Back to Black

I am recently finding myself being drawn to darker hues more and more. Something about the way it gives incredible depth to a space and offsets art so beautifully intrigues me. From dark and moody walls to fire-place surrounds, black, mid-night blue, charcoal and dark chocolate is about making a statement. Feature image via

bedrooms-cool-boys-bedroom-interior-design-idea-with-black-wall-and-red-cabinets-boys-bedroomsThis boy’s room with its midnight blue walls and shiny red lockers is amazing. Even though this is not a very big space and the ceiling is at a standard height, the dark colour makes the room cosy and comfortable instead of claustrophobic as one might expect. Via

amazing-black-blue-kids-bedroom-interior-with-small-study-table-and-teddy-bear-with-fabric-decoration-in-ceilingAnother beautiful kids’ bedroom where the walls and floor are done in a seamless pale blue with the ceiling and furniture in deep charcoal. Because the ceiling is so high, it works extremely well in a dark colour. Via Legalizelovebug.

black-interior-designers-antiqueinterior-design-ideas-the-black-room-bathroom-cozy-relax-black-room-design-ideasStunning and dramatic bathroom in deep chocolate with gold and yellow accents. So decadent, you almost want to eat it! Via

black-interior-design-ideas-24A perfect example of why the classic black&white combination is classic: cause it just works! And when you throw in an accent colour {like the red flowers} it creates the most amazing background against which to pop. By Elle Decor via Shelterness.

chalk-board-paint-used-to-add-a-stylish-black-accent-wall-to-the-teen-bedroomIf solid black makes you nervous, then breaking it with a decal or stencil to create a mural is a great option. Via Iondecorating.

minimalist-dark-interior-designDark colours make striking backgrounds not only for paintings, but also for objects. This vase and sculpture collection on a mantle via Iroonie. Beautiful.

teenagers-boys-bedroom-ideas-with-black-interior-design-as-well-as-striped-wall-stickers-with-black-curtains-and-orange-bean-bag-chairAnother great example of black with a twist: a teen’s room via Ezpong. The striped effect can be achieved either with paint or by using different thicknesses of duct tape. See my Washi-tape post for some more tape-inspiration!

traditional-black-and-white-bedroomA dramatic boudoir via Iroonie. I love how the black and white pictures and sketches above  the bed looks like they are lit because they are against a dark background. And if you are afraid that it will make the room too dark, add oversized mirrors like the ones above the chests of drawers.

stella&henry 2And what about a black nursery? This stunning space is brightened with a colourful rug, prints and crocheted blanket. By Stella&Henry. While the colours are bright and cheery, the dark wall calms things down. Perfect for a snooze!

Keep an eye out for my latest 1K Creative Challenge post  – I gave in to my dark temptation!




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