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Black as an accent

Following up on an earlier post about designing with black as a dominant color, here are some elegant examples of black being used effectively almost as an accent color. Typically black or white frame accent colors but black can also create a unique feel framing certain areas of spaces or offsetting neutral/ light tones. Accessories, door frames, lighting, seating and virtually anything else can achieve this effect. When almost all of the space is black or dark gray, or approximately half is a darker color, an entirely different feel is created. Black is tricky because it can easily feel too cold if warm hues or natural elements like wood floors are not utilized alongside it.

lucernescandanavian homecontemporary fireplace1. Daniel Marshall Architects, 2. Scandanavian Home, 3. Photo Credit: Giorgio Possenti