Black walls might not be your first choice when it comes to interior decorating, but maybe it should be. Look at these photos and tell us what you think.
I remember the first time I painted the walls in my home. It was a bold choice. Burgundy walls and a light grey border near the ceiling. Not everyone loved it as much as I did, but the point was that I enjoyed it and it made my home feel “homier.”
Recently, a new trend in home design has caught the attention of many would-be interior decorators. Black paint.
Normally, using black, or extremely dark shades is avoided unless you are a professional, but there’s been some inspiring posts that have made us all want to try our hand at this latest trend.
The colours in our surroundings can have a tangible impact on our mood, emotions and personality too.
Have you ever noticed how your feelings might change when you enter a light blue room, versus a dark red one? There is a science to how colours affect us.
Every room in your house can introduce positivity and overall good vibrations- if they are painted with colours that evoke healthy responses. For example, if you feel more drawn to darker colours, then you will feel more at peace when you are surrounded by them.
HGTV says, “Black walls tend to get a bad rap: They’re too dark, too overwhelming, not welcoming. The list of complaints goes on and on. And yes, when done incorrectly, a space painted black can veer into that negative territory, but in the hands of the right person, black paint can transform a space into something truly magical.”
There is a good side of black. It can hide smudges and add sophistication, but only when it is used right. How you use it depends on the effect you want to give. Black brings drama on its own. Add a chandelier and you enhance the dramatic effect. Throw a yellow armchair in the room and you make it contemporary. Just remember how to blend colors and stick to one style to make black walls work.
Obviously everyone has their own personality and taste when it comes to decorating. For example, my house is anything but practical. We all have an inner-decorator with ideas that some may find completely wild, but it doesn’t matter.
Go for what makes you feel good, and what you are comfortable with. There are no rules, just guides.
“Life is indeed colourful. We can feel in the pink one day, with our bank balances comfortably in the black, and the grass seemingly no greener on the other side of the fence. Then out of the blue, something tiresome happens that makes us see red, turn ashen white, even purple with rage. Maybe controlling our varying emotions is just ‘colour management’ by another name.” – Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe