Must Read Before It’s Too Late: Black Is Always The New Black

Black is indubitably a bold color – one that offers a lot of visual weight to its surroundings. It is heavy in aesthetic, and if used out of context and without moderation, it can end up looking absolutely bizarre. It can also make your spaces look very claustrophobic and constrained. So there is always an art to using the color black in interior designs. So today, we’ll be sharing 5 ways you can use this hue successfully in your interior designs.


1. As part of a whole

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It is always good to have a strong accompanying color palate that balances out the bold intensity of the black hue within the space. Therefore, you should always make sure that the tints of black you use in an interior design are always a small part of the whole – like a small amount of black laminates in a bed headboard, etc.



2. In the trimming

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Black is such an all-encompassing hue, that it may seem a bit consuming when used wholly in and of itself. Instead, try using it as trimming for other interior design and furniture objects in the space. Black trimming and make your designs pop – it can lend a stroke or a border to fully emphasize the beauty of your overall design.



3. In context with vibrant colors

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Black color is almost decadent in its beauty. It is rich and can also emulate a sense of exclusivity. Therefore, it was mostly used with similarly rich color schemes. However, the contemporary aesthetic is all about mixing and matching contrasting styles, and you can now use black color with almost any hue or color scheme you prefer.



4. A small outline

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Just a tiny amount of black color can introduce a sense of belonging and fullness in an interior design. You do not have to go all out and use it in broad strokes across the space. Instead, you can use it as an outline to a photo frame or a shelving unit in order to get that ‘wholesome’ aura in your interior design.



5. As background noise

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Yes, black is the boldest of them all, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be relegated to the background. It can definitely be set up as a backdrop to other interesting textures and color scheme. You can go full out achromatic or even multi-color with the foreground colors – black will provide the perfect offset for both.

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