Fresh Ideas for Your Home
April 2015 from Hunter Douglas
A touch of black is a design necessity.
It’s a tried-and-true design adage that
every room needs just a smidgeon of black..
There’s something about adding just one element of black to a room that anchors the room and enhances the other colors. You and your guests may not even notice the touch of black, but it does make a difference.
Black is a powerful color, so a little goes a long way in adding drama, sophistication, seriousness or masculinity. And one of the best things about black is that it never goes out of style, even as other colors rise and fall in popularity, so your black accents will probably outlast all your other design elements!
Black goes well with so many colors, especially cream or any off-white – or even pure, snowy white. It also looks beautiful with bold jewel tones and soft pastels. Today, some people are even decorating with black as the primary color in their design scheme, but be cautious about using too much black – it can be overpowering.
Ideas for a touch of black include:
Frames for paintings, photographs or mirrors
Granite or marble countertops in the kitchen or bath
Lamps or lampshades
Upholstery fabric – in moderation
Lacquer moldings around windows and doors
A valance, top treatment or drapery rod
Leather-covered walls or wall coverings
The inside surfaces of a built-in shelving system
Wrought iron for stair railings or bed frames
Anchor your home decor by adding a splash of black in every room this spring.