Black is a hue that has an inherent boldness – no matter what form you try to emulate it in your homes, it’s always going to stand out. However, it is exactly because of this boldness that it needs to be introduced in a controlled ratio within all interior deigns. If you don’t know what’s this ideal ratio, then let us introduce you to these 5 images to get a better feel:
1. As highlights
If you want to use black hues in the capacity of a focal point, then you can use them as highlights. This means that they take a certain ratio of the center of your interior design (and even a bit of the periphery). But the trick here is to ensure it doesn’t seem too dominating. So, surrounding it with lighter hues like whites and browns is a great way to ensure visual balance.
2. The ideal occupancy
The ideal ratio of occupancy with black hues in an interior design totally depends on the size and scale of your rooms. If you have a spacious open floor plan, then you can cover even a large part of the feature wall with black statement pieces. On the other hand, if you’ve got a smaller space then you need to try and be as restrained with your use as possible – otherwise you’ll end up making the space feel visually smaller.
3. As tertiary accents
Even when the black hue is used in the capacity of tertiary accents, it still manages to look bold. This basically means that black accents are introduced in very small amount throughout the interior design. These can be in the form of framing, a small lamination, a few seats, a coffee table, etc. This technique looks the best in relatively smaller spaces.
4. Complementing with lights
When the ratio of black is smaller, you have to complement it with an elegantly understated neutral palette for the best effects. Usually white colour is introduced in the immediate surroundings of black to deliver quick contrast, but you can just as easily opt for browns, metal accents, and even brighter colours like red, blue, and green for an eclectic effect.
5. Part of the whole
Black hue looks the best when it is accompanied right. It always stands out no matter what the situation, but in the company of elegant surroundings, it can seem like a part of a whole instead of standing out in a solitary manner.