Black is the New White

While white has been on trend for a few years now, the pendulum is quickly swinging in the far opposite direction to our favorite, black. You may be comfortable going bold and painting your entire room black, or you may only be ready for a few smaller accent pieces. Wherever you land, we’ve rounded up a some ideas for how you can incorporate this fun new trend in your space.

  1. Wall Color   Painting your entire room black creates a bold dramatic look that we're all for. But if you don't feel comfortable committing to that much black, consider painting just your ceiling and upper part of your walls. Pair it with white wainscoting for a crisp textural layer that'll help brighten up the space. Make sure to carry white throughout the room to balance the black and white combo. Have fun with textures like they did here with the chair furs and table. Then to make sure the room doesn't feel like it's toppling over, bring white up to the top of the room like you see here with the artwork and pendant lights. Layer the room with a bold rug to give the space a pop of color. 

1. Wall Color

Painting your entire room black creates a bold dramatic look that we're all for. But if you don't feel comfortable committing to that much black, consider painting just your ceiling and upper part of your walls. Pair it with white wainscoting for a crisp textural layer that'll help brighten up the space. Make sure to carry white throughout the room to balance the black and white combo. Have fun with textures like they did here with the chair furs and table. Then to make sure the room doesn't feel like it's toppling over, bring white up to the top of the room like you see here with the artwork and pendant lights. Layer the room with a bold rug to give the space a pop of color. 

  2. Tile   Try tiling your bathroom floor in black, like here with a 8" hexagon shape. We love how they used white grout to give it another layer, and created a smooth transition between the shower and rest of the bathroom floor. This seamless look makes the floor the focal point of the room. Bringing in a wood countertop and plant softens the look.

2. Tile

Try tiling your bathroom floor in black, like here with a 8" hexagon shape. We love how they used white grout to give it another layer, and created a smooth transition between the shower and rest of the bathroom floor. This seamless look makes the floor the focal point of the room. Bringing in a wood countertop and plant softens the look.

  3. Sinks + Countertops + Splashes    While brass has been trendy for a year or so now, we’re loving it combined with black on black on black. Can’t afford a black marble sink? Doing a black granite undermount can achieve the same look as long as you use black cabinetry, countertops and backsplash.

3. Sinks + Countertops + Splashes

While brass has been trendy for a year or so now, we’re loving it combined with black on black on black. Can’t afford a black marble sink? Doing a black granite undermount can achieve the same look as long as you use black cabinetry, countertops and backsplash.

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 4. Furniture + Hardware   For a less permanent way to incorporate black into your space bring in some black furniture and hardware. We love how these black couches and light fixture create bold statements without overpowering the space. 

4. Furniture + Hardware 

For a less permanent way to incorporate black into your space bring in some black furniture and hardware. We love how these black couches and light fixture create bold statements without overpowering the space. 

 
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