Using Black In Interior Design: 5 Ways You Can Use Black In Your Home

February 1st, 2024

Using Black in your colour scheme is the perfect way to make your interior feel more stylish and modern. Here are just five ways you can use black paint colours to create a super chic space.

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

In the kitchen

You can use black in multiple ways in the kitchen depending on how you want the space to look. 

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

You could use black on the cabinetry combined with natural materials for a warm scheme or use black on the walls teamed with white cabinetry for a modern, monochrome scheme. 

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

You could also paint your cabinets black and add a pop of colour on the walls for a unique look. Adding greenery and kitchen accessories to a black kitchen will really enhance the whole appearance.

Photos courtesy of Little Greene. Colours, Confetti, Lamp Black and Salix.

On window frames

If your windows need an update, painting the frames black will instantly lift them and give a sleek look. Why stop at the windows? Painting your doors and trim will give a cohesive feel. 

Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball. Colours, Railings and Great White.

When painting window trim, make sure you use the right primer and topcoat, depending on the material the windows are made from. If they are made from PVC, check out our guide to painting plastic>>

Photo courtesy of Little Greene. Colours, Lamp Black and Urbane Grey.

With a pop of colour

One of the real benefits of using black within a scheme is that it can be used with any colour which often enhances the visual qualities of the colour.

Photos courtesy of Little Greene. Colours, Yellow Pink, Lamp Black, Basalt and Orange Aurora.

Bright hues used with black often seem more vibrant whilst calming mid tones can look really elegant. Why not paint a few samples of your favourite colours and place them next to a sample of black to see the kind of effect it can have!

Photos courtesy of Farrow & Ball. Colours, Vert De Terre, Cane and Cola (from the F&B Archive Collection, available in store).

Feature wall

If you want to go all in, creating a feature wall using black paint or wallpaper can give your room a real focal point.

Photos courtesy of Farrow & Ball. Colours and wallpapers from the Christopher John Rogers collaboration. Colours, Liquorice and Challot. Wallpaper, Check and Stripe.

Painting panelling black can give a traditional look a modern twist whilst black feature walls can add real depth to your space. When choosing your finish, a matt black can add even more depth to your space.

Photos courtesy of Farrow & Ball. Colour, Railings.

With wallpaper

If you want to incorporate a small amount of black within your space, using a wallpaper design with black as a part of the colourway is a fantastic way to do this as the colour will look less concentrated, drawing your eye to the pattern as well as colour. Here are just a few of our favourite designs from our exclusive collections!

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