When everyone seems to be heading in one direction, I find myself going in another just to broaden my horizons. I think of it as a great exercise for keeping an open mind to many more possibilities. After all my job relies on my ability to editthe best I can. Therefore, at an age where organic vibes are all over, I have decided to share with you some gorgeous interiors decorated with black accents. Going against the trend currents every now always pays off and these are some bold and undeniably chic interiors or vignettes.
Image: DelightFULL. Matheny is the name of this chandelier that makes this stunning office glow so brilliantly.
They’re all stunning with a strong sense of luxury that prove that black is a lot more than just a color – it’s a mindset – a way of life if you like. Obviously, living in any monochromatic scheme connotes a strong personality. And in this case, this touch of black will certainly not go unnoticed. They provoke engagement and an underground formality, but that’s just part of their fascinating mysterious enchantment. Luxurious furnishings, fantastic wallpapers and statement lighting come together to provoke engagement.
Image: Essential Home. A moodboard based on black decor with gold accents. Timeless and precious.
Image: Cult Furniture. Black velvet – need I say more? Can you resist it? This velvet upholstered Heather lounge chair paired with those neutral grays is a great contemporary mix and match.
Image DelightFULL. Now I just had to share with you this gorgeous entryway. At first glance, you might say classic, but if you take a closer look then you might notice that golden chandelier that gives it all a contemporary jazzy spin! It’s all in the details!
Image DelightFULL. Adding touches of black can upgrade any space. In this case, this colorful living room looks a lot more sophisticated because of those black decor elements.
Image DelightFULL. Would you mind having a reading corner like this? I sure wouldn’t and love both the Torchiere as a floor lamp and the accent painting in an off black frame that stand out against with white paneling. The hardwood floor in a natural oak color grounds it all so well.
Image Cult Furniture. A touch of black in a kitchen goes a long way. The stove, the island and those beautiful bar stools align to create a catching center axis across this kitchen turning up its sophistication level.
Image by DelightFULL. A black and white kitchen as this one, has my heart pounding a lot faster. I love the black kitchen island with the Coltrone pendant light over it that gives it a twist. When the backsplash is the same color and material as the countertop then it always exudes a flair of great style.
Image DelightFULL. It is possible to have a modern ambiance even in a bathroom with retro glamour. Take as an example this one.
Image: DelightFULL. This bathroom may seem like a classic with the free standing tub, but the black and white accent wallpapered wall and the light chandelier over it take everything to a whole new level.
Image: Brabbu Design Forces. This bathtub combines Ibiza marble and wood and turn this piece in one everlasting exclusive visual experience!
Image: Orchid Furniture. The Chinese Wedding Cabinet. This gorgeous piece of furniture is both decorative and functional and great if you’re into a mix and match kind of aesthetic.
Image: Rug’Society. Now this is a wallpaper that will haunt me for a long time!
Image: The French Bedroom Co. The power of color coordination is definitely overpowering this vignette with sophistication.
Image: DelightFULL. A sophisticated living room with accent art images, gorgeous lights and well balanced layering is the ultimate design goal, just like this one.
Before I bid you farewell for the long awaited weekend, I would like to comment on the fact that going for black accents requires a great sense of style and skill. It may look easy enough to pull off all these gorgeous effects by throwing black decor elements in the mix and hoping that it works.
But, make no mistake that these interiors have been well planned out, edited and put together. Nothing is randomly thrown in. Black requires careful curating and editing so that it may look as gorgeous as these examples. It needs to be balanced with other saturated hues for starters. But once you nail this style, then it will work for you for a lifetime no matter what the trends may dictate…
So, dare to go black? Let me know!! 🙂
(If you still need some inspiration then this lookbook has some great examples).