To add glamour - or gravitas - to any room, a dash of black is all you need. Designers share why they love using the dark hue in home decor.
1. Adds Weight
"In an all-cream living room, we added three black items: a Tom Dixon screw-top table with a black base, pillows with black backs, and a life-size black horse. Those touches gave the space some weight." -Ghisliane Viñas
"A black drapery rod is a classic touch that works in any room. The strong horizontal line adds volume and height to the windows, as well as a touch of masculinity and drama to the space." -Jeff Andrews
3. Grounds A Space
"The first room I ever decorated, for my 10-year-old self, had black patent-leather walls - well, super vinyl, actually - and glossy white trim. These days, black helps keep my hyper-colorful schemes from becoming too 'Good Ship Lollipop.' Art is a great way to get some black into a room. I just bought a number of black-hued paintings for clients at Art Basel.Read More »from Dare to Go Dark: Designers on the Power of Black