trend: black interiors

A few days ago I posted about a trend inspired by rural life. Another trend that can be seen this season is the use of black in interiors.

The classic combination of black and white can be combined with a accent color.

(images by Perscentrum Wonen NL)

The images above, from the portfolio of UK designer Ilse Crawford, show a lot of black furniture and walls.

Black is not a color that first comes to mind when you are looking for a color for your kitchen walls but I think the black wall looks surprisingly good in this kitchen.

This black bathroom is very chic!

And also this bedroom looks very good in black.

(images from Living Etc, Marie Claire Maiso, Home and Garden UK)

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  • Thanks so much for the gorgeous pictures of the black rooms. I just painted my bathroom black with cream and grey accents and I love it!

  • love love LOVE L-O-V-E the black bedroom. We did our bedroom in a so dark chocolate brown it’s almost black and it is incredibly warm and inviting. Also painted an entire wall black and hung mirrors on it. Gorgeous.

  • Inspiring pictures, I really loved the bathroom with the yellow chair and the lounge with the black hide rug, Fantastic- Black is definatly back…

  • Beautiful! Black interior with bright clor accents and and a few luxurious furnishings always looks stunning to me, provided the room is not clogged with firniture or decor pieces. Black interiors have to be clean.

  • Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

  • Using black like this reminds me of two significant periods in recent history, firstly the mourning period of the Victorian era where it was almost etiquette for middle and upper class people to adorn their houses with elaborate black furniture, secondly, the art deco movement where black is used as liberally as white and often to greater effect.
    It’s also good to see black associated with quality again as all we have seem for the last few decades is cheap black plastic imposing in the home.