Black Is Beautiful: Classic Color For Your Walls


Ever thought about painting one of your rooms black?  Or does that thought make you cringe?  When my daughter first told me she wanted to paint her bedroom black and her closet hot pink I know I cringed.  A black bedroom for my sweet, happy go lucky girl?  But, finally she convinced me and the end result was nothing short of spectacular.  Black walls, crystal chandeliers, hot pink closet with a black chandelier…….it turned out fabulous and now I’m sold on black.    Take a look at some of these spaces below and see if you don’t agree.


How’s this for classic elegance?


Love this gold accent color with the black and white.


This is more of a gray black.  It looks fabulous with this cream.


Paired with crisp white….clean, sleek, beautiful.


Look how this teal blue pops with all the black and white.  Love that!


Black works great with a clean and modern style…






Or a more traditional style.  Love this red thrown in the mix.




You can mix simple woods….


Or go glam.







Decorating with black is a very bold and powerful thing!  And, when softened with cream or white, any color of the rainbow works great with it as your accent color.  Don’t be afraid to experiment in your own home.  You can see from these photo’s that it’s certainly not dreary – and it doesn’t create a dark, gloomy cave like people tend to think.  In fact just the opposite – it creates a cozy, classic, elegant space that you can dress up or down; leave simple or add that pop of color.  So I say go for it!

( And, in case you’re wondering why my daughter’s adorable room isn’t on here it’s because her room is a mess and I just don’t have it in me to clean it up for a picture!  Sorry!  But, one of these days I will do a blog on the whole process.  It really did turn out great.  This time I have to admit she was right.)

Happy Decorating!

5 comments for “Black Is Beautiful: Classic Color For Your Walls

  1. Becky
    May 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    My playroom is crying to become the media room in this post. Perfection!

  2. May 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Love that media room and the sexy room with the zebra rug!! Great inspiration, thanks for sharing!!

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  4. February 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I love black and have yet to have a client call and say it was a mistake. It is like such a cool secret – how great it is. [BTW do you know where you got the image of the room with windows on both sides???]

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