Black 48 Ideabooks

Dreaming in Color: 8 Beautiful Black Bedrooms
We've covered all the colors of the rainbow in our series on bedroom color, so let's turn to black this week. Adding black to your bedroom via an accent wall or as a background...
Fun Kitchen Helper: The Classic, Practical Chalkboard
Chalkboards and their dust were overthrown from the classroom long ago by dry-erase boards. While those whiteboards may be cleaner to use, they don't hold a candle to their counterparts' old-school aesthetic. Chalkboards have become a big trend in home...
Unravel the Mystery of Black
Many scientists say that color is light, and because black is the absence of light, it isn't a color. Of course, in interior design terms, we use black pigments and classify the color as a neutral. Black goes with everything, and many would argue that...
Get the High Style of Ebony Minus the High Price
Sought-after since ancient times, ebony is a dark brown to jet-black wood grown in tropical Asia and Africa. Due to its dense nature and scarcity, ebony has been used predominantly as a veneer by furniture makers or carved into small objects. Today ebonizing...
Cooking With Color: When to Use Black in the Kitchen
Black is a classic hue in fashion — there's the little black dress and the debonair black tuxedo, and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there with way more pairs of black shoes in my closet than there are days of the week. Yet when it comes to decorating...
Graphic Black and White Kitchens for 10 Styles
Color fads come and go, but black and white kitchens will never go the way of avocado appliances and orange linoleum counters. This crisp contrasting palette is a classic that serves all styles, from traditional to contemporary. It's also very versatile;...
On Trend: Home Decor That Draws the Line
Black and white. It always brings to mind images of text rambling across a creamy white page of my favorite Sunday newspaper. Or the beauty of high-contrast photography, like that of Ansel Adams. The combo of those two colors (or noncolors) has a long...
DIY: Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint is popular thanks to its blend of sentiment, whimsy and practicality. Whether it's painted on walls, furniture or appliances, chalkboard paint has certainly come a long way from the basic green or slate gray boards used in schools. I...
Guest Picks: Dining in the Dark
I usually steer straight for candy colors when it comes to kitchen accessories and finishes, but lately I'm starting to appreciate the sleek sophistication of black. Why do I suddenly want to toss everything out the window and move into a New York high-rise?...
Black Lighting Fixtures Have Bright Prospects
Black has always had a prominent place in interior design. It goes with anything and lends drama and contrast. We've seen it grace dining room tables, kitchen...
Get a Knack for Black
It takes some serious nerve to choose black, especially for walls. But nothing sets off color like black. And nothing has its depth. It can add a sense of architecture where there is none to speak of, and while it does indeed make a room feel smaller,...
14 Buzzworthy Yellow and Black Interiors
I was at this dinner party last weekend when an unexpected visitor made an appearance at our table — a big black and yellow bumble bee. One dapper gentleman at our table had on a sharp-looking white fedora with an orange band and coordinating tie. His...
Bathrooms Awash in Black and White Tile
In today's bathrooms, white is the standard choice for fixtures like toilets and baths. When it comes to floor tile design, there is a greater variety of choices, but black and white is always a good bet. The classic combo of ebony and ivory has many...
Great Color Combination: A Green and Black Palette
We have had some rainy days in the past few weeks in Los Angeles. In my hometown of Pasadena, there are many tree-lined streets of magnificent camphor trees. I'm always reminded of how much I like green and black together while driving down one of these...
5 Smashing Black and White Homes
By now everyone knows that it's pretty easy and inexpensive to switch up the look of a room by changing out throw pillow covers, a lamp or two, artwork and a rug. However, to pull this off you need a versatile base. Using black and white as a base makes...
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