The Use of Color Black in Interiors: Designing with Black

color black in Interiors, Jean Louis Deniot entryway the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Jean Louis Deniot design

The color black in Interiors can elevate the most simple space to a more elegant and austere one.  There is probably no other color as classic as black and it never goes out of style especially when use in contrast with lighter colors.  The competence of the color black has been forever a favorite of many well renowned designers and it has been a permanent and constant choice in interiors as well as in fashion.  No wonder black is well known as Cristobal Balenciaga’s preferred color as it’s demonstrated by the exhibition ‘Balenciaga, L’Ouvre ou Noir’ (All in Black) taking place at Palais Galliera in Paris now.  It’s neutrality provides the flexibility of being paired with almost any other hue in the rainbow.  I love it in the first image below where the paneling is painted a light gray.  Either employed as a simple accent such as a decorative object or for covering all the walls in a room the effect of black in interiors is strictly elegant and timeless.

color black in Interiors, entryway with antique mirror and chandelier the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Entry way via Architectural Digest.  Can you picture a colorful sideboard here instead? Neither can I.

color black in Interiors, black chairs with brass table the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

The Louis XVI looking chairs are painted black bringing out the black on the ceiling pendant and art.

color black in Interiors, barble bathroom with black tub the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Love the contrast of the black freestanding tub against the marble wall.  Design by Alessandra Branca

color black in Interiors, black bookcases with navy blue sofa

Black bookcases in this space enhances the mood of the room.

color black in Interiors, black and white living room with hugo guinness print the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

color black in Interiors, black and white modern entryway the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

A bold and modern entryway by Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau.

color black in Interiors, Mathilde Agostinelli living room the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Jacques Grange loves to incorporate small doses of black.

color black in Interiors, Jean Louis Deniot living room with fireplace and van der streaten mirror the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

A black Herve Van Der Streaten mirror, black steel settee, black doors and black sculpture at a Jean Louis Deniot design.

color black in Interiors, joseph dirand living room with black chair the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Joseph Dirand

color black in Interiors, albert hadley living room vignette the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Albert Hadley made constant use of black in his beautiful interiors.

color black in Interiors, marie chantal miller entryway home the use of black in interiors via belle vivir blog

Marie Chantal Miller London’s home.  I recently read in a book that this floor was landmarked.  Is it cheating if I copy them?

 

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