How to Add Black to Your Interiors for Sophisticated Style

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Sophisticated black home interior
Sophisticated black home interior (arxip)

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when retailers make heavy reductions in prices and Christmas shoppers flock to the stores to get the best deals.  Well, for those of you who prefer a calm, relaxing Black Friday away from the chaos, here is the interior design equivalent to Black Friday with tips on how to add black to your interiors for sophisticated style.

Black and yellow living room is sophisticated and chic
Black and yellow living room is sophisticated and chic (idesignarch)

By just adding a touch of black to a room, the space is elevated.  Black lends dimension and enhances color and shape.  Using black in a room is the equivalent to placing a photograph or artwork in a black frame.  It brings out the nuances of the design.

Black accented ceiling and window treatments add sophistication and drama
Black accented ceiling and window treatments add sophistication and drama (Houzz)
Small touches of black in an interior make big impact
Small touches of black in an interior make big impact (valentinohomes.ca)
Black furnishings and accents ground this space
Black furnishings and accents ground this space (desiretoinspire.net)

Black and white is a classic color scheme that is like slipping into a little black dress or putting on a tuxedo with a crisp white shirt.  It is elegant, refined and very sophisticated.  Go for an even balance of black and white or create a space that is predominantly black and accent it with white trim or furniture.  Mix patterns of black and white textiles and accessories for more depth and interest.  Use a third color as a small accent to provide pops of unexpected color throughout the room.

Black and white interior
Black and white interior (ihousepict)
Black and white interior is dramatic and sophisticated
Black and white interior is dramatic and sophisticated (afremovblog)
Dramatic black and white living room
Dramatic black and white living room (decoist)
Black and white is a classic
Black and white is a classic (Houzz)
Dramatic black and white entry
Dramatic black and white entry (Houzz)
Chic and sophisticated black and white interior
Chic and sophisticated black and white interior (decoist)
Black and white interior is modern and chic
Black and white interior is modern and chic (room.ideas)

Adding gold to a black interior heightens the drama and the elegance.  Gold accents on black furniture, decorative accessories and lighting in gold are fine compliments to a black interior.

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Dramatic black and gold wall
Dramatic black and gold wall (guupress)

Black walls make a perfect backdrop for artwork.  Mixing tones of gray with black create a very tailored look.  Using a gloss finish on black painted walls highlights the space and adds drama.  It brings out the colors of the room.  Black walls with vibrant colors is a stunning mix.  Traditional paneling painted black is a powerful statement for a study or home office.

Black walls give this room drama and chic sophistication
Black walls give this room drama and chic sophistication (interiordeisgnipedia)
Black walls are a dramatic backdrop for art
Black walls are a dramatic backdrop for art (Elle Décor)
Beautiful black room
Beautiful black room (digsdigs)

With black stainless steel entering the kitchen market trend, black kitchens are on the rise and more elegant than ever.  Combine white solid surface countertops with black cabinetry and appliances for a sleek, refined look.

Stylish black kitchen
Stylish black kitchen (mylusciouslife)
Sleek and stylish black kitchen
Sleek and stylish black kitchen (decobizz)
Elegant black kitchen
Elegant black kitchen (decorcology)

The powder room is the perfect space to try out a little black if you’re not yet ready to embrace it fully.  The powder room’s limited space allows you to create a look on a smaller scale before trying it elsewhere in the home.

Elegant black and gold powder room
Elegant black and gold powder room (decoist)
Elegant black powder room
Elegant black powder room (decoist)

Using black in your interiors creates a sophisticated elegance.  Black brings out the other colors in the room and enhances the shapes of furniture and accessories.  It envelopes a room and grounds the space.  It is the frame for the artwork that is your room.  Celebrate your Black Friday by adding black to your décor and avoid all the chaos out in the retail world.

 

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