Black may not be a universally approved primary colour scheme, but it is a beloved tertiary accent. It adds a whole new dimension and gravitas to an existing colour scheme with its bold, charismatic presence. It can be used in many ways throughout an interior design, and if you’re searching for ideas to get started, then here are 5 to begin with:
1. Through furniture
The furniture colour scheme is always part of the secondary or tertiary colour palette. It is there to add contrast in the overall space. So it’s a great way to emulate the black accents within your interior designs. This image shows off an excellent way you can go about this technique. The whites and cream of its ambiance are sufficiently contrasted by the black sofa, coffee table, and media wall.
2. Just the filigree
Just cladding the edges and ends of your in-built shelves and other furniture in black also provides a great way to accent your spaces. It’s subtle, doesn’t feel too bold, and is easy enough to carry out. The black-edged filigree on the shelf in this image features a great way that you can carry out this technique in your own homes.
3. An accent shelf or two
Accent furniture is always an adequate way to emulate some contrast in your home interiors, and if you can find a piece in ebony, then your quota of black filigree is perfectly set. Just take the tall cabinet in this bedroom interior design as an example. Although it has been affixed to the very side of curtains, it still has a very captivating presence in the overall ambiance of the room.
4. Beneath the visual range
The things that you perceive at your eye level are what makes an immediate impact on you whenever you enter the space. So, if you understand this theory then using your black accent below or above the visual range can become a great option. Take a look at this kitchen; the black under-cabinet laminates have a very bold presence, but almost feel like a tertiary afterthought given that they are below the eye level.
5. Mixed with textures
Solid black colour is as bold as they come and many homeowners are just not down with it. To make it feel more visually appealing, you can also choose black themed textures such as marble, quartz, and more. They are just as gorgeous, but don’t have that compelling aura that makes true black so intense.