This professional home stager and real estate photographer serving the Daytona Beach and Orlando markets keeps up with design trends. Black is back and in a big way and I’m not talking about chalkboards either.
Black is a neutral color and is known as achromatic which means without color. Black added to color creates shades; white added to color creates tints. Adding black and white together creates gray. Most of us think of black as a gloomy, negative choice reminded of funerals long gone. Conversely, black adds sophistication, mystery, magic and reminds us of the night. When used in small doses, you up the ante for contrast in any color scheme. You may have noted that our web page background is black, our photo is black and white. The logic behind this is contrast my friends. Your accessories and decorative elements come to life by becoming crisp and clear up against a black background.
Here’s our first dark source of inspirational: the moon shining brightly over the ocean. Where do you find your inspiration: Nature, an accessory, a clipping from a magazine?
Would you be brave enough to paint outdated parquet wood flooring in black?
How about tiling one bathroom wall in black tiles?
Or one wall in an otherwise entirely white kitchen? The contrast really makes the white look cleaner and brighter, doesn’t it?
You could always add a tall white shaded floor lamp against a black wall to add vertical interest.
Lest we forget about accessorizing. Adding black/white vases as an accessory item ties a black and white room together.
Or maybe you’ve gone with a black and white color scheme and want to add wow factor – red would do it. For that matter, any color used repetitively will help the eyes easily move about the space.
Thanks for dropping by and reading Bringing Back the Black in Home Interiors, brought to you by your local Daytona Beach and Orlando home stager and real estate photographer – Foxy Interiors.