There’s a rule in decorating that says that “every room can use a touch of black.” The use of white and black in decorating can create a stunning and dramatic decor You might think this is strange if you have a room of pastels or jewel tones. But, if you take a moment to think how in nature using the color black adds a focal point that grounds, anchors, and adds a sophisticated look.
The best way I have heard the use of black in a room described is by designer Susan Wells; “it’s the similar to putting a period at the end of a sentence”. It makes the eye stop, and rest before continuing on thru the room. This helps provide balance and maximize your decorating statement.
Black in accessories, light fixtures, trims, paint, or in one bold piece of furniture will also help to catch the eye and sharpen any decorating scheme. It will serve as an outline that sets off specific areas or objects.
Black by itself is striking! But to get real drama and spark, pair black with white. As Black and white are opposites they are a perfect color combination for any decorating style. The use of black and white in decorating gives a surprisingly fresh, clean, and unquestionably sophisticated and elegant look to any room.