The number one shopping day of the year is here, Black Friday! In honor of Black Friday we are celebrating black and charcoal decor. Black is a bold, deep and dramatic color choice. Charcoal is a friendlier alternative that has many different undertones that can work to enhance many design palettes.
Black and Gold
Gold is having a moment right now. We saw it in many showrooms at High Point Market ( see our High Point Market Recap http://dayziner.com/highpoint-market-recap/) Pairing Gold accents with Black instantly adds luxury and sophistication to your space. The contrast also adds a definite focal point to the room. In this image the eye is instantly drawn to the black and gold chairs and the fume hood. Think about the areas you want to focus on and the areas that you will spend the largest portion of your budget. These areas are the ones to receive the bold accent choices, and black is certainly bold!
Black, White and Rustic
Another way to successfully use black is to incorporate all its shades into one room scene. This starts to layer the room. Depending on room size, the strongest black can be a used as accent furniture, a decorative object or a focal wall. Remember that as a color, black saturates so it will absorb all the light around its immediate surroundings and take over. Take a look a the black accent pillow and throw on the accent chair. They almost start to disappear when paired against the black background.
When working with black, It’s important to think about the exposure to natural light and the amount of available light in the room. In certain cases a low light level is ideal and can be relaxing while setting an overall mood. In other cases, such as in production room, it is best to maximize light levels and keep the amount of darker colors to a minimal.
Black as a Graphic
A bold geometric pattern can be intensified when set to black. When working with bold graphic walls, remember less can be more. Place your pattern on one wall and have the adjacent wall painted a solid color. Also keep the rest of the design simple. Let the walls do the work. We also love the idea of a bold wall covering in small spaces such a a bathroom or powder room. What is especially successful about this image is that there is no base cabinet under the sink. This is a bit atypical for a bathroom as the average homeowner prefers to have storage space. But from a design point of view, a geometric wall pattern is pair with minimal geometric sink. It’s balanced design poetry.
Black as an Accessory
Not ready to commit to black as part of your design? Not to worry. There are many simple, designer friendly, black accessories that are perfect for gifting. It is Black Friday after all. What is one more thing added to your holiday shopping list? Why not buy a little black stocking stuffer, after you buy that perfect little black dress, and a that new coffee table with the black trim you have had your eye on for quite some time We love that these candles look good any where and will complement any decor. Simple. Festive. Beautiful. Find them Here
Be sure to check out some of favorite home decor sites that will offering their Annual Black Friday Sales, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, All Modern, and World Market Leave us a comment about your favorite product find this holiday season! We’d love to hear from you! Until Next Time! -D