For this powder room, the homeowner wanted a crisp, minimal space that maximizes storage and has a fun, contemporary midcentury vibe. The look was achieved with a sleek, wooden vanity and chrome sconces. Dark, charcoal paint helps the trim pop.
Bold charcoal paint covers the walls, millwork, even the ceiling in this contemporary home office. Black and white draperies call attention to the tall windows, while a white lacquered desk provides a modern contrast to the walls. An animal hide rug continues the color scheme and adds a touch of whimsy.
Designers loved the color charcoal in this home, but feared that it would make smaller spaces, like this powder room, too dark, so they remedied their worries by taking advantage of the natural light in the space brought in by a large window over the tub. They, then, added white fixtures and white wall details to further add light to the space. An elegant crystal chandelier adds the perfect finishing touch.
This kitchen features a surprising gray and white palette. The barstools and cabinets have been painted charcoal gray. Black and white graphic wallpaper, stainless steel appliances and a mod chandelier add sizzle.
This cottage kitchen has decided dramatic flair thanks to charcoal gray walls and a coat of black paint on the hardwood floor. The room is a good example of how dark walls can help a small or narrow space feel more intimate.
Caramel bamboo floors, streamlined lighting and Valspar Seafoam Storm paint make this bright and open space feel like anything but a basement. A pool table covered in platinum felt and a sectional in charcoal fabric complement the room's steely palette.
This dramatic cottage dining area features charcoal gray walls and a coat of black paint on the hardwood floor. The room is a good example of how dark walls can help a small or narrow space feel more intimate.
Black bookshelves contrast against the white brick fireplace and provide a display for the homeowners' books and accessories. The wall above the fireplace is painted a dark charcoal so that the flat-screen TV almost disappears and doesn't compete with the design of the space.
Ivory wall paint brings a youthful hue to this sitting room in Arizona. Patterned wall panels are subtle but add life to the space and play with a charcoal gray contemporary daybed and transitional leather chair. Throw pillows, a floral citron rug and Helser drapery hardware pull the room together through pattern and color.
This master bedroom pairs soft hues with edgy charcoal grays, showcased beautifully in the floral accent wall. The backing of the white bookshelf is painted a contrasting blue-gray hue, and a window is covered with a ruched gray curtain.
Ivory wall paint brings a youthful hue to this sitting room in Arizona. Patterned wall panels are subtle but add life to the space and play with a cottage inspired coffee table and charcoal gray contemporary daybed. Throw pillows and a graphic green rug pull the room together through pattern and color.
Four large windows fill this living room with plenty of natural light and frame the modern fireplace. Charcoal gray limestone surrounds the fireplace, while above the mantel, painted gray brick provides the backdrop for four floating shelves. Light oak flooring and a mix of modern furnishings complete the design.
Rather than use wallpaper to achieve a patterned effect in this San Diego tea and juice bar, designer Corrine Maggio hired a graffiti artist to paint a black-and-charcoal design and tag the wall with the bar's name.
The entry door was painted a deep charcoal to give some contrast and a richer look to the interior space. This was much less expensive than replacing the door altogether and gave the paneled door a modern face lift to coordinate with the other updates around the house.
This radiant deck was painted in a dark charcoal color for a chic, contemporary look. A wooden wingback chair looks elegant and practical for the outdoor space, and four stools which look like cogs fit together to make a unique coffee table.
Painted a dark charcoal gray that grows more mysterious as evening approaches, this fully outfitted wet bar keeps entertaining essentials close at hand while floating stainless steel shelves keep decorative items at a safe distance.