With A Touch Of Black

BLACK MAGIC

I have long been of the belief that every room must have a bit of the most dramatic neutral…black.  Whether a little or a lot, black will make an object, a piece of art, a lamp, a tabletop or even an entire wall speak to the rest of the space.  As with the perfect jewelry, that touch of black is the perfect accessory.

That single black lamp makes the room

That single black lamp makes the room

A bright and breezy room on the water is delightful.  However, by adding the black shaded desk lamp, the room becomes a sophisticated statement.  One might initially choose a blue and white ginger jar or pastel porcelain lamp.  Pretty, yes.  A source of night light, sure.  A fixture that will make a statement of the room, not so much.

That single lamp!

That single lamp!

Who would have thought

Who would have thought

Perfect candle choice

Perfect candle choice

I admit the easiest method of incorporating black in to a space is with a black shaded lamp.  Love them.  However, there are other ways.  Something as simple as candles or art for the wall that is dominate with black.  Perhaps a pair of accent pillows or a coffee table floral container.

Genius...absolute genius

Genius…absolute genius

A bit more black for contrast

A bit more black for contrast

When the opportunity for building a home or even redecorating a single room, give thought to incorporating one architectural black element.  You will never regret the decision.

This truly is black magic

This truly is black magic

Would you have noticed this bannister otherwise

Would you have noticed this bannister otherwise

Great steel door

Great steel door

Tell me what you see first

Tell me what you see first

Anything other than black for the table would be a shame

Anything other than black for the table would be a shame

Lighting fixtures are another strong vehicle for using black.  Remember, black is a neutral.

This fixture is as important as the table it shines upon

This fixture is as important as the table it shines upon

Small shades, great impact

Small shades, great impact

Just the right amount of black

Just the right amount of black

If you are so inclined, look around each room of your house and imagine a unique way to bring a bit of black in.  This may be done by merely changing the shade on one lamp or a pair if you have them.  Paint a small chair black.  Once you start thinking about this black magic, you will be amazed by the number of ideas you will have.

The dramatic desk lamp

The dramatic desk lamp

Using black in the entry...yes

Using black in the entry…yes

This is a perfect example of the wonder of contrast

This is a perfect example of the wonder of contrast

I love the use of a small lamp on dining tables...and black

I love the use of a small lamp on dining tables…and black

Elegant

Elegant

Whether the room has a great deal of pattern or very little, those wonderful black lamps are a perfect choice.

Beautiful in a room of pattern

Beautiful in a room of pattern

Beautiful in a room of little pattern

Beautiful in a room of little pattern

The height of the black shaded lamps is a bonus

The height of the black shaded lamps is a bonus

 

Regardless of your favorite color, that touch of black will accent beautifully.  It adds depth as no other element will.  This is not limited to the formal rooms of your home.  From the powder room to the kitchen, every room matters because…

 

EVERY DAY MATTERS

 

 

 

 

 

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