Black in Living Rooms:
The above photo is a modern approach to a living room. The color black is more prominent than the white in this case. The black on the walls, the floors and some on the rug and chairs plays on the contemporary aspect of the space.
This photo has more white than black and it creates more of a warm, country home feel. There is just enough black to create a crisp clean look. Stripes of black and white on the rug and pillows tie the space together.
As shown in the above photographs, black can also play key roles in intimate spaces. In the first photo the attention is drawn to the walls. The black walls is the first thing that catches your eye. With a lot of white in the space, the black warms the space. Black does not always have to equal cold, a good example of that is the second photo. The space looks very calming and the hint of yellow from the chair creates some form of excitement.
This space looks a little colder compared to the other photos shown. The hint of white and yellow help, but I think if there was more variation of color or more of one color the space would look more inviting.
I have to say I absolutely love this outdoor space! I think it embodies just the right amount of black while keeping it fresh and natural. Keeping it bright and colorful with a hint of black is important in an outdoor space. The space needs to be comfortable and inviting, I think this space is a great example of that!
This kitchen has more of a black undertone. It looks a little more grey in the photo, which isn't a bad thing! The black table and dark paint go perfectly with the bright yellow backsplash and chair. The white cabinets and stainless steel hardware create a modern and exciting kitchen. I would LOVE this kitchen in my apartment! Wouldn't you?
So, have I changed you mind on the color black? I think with a few great examples you can see how the color can transform any space into something great and give it new life! Try using black paint or a black fabric with a pop of color from a rug or a chair in your next project!