Houzz is the new way to design your home.
This entire room is painted in high gloss, so it reflects light even though the walls are black. This works especially well on wood paneling and trim.
Velvety black walls are so gorgeous, but they require good lighting. The art and the rest of the colorful decor keep this room from feeling too close or heavy. Black works so well in a lively, eclectic space like this one.