Monthly Archives: February 2012

Plunge into Black

The trend for dark seductive walls is a classic.  It’s great to use matt black paint or black textured wall-coverings for an intimate atmosphere, such as the dining room, Entrance Hall or your Snug.  It gives elegance to any design, period or contemporary, and is a perfect background for displaying art.

Keep the woodwork and ceiling in a strong white, for a sharp contrast, and floors in a neutral palette.  Use mirrors, chrome or gilt to bounce light and then accent with rich woods, tan leathers and animal prints to give a feeling of warmth.