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Black accent walls, ceilings, furniture – black is making a comeback. Similar to the little black dress, this color can be casual or elegant, depending on the accessories. It’s the boldest color, and yet it’s also neutral, making it the perfect choice when decorating. Here are some of the trendiest ways to use the color in your next decorating project.
Create a cozy, calming atmosphere
According to Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager for the
Use it as a statement color
Black Flame is the
Accent a wall
While the color black has gained popularity over the past few years, Andrea Magno,
Highlight windows and ceilings
You can use the color to define certain spaces and also direct the eye in a certain direction. Magno says that black trim is becoming popular, and that even a small amount of the color on trim and windows contrasts well with light-colored walls. “Sheen also plays a role with black paint, because a high sheen will be more apparent on a darker color as the highlights on the surface will appear more defined, while a lower sheen will complement a dark color by making a surface look very rich.”
Accent interior doors
Schlotter says that interior doors have become the new accent wall in the house. “Painting interior doors offers a great opportunity to showcase the door or just add some interest in a room,” she says. In this instance, the white trim keeps the area from being too dark.
Make your kitchen glamorous
This kitchen has a black backsplash, countertops, cabinets and trim. But, if you’re not ready for a full makeover, you can still use this color on a budget. “Modernize your kitchen by incorporating black matte lower cabinets with upper open shelving, adding sophistication and elegance into your cooking space,” Schlotter advises.
Create a stylish powder room
It’s a myth that small places should only be painted light colors. “Dark colors, like black, can be perfect for smaller spaces, like a powder room, making it unexpected and on-trend,” Schlotter says. “You will be the talk of the neighborhood by being so bold — and it will look amazing.”
Use as a flooring option
According to Texas-based designer
While it may seem like a daunting color, Magno says that it can produce amazing results — when you use it in a way that best suits both the room and your design goals.
Don’t forget hardware and fixtures
According to Lyndsey Dianne, the owner and operator of
How will you be using this color of the year in your next design?