The back walls in this otherwise architecturally boring room give it sophistication and save it from being just another McMansion-beige family room.
White trim makes black walls look crisp and fresh. It's a very classic look and would work in a house with some good bones. When painting a wall black, go for an eggshell or satin finish to avoid an ashy look.
Here, black trim adds weight to an all-white room. It creates a modern look and goes well with clean lines and simple casings.
An all-black room creates a feeling of intimacy and drama. But it needs good lighting. This red box as the single splash of color adds to the theatrical quality.
There is no reason a small space can't be black. In fact, these black walls make this a very elegant little powder room. The white ceiling and floor keep it from feeling too closed in.
Black stair kicks and railing. They look good, don't they?
Black cabinetry has an old-fashioned look and is best used below the counter.
Black countertops in an all-white kitchen. A classic look (and a classic crumb enhancer).
I am a huge fan of painting the backs of bookcases. Here they've gone whole hog, and it looks great in this big, white room. Don't you think it makes all those books look very important and serious?
A black fireplace surround makes the blue walls pop and draws the eyes neatly to the black mirror and sofa.
Black furnishings in a white room. This is sleek and modern but still comfy. Can't you just see a hipster king and queen at this table?