To many, the thought of implementing this color palate in their own home can seem as scary as Michael Myers on Halloween night. Lucky for you, we've got the "Jaime Lee Curtis" of interior design in-house, who is prepared to help you fight the common misconceptions surrounding this color combination:
1. "It will be too dark," they said.
Many people fear this combination, thinking it will always make the space "too gloomy." Alas, this is rarely the case. In fact, if you're implementing black on black in a room with lots of natural light, it will actually emphasize the light as the room will always be bright against this solid dark tone. Small spaces also thrive with lots of black, as calms your eye and creates an incredibly "clean" look, versus tons of elements/colors making a small space seem hectic and cramped.
Furthermore, one of the super fun elements of committing to something this bold and dark is that it works incredibly well with contrasting materials - wood tones, metal finishes, and glass fixtures will all be highlighted and enhanced...bringing an additional "shine" to the space.
2. "My style isn’t modern,'” They said.
Black on black is one of the most versatile options out there. It can absolutely serve as sexy and modern - but also moody + unique, rustic + casual, or as classic as they come. So, never hesitate to experiment with it in your rustic/bohemian/classic/transitional home. It is the little black dress of design, it looks great in every style.
3. "I can’t have just one black room," They said.
If you aren't feeling confident enough to experiment with the kitchen or a bigger room just yet, a single black on black bathroom can be an incredible place to first test the waters. It can be airy + chic or cultivate a "cave-like” vibe (in the best way possible) - evoking a quiet, zen-like aesthetic. This single black room won’t detract from the rest of your home, and you can use your hardware, tile, and accessory choices to tie it into the rest of your design no matter how colorful + bright the rest of the house is.
4. “It can’t possibly cover up all the imperfections,” They said.
Oh yes, it can! Black, especially matte black, will mask pretty much anything. It’s absolutely ideal when working with an older structure that has clearly been painted over dozens of times.
So, friends, we hope we've addressed your darkest concerns about a black on black design scheme. Should you decide to move forward with it, just know that we’re giving you two big thumbs up…because quite frankly, this combination is always BOO-tiful.
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