Monday, October 20, 2008

Design Tip of the Week (10.20.08): I See a Red Wall and I Want. to. Paint. it. Black.

When selecting a color palette most have not ventured into selecting black for their walls, but why not? Its timeless, its classic, it makes you look thinner! Black is an original choice and can really be stunning. However, black is a dramatic hue, so there are some things you can do to maximize the drama can add to a room and minimize the goth nightmare that could result with the wrong decor. Here are some reasons to throw caution to the wind and just paint it black.

*Black walls look great if you have a strong contrast to place against it or hang on it. Like in this room where the white molding and the vibrant colors in the artwork and the dining room chairs really pair well with the black walls.

*A white and black combination on a wall is just luxarious and dramatic. Apartment Therapy has some great examples of this classic pairing.


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