are you more likely to crave a bright color after too long?