Black paint with charcoal trim adds drama and transforms the exterior of this contemporary home built in 1974, previously painted a neutral tan brown color. “To make sure the house fit in with the really nice modern homes up in this part of the country, we wanted to go with a black exterior,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The upper level of this funky home contains a sitting area. The entire space is covered in teal, adding bold, bright color. To warm the space, a slender band of windows surrounds the space, letting in natural light.
This kitchen takes style up a notch with it's use of bold colors and shapes. Cabinets range in style in color from blue glass-front to red or striped. This eclectic look lends itself well to the room's high ceilings and geometric windows.
On the opposite side of the playroom, another set of original wood doors opens to reveal a sitting room that is swathed in the same bold teal as the playroom. In this space, a window provides natural light, while brightly colored pillows add splashes of color, and unique details, such as the fur rug and cattle skull on the wall create a stylish, eclectic space.
This bold office space is full of character and charm from the black crown molding to the houndstooth matching chairs and rugs. Light gray walls with purple accents in the curtain and cork boards give this space the extra color and lightness it needs to be a perfect work area.
Museums and galleries may display art against stark, white walls, but black can showcase favorite pieces even better. Case in point, this contemporary space designed by architect Bryant Alsop. “Walls and cabinetry in Dulux paints’ Domino color creates visual depth and provides a moody backdrop for the client’s artwork and furniture,” he says. “Extending almost the entire length of the house, the color provides a unifying element connecting each of the individual spaces.”