Decorating & Design
Decorating with black
Design’s most dramatic shade makes a huge comeback in everything from ebony floors to charcoal walls.
Black on white
Black and white paired together can create some incredibly timeless looks. In this room, black is contrasted against white to play up the room’s modern attributes, with the darker hue taking centre stage in the lacquered table and leather bench.
Trade in floor-to-ceiling white for the timeless elegance of black with richly painted walls – just remember to give the space plenty of natural light and reflective surfaces to veer it away from feeling dreary.
If you’re not ready to introduce the blackest-of-blacks into your home, try a lighter shade of the hue. A charcoal-coloured wall gives you the same high-impact drama of a deep ebony, but with an added softness.