Decorating With Color: Back to Black

Black walls and decor don’t have to be cold and foreboding; with just the right amount of balance (and sometimes guts!) black can give your home warmth and elegance.

A black door is almost as classic and timeless as a wood door. This one opens to a bright
and airy entryway, which is the perfect complement to the dark threshold.

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The grains in the wood of this staircase are enhanced by the black risers and hand railing.
This beautiful combination would look even more beautiful in an entry with a black door!

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Black cabinets – or maybe just an island – in your country kitchen can present a real wow factor
when topped with a wood or light countertop. The lack of upper cabinets gives the black a chance
to open the space rather than make it feel claustrophobic.

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If statement walls are your thing, try a solid black wall in a living room or bedroom. Adding wall art or books (in the case of this built in and fireplace), allows the black color to add depth to the entire room.

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Subtle black additions can also also create a grand look in your home. Windowsills,
counter trim and tiles will give any room a classic, clean feel. The same goes with
black furniture; combine with gold or antiqued accents for timeless appeal.

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If you’re not quite ready to add black paint to the walls or furniture of your most lived-in rooms,
try it out in a pantry, closet or laundry room. You may be surprised at how charming it looks.
And if you aren’t convinced, you won’t have to stress (too much) about covering it up.

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