My Obsession w/Black Continues: Charcoal Walls…

{Delight by Design}

Once dubbed as depressing and gothic is now becoming all the rage in interior design. So KNOW that I’m thrilled to see my favorite color played up on wall space. One may think it’s too dark and heavy but indulge in the pics of this post for a minute and see if you change your mind. You may not be ready for it but someone else is & fabulous rooms have been created because of it. Take the first example. That room is all sorts of sexy. Creating a border with mirrors? Genius…

{The Glam Lamb}

The gold art really picks up the grains of the wood floors & pops with the black walls. I love how streamlined the look is when art is paired up in rows of 3s. See more in my Pictures Done in Multiples post. Painting the backs of the bookshelves in gray prevents the black accessories from disappearing. I also like the selection of pillows and incorporating a camel color for the chairs…

I had a visualgasm at the sight of this tufted zebra gorgeous chair. Yall know I like my zebra stuff as much as black. I need it in my life. I can completely imagine how comfortable this must be. If you look in the mirrored reflection, you’ll see another standout piece that is the lucite desk table. And the porky pine spiked details brings a little bit of whimsy to the space…

Airy window treatments and multiple light sources (wall sconces, ceiling fixture and lamp) will  keep this room from being too dark. A few splashes of color from the pillows, books & orchid brings in some spunk. Though I’d love to see a few more accessories on the desk in fuchsia…

{Made by Girl}

Granted, this is a dark space but I still like it and I especially LOVE the way the photos line the mantel. This is the way you can display family photos without looking dated. Simply use same frame colors and same mat & sepia toned or black and white pics and viola. Other modern ideas on family portraits found in my Wall Art Inspiration Dos and Donts post…

{Chicago Home}

The peanut butter Chesterfield sofa is so masculine that paired with this charcoal wall makes me think this would be a perfect smokers room for sitting where cigars will be lit & cognac sipped…

Continue reading for more great inspiration…

{Pulp Design Studios}

{Desire to Inspire}

Graphic art in bold colors works really well with the black wall…

{Desire to Inspire}

Pairing white wainscoting with black paint prevents the room from feeling heavy…

{Decor Pad}

Notice two full sofas placed parallel to the fireplace. Goes to show you, you don’t have to do the typical sofa, love seat & chair arrangement. If you have the space and entertain frequently, break the rules & go for two full ones…

So can you see yourself painting walls black? If so, what colors would you use to jazz it up?

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Ottavia says:

    I love the last photo. This design makes me think about Sige Gold, the italian company. Amazing design

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