Mysterious and bold, black makes a statement by being a blank slate. It is the absorption of all color, a design chameleon of sorts. Depending on how you layer black with other colors in a space, the mood can shift dramatically. “It brings depth and mood where there is none, architecture where it is lacking, and contrast within a room,” says interior designer Patrick Mele. Want to go dark? Mele suggests painting a wall (or entire space) for major impact, or integrating the darkest hue as an accent, such as a black lacquered lampshade or an iron curtain rod. “Like a leather bomber or a LBD, black is eternally chic in décor.” 
Where to Eat
The places to soak up your favorite palette, from a cozy Brooklyn bar to an airy Melbourne bistro.
Little King, Brooklyn
The Town Mouse, Melbourne, Australia
Romita Comedor, Mexico City
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Dreamy color moments to surround yourself in.
Le Roche, Paris
The 7th Room, Treehotel, Sweden
Blakes Hotel, London

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Black-hued decor inspirations.
Alexander Wang, New York City
Jo Malone, London

Explore These Natural Wonders
Go outside to get your dark fix.
Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland
Craters of the Moon, Arco, Idaho
Stargazing in the Atacama Desert, Chile