Colour stories // black beauty
February 29, 2012
I’m really lusting after black furniture at the moment. Just like how a good pair of pointed black stilettos can make an outfit, I think a black piece of furniture can really anchor a room.
For me it is all about balance: to toughen up my love for white and light with a hint of black, but soften its harsh edge with stripped wood and tactile textures like wool and linen.
Of course, the beauty of paint is that you can pick your shade. If jet black feels too much, the look can be softened by using blackboard paint and chalk, or opting for a dark grey like Farrow and Ball’s Railings, or even Down Pipe.
What do you think?
From my scrapbook - originally from Elle Decoration I think!
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