There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of both teens and indie movie theaters. But the color has been quietly cultivating a broader following among designers and homeowners who want a cozy, enveloping ambiance that’s still got theatrical flair.
Bedrooms, libraries, and bathrooms clad in inky or charcoal tones can be relaxing retreats. If you’ve got loads of windows, the color helps frame exterior views. And if the space is mostly walls, black creates a cocoon-like setting that can showcase a collection of objects d’art, vibrantly patterned rugs and furniture, or meditative warm woods and textures.
Our community of homeowners is embracing a heavy dose of dramatic color with large swaths of black range hoods, island accent colors, and full-on, all-black cabinetry.