The color black has timeless appeal. Though it actually represents the absence of color, there is nothing bleak or gloomy about it.
Black is sophisticated and elegant . . . and versatile. A black-tie dinner is always a formal affair, and black is often worn for formal occasions—the “little black dress” for women and traditional black tuxedo for men—yet it’s not unusual to see people wearing black whenever.
Used in the home, black adds a sense of style, polish and refinement, and gracious living to even the most casual space.
Here is a sampling of different ways you can work the color black into your home decor.
Decorating your home with black
Fun furniture and accessories
[above left to right] 1. “Samarkand,” “Uzbek,” and “Rangoli” toss pillows. (Photo: Neiman Marcus);
2. Baroque armchair with comic book fabric (Photo: Progarr); 3. Hand-crafted two-drawer side table.
(Photo: Cote France); 4. Japanese floral rose bowl. (Photo: Kate Spade)