Using black in any sort of application can sometimes be a daunting thing. It’s so bold.

It is simply the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It’s literally a color without color. Therefore, it tends to scare us away from applying it when really we should be embracing it (to an extent). Hence, black accents.

I feel like, sometimes, this is the ‘thing’ people see in a space when they’re all like, “I love it, but I don’t know why I love it.” You’ve felt that before, right? It happens to me too. Perhaps this is that ‘thing‘.

Don’t get what I mean? Let me explain…(scroll slowly, and embrace)

You see a space and fall in love with it. Head over heels, I might die, in. love. with. it. You try to implement the same ideas it into your home, office, whatever and then BAM. Mental breakdown. You hate what you’ve tried to do, it’s “JUST NOT WORKINGGG, WHY, WHY, WHY??”

I get it. And we’re here to help. Ahem, the moodboards.

Black accents are gradually coming into the game and seem to be here to stay. When done successfully, I love it. Typically, people are choosing a soft wall color and then incorporating more bright/bold colors in the accessories. However, some enjoy an “accent” wall as the foundation of their palette and then style with furnishings and accessories around that. Either way, I think you’re safe.

One of the great reasons why the deep nonexistant ‘color’ is awesome is because it can be applied to any type of design. Literally. Just like you see in the boards above (i.e. the exteriors) you’ve got a mix of 1800’s Shaker style, 16th Century European row house, contemporary modern, farmhouses, etc. And it all works for each application. Pretty neat!

Any questions? I’m here for you!


images: exterior / kitchen / living / bathroom office