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Incorporate black and bold accents inside of your bathroom by installing black hardware and a matte black vessel sink.
How to Incorporate Black and Bold Accents into Your Home
February 28, 2020

The verdict is in on interior design in 2020: black is back! Top designers are using dark and bold details to add depth and dimension to homes around the country.

Incorporating black and bold accents into your home can update your décor and revitalize your home with very little work. Here’s how to make these dark tones look stylish in your home.

Elegant bathroom with stone backsplash wall, wood accents, and a matte black sink.
Elegant bathroom with stone backsplash wall, wood accents, and a matte black sink.

01.

Start with a Bathroom

Start with a Bathroom

Starting small is best if you haven’t worked with black before. Luckily, bathrooms can benefit greatly from dark colors. Black bathrooms, especially with stone accents, have an elegant allure—plus, they always look clean.

You don’t have to do a full bathroom reno to see the benefits of dark accents. A matte black porcelain sink looks amazing paired with a dark or light wooden finish countertop. To go the extra mile, add a matching black bath.

Create a unique and high-class look by making the bold choice of painting your living room wall black!

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Create a unique and high-class look by making the bold choice of painting your living room wall black!

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02.

Black Pairs with More Than White

Black Pairs with More Than White

Not everything has to be black and white. This color scheme seems to be the go-to for many homeowners who want to decorate with darks, however, this is an overused style that can end up looking stale.

Instead, pair black or darker tones with natural colors for a cozy vibe. It’s an old rule to avoid mixing black and brown, however, black walls, counters, or bathtubs can go well with wooden furniture and sprucy green plants.

If black is too dark, you can achieve the same warm look with a bold evergreen or plum.

Lighten up a dark black wall by adding white shelves and statement decor pieces.

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Lighten up a dark black wall by adding white shelves and statement decor pieces.

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03.

Add Some Depth to Avoid an Abyss

Add Some Depth to Avoid an Abyss

Black can easily feel unwelcoming to the eyes, especially if there isn’t anything to complement its depth. To avoid the “endless abyss” feeling of black walls, ceilings, or floors, add some patterned décor to give your eyes something to hold on to.

Hang some photos or art of the same size across the wall. Or, switch things up and hang shelves in a staircase pattern. Get creative by adding some bold statement furniture or rugs.

Remember, dark tones need complementing patterns and lighter colors to offset their depth.

On that note...

Mix up your kitchen by adding black cabinets, a concrete farmhouse sink, and crisp granite countertops to create a chic contrast.
Mix up your kitchen by adding black cabinets, a concrete farmhouse sink, and crisp granite countertops to create a chic contrast.

04.

Pair with Light Colors

Pair with Light Colors

Once your black and bold accents are in place, it’s time to have fun with some of your favorite lighter colors!

If you want to play it safe, implement shades of whites and beiges like a cream color into the room. We love kitchens with black quartz granite sinks, stone counters, dark mahogany wooden tables and glistening white dishes.

If you’re feeling adventurous, get out of your comfort zone and use pastel pinks, greens, yellows, and blues in your decor or furniture. These colors come alive against black or darker colored backdrops.

The time is now to take a risk and be a little bold with your style! Incorporate black and bold accents into your home this year to bring out the depth and personality of your space.