By Manya Matveev. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:08:31 AM.
Focus on accessories. If black walls are a step too far why not add some contrast with black accessories? This boudoir has dark blinds a thick black picture frame and an ebony vanity table creating a darkly luxurious spot. The key here is the glossy surfaces which catch the light rather than absorbing it.
Here's another green‐accented kitchen but this hue has more blue in it and creates a nice midcentury modern vibe. You can't go wrong pairing this pretty hue with white and light‐toned woods.
Start small. Want to try black but still feeling unsure? Take your cue from this stylish abode and focus your dark aspirations on a small in‐between space such as a landing. The bold contrast will look stunning and the black won't be overwhelming due to the bright rooms on either side.
Use quilt patterns in new ways. A traditional quilt pattern takes on a new use as a wall tile pattern in this bathroom. Designer Suzan Fellman recommends choosing a grouting color that matches the colored tiles as she did with the grout between the red tiles here.
Add shine. Hanging a mirror in a dark painted hallway will add lightness and a sense of space without taking away from the dark aesthetic. This convex design reflects the whole space adding depth.
Deconstruct the log cabin. Kiln‐dried cut firewood insulates this unique home in Montana while native grasses cover the roof. Of course you don't have to go to the extreme of using a facade completely made of logs. Log details can add a rustic modern touch in smaller doses. A custom‐cut log design adds warm Western style to this bathroom ceiling.
Bring depth to a neutral room. If color isn't your thing create interest with texture. In this room a range of items with texture from the natural wood to the touch‐me throw and rug add plenty of interest.
Art. If your tastes run to the whimsical or eclectic consider hanging art in front of a window. This creates an unexpected statement and is especially effective in contemporary condos that have no other place for art.